Excelsior vs Heracles
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (Rotterdam).
Excelsior and Heracles are finally looking at a winnable affair as they take on each other on Saturday evening at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion. The hosts fell down to 14th in the league ladder after losing back-to-back away fixtures to PSV (6-0) and AZ (2-1). They are only two points adrift of the red zone halfway through the season and a potential victory over Heraclieden would be of a massive importance here.
The visitors enjoyed a much better run at the start of the season. However, a well congested schedule caused the drop to 7th place after a thread of four defeats in last five league outings. Three of these losses came against the likes of Feyenoord, Utrecht and PSV. However, we still have to mention the lack of meticulousness in team’s recent defensive performances. Frank Wormuth’s men conceded seven goals in last two league games (three to Utrecht and four to PSV).
Excelsior vs Heracles: Head-to-head
Heraclieden lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into 37th meeting with the Kralingers.
Teams shared spoils in two 2-2 draws in the previous term of Eredivisie.
Each of last five H2H games between these two likes produced four goals.
Excelsior vs Heracles: Prediction
Heracles generally play much better on the home patch which is why we don’t see them as favourites to snatch spoils here. Wormuth’s troops took only one point from past five league matches on the road conceding three or more goals on three occasions in the process.
Excelsior’s home matches were usually packed with goals this season. They lost 2-4 to Groningen and 1-7 to Ajax before drawing 3-3 to Utrecht in past three home affairs. The BTTS pick is thus a genuine baker at the odds of 1.44, while you won’t make a mistake backing four or more goals in the match at the odds of 2.25 either.
Excelsior vs Heracles: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.25 (5/4).