Excelsior vs Heerenveen
Date: Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Kick-off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Woudestein (Rotterdam).
After the first 5 games in the Eredivisie Excelsior and Heerenveen have only 5 points to boost of. They both will be hoping to grab their second win of the season as they clash at Stadion Woudestein on Saturday.
Excelsior come into this game from a 2-2 draw away against Willem II, a game which the fans surely wasn’t happy the way it ended. More of the action came very late in the game as Excelsior threw away a 2 goal lead just 4 minutes before full-time.
Excelsior took the lead in the 31′ and the game remainder like that till the 82′ when Mahmudov scored to make it 2-0. However they sat back and allowed Williem score in 86′ and 88′ to pull the game level and then going home with just a point. They now have another opportunity this weekend to make amends and cheer up the fans.
Heerenveen weren’t entirely lucky last weekend despite playing at home. They were on the receiving end as they lost 5-3 to Heracles though they tried to balance the game 3 times after falling behind.
It was a goal galore at Abe Lenstra Stadion last week both Heerenveen couldn’t keep up as they were outscored by their visitors. The first goal came in 12th minute by Adrian Dalmau buy Heerenveen replied in the 45th minute, 3 minutes into the second half Heracles struck again but Heerenveen pulled back in the 53 minutes.
The same sequence happened in 6 3rd and 67th minute before Heerenveen were outscored by 2 more goals that came in 72 and 88 minutes. Heerenveen had most of the possession in the game but that doesn’t reflect on the score board as Heracles claimed he dsy with 33% possession. They will be hoping to do better here.
Excelsior vs Heerenveen: Head to Head
- The last Eredivisie game between the two side was in February this year as Excelsior went home with a lone goal win.
- Excelsior has won twice in their last 6 competitive meetings, drawn once and lost 3 to Heerenveen.
- Both teams have found the net in 5 out of their last 6 meetings.
Excelsior vs Heerenveen: Prediction
Looking at their recent games and past meetings, both teams to score is a more convincing bet for this game. The two sides were good in attack in their last game and have both scored in 4 of their last 5 meetings in all competitions.
We are backing both teams to score in this game and also we expect to see more than 2 match goals in the game. Excelsior should be able to grind out a win in this game and push themselves 3 points ahead of Heerenveen
Excelsior vs Heerenveen: Bet Tips
Both teams to score – YES @ 4/7 (1.57).
Over 2.5 Match goals @ 2/3 (1.68).