De Graafschap vs Excelsior
Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: Stadion De Vijverberg (Doetinchem).
De Graafschap returned to the top flight football after two years, but they will obviously have quite a challenging task to stay three for longer than a year given the dismal start to the campaign they’ve made so far. Superboeren dropped down to 16th place in the league ladder after losing back-to-back league fixtures to Heerenveen and Fortuna Sittard.
The hosts conceded as many as eight goals in mentioned defeats. They also made it four losses in last five league outings. Can Henk de Jong find the winning formula on Saturday when host Excelsior in the 10th round of the competition?
The visitors will come into the game in much higher spirits after beating Vitesse 2-0 at home last time out. The win moved them up to 8th place in the league standings. They won two of last three games in Eredivisie.
De Graafschap vs Excelsior: Head-to-head
De Graafschap have a positive head to head record against the Kralingers.
The hosts won 9, drew 9 and lost 6 of 24 encounters against Excelsior.
Three or more goals were seen in six of last seven head to head affairs.
Superboeren were especially dominant in home clashes against Excelsior. They won 6, drew 5 and lost only 1 of 12 H2H games at Stadion De Vijverberg.
De Graafschap vs Excelsior: Prediction
Excelsior come into this as heavy form favourites and we believe the time has come for them, to end the unpleasant streak in away matches against De Graafschap. Superboeren were just too easy to break down of late. They shipped eight goals in last two outings against the likes of Heerenveen and Fortuna Sittard.
The away win or draw double chance can thus be regarded as a banker bet at the odds of 1.53, while you cab alternatively try with the visitors to net two or more goals on the evening at the odds of 2.10.
De Graafschap vs Excelsior: Bet Tips
Excelsior or Draw @ 1.53 (8/15)
Excelsior Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.10 (11/10).