Excelsior vs De Graafschap
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019
Kick-off at 18.45 UK/ 19.45 CET
Venue: Stadion Woudestein (Rotterdam).
Both these teams must be hating Ajax with a vengeance. The hit that these teams’ self-esteem took as a result of their ties with the club from the top tier, is not insignificant. While the Kralingers had to suffer through seven goals going past them, their counterparts raised the pot by letting in eight.
The point being, these two teams possess two of the weakest defenses in the entire league. The 36 combined matches between the two squads saw a total of 138 goals.
The Super Farmers, to be honest, have nothing superb to boast as of now. They can’t wait for the season to be over and possibly shed their status of being the team at the hindmost.
Henk de Jong’s men had the fortune of having a kind management, that they organized a friendly for the team to build some confidence. The team took full advantage and recorded a 3-4 win away from home against Peralada, who plays in the third tier of Spanish football in a stadium of 1500-capacity. (As I said, kind management).
Poor old Red-Blacks had no such luck with their owners.
Excelsior vs De Graafschap Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight games saw over 2.5 match goals.
- The last five games in a row and eight of the last ten saw the hosts for the day scoring two or more.
- The last four fixtures at this venue saw over 2.5 match goals.
- Eight of the last ten ties at the Stadion Woudestein saw both sides netting goals.
Excelsior vs De Graafschap Prediction
It’s going to be raining goals as two of the worst defenses take either end of the pitch. Both teams have relegation in the back of their heads and will play for the win, as a draw would not be enough at this point. This, in turn, will increase the chances for goals.
The Paper recycling club has conceded the most number of goals at home, while their counterparts have the medal for the most conceded goals on the road. It’s almost poetic that these two are pitted against each other.
Take a tally sheet before settling in to watch the game.
Additionally, most of their goals have been in the latter half of the game. No team in the entire league has lost more second halves than these two. As the tie is expected to be vicious, the players will be comparatively tired after halftime, leading to an open galore of goals.
I expect most of the goals to come in the second half and anticipate both teams to take part in it.
Excelsior vs De Graafschap Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score in Second Half @ 2.62 (13/8)
Half With Most Goals: Second Half @ 2.00 (1/1).