Eerste Divisie

Go Ahead Eagles


Go Ahead Eagles will be hosting visiting opponents Excelsior at De Adelaarshorst in the Eerste Divisie match on Saturday.

To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Go Ahead Eagles v Excelsior, scroll down – as well as the best betting odds.

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 6-0 KNVB Beker success versus NAC Breda.

Kees van Wonderen’s Go Ahead Eagles have hit the target 14 times over their preceding 6 outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 5.

Taking a look at their past results, Go Ahead Eagles:

  • haven’t been beaten in the league by Excelsior in their previous 4 matches.
  • have not won against Excelsior in their last 2 matches in the league.
  • are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.



Excelsior go into this match after a 4-0 KNVB Beker win with the defeat of Helmond Sport in their last outing.

Marinus Dijkhuizen’s Excelsior have fired home a total of 9 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during that period comes to 6.

Their past results show that Excelsior:

  • are winless against Go Ahead Eagles in games played away from home for the previous 7 league matches. They’ll be keen to stop this run.
  • are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.

Head to head

A glance at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 18/03/2013 shows that Go Ahead Eagles have won 2 of these and Excelsior 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.

A combined sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 12 of them for Trots aan de IJssel and 7 belonging to Roodzwarten. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.

Team News: Go Ahead Eagles

There is just a single fitness concern for the Go Ahead Eagles boss Kees van Wonderen to be concerned with due to a largely intact set of players. Kevin van Kippersluis (Achilles tendon problems) won’t play.

Team News: Excelsior

Owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Excelsior manager Marinus Dijkhuizen has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.


We believe that Go Ahead Eagles are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.

Conversely, Excelsior may well struggle to make a breakthrough but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here.

Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 3-1 win for Go Ahead Eagles at the conclusion of the game.

What are the best odds for this match?

Looking at the bookies’ prices in the win-draw-win market, victory for Go Ahead Eagles can be had for 2.064, a wager on the game finishing all-square is 3.74 and betting on a victory for Excelsior gets you 3.6. They’re the best market prices available at the moment.

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