Excelsior vs Heracles
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:45 UK
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (Rotterdam).
Mid-table neighbours Excelsior and Heracles are about to lock horns in mid-week’s round at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion. Neither of the sides can actually make a big impact to the league ladder in the remaining three games. The hosts could potentially clinch the Europa League playoffs being five points short of the seventh-placed PEC Zwolle at the moment, but its’ a big longshot looking from this perspective.
The Kralingers just faced Zwolle at the weekend being lucky to have avoided a defeat as they were the inferior team on the pitch. The match ended in a 1-1 draw as Excelsior’s top scorer Mike van Duinen converted the penalty to level the score just before the hour-mark. Overall, the Kralingers’ form has seen plenty of ups and downs throughout the season. They were winless in five straight home ties before beating Willem II 2-1 in the previous affair at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion.
Excelsior vs Heracles: Head-to-head
Goals should be guaranteed if we are to judge by the most recent head to head encounters.
Each of last four H2H affairs saw at least four goals scored.
Overall, Heracles were the more successful team historically. They lead the head to head tie by four wins ahead of 36th meeting with Excelsior.
This term’s clash ended in a 2-2 draw.
Excelsior vs Heracles: Prediction
Heraclieden had a serious of super challenging matched against Heerenveen, Ajax and AZ in last three rounds. They lost each of these clashes failing to score more than once along the way. The trip to Rotterdam should really provide a chance for John Stegeman’s men to bounce back after the mentioned defeats given Excelsior’s inconsistency at home.
Neither of the two sides can be proud of their defensive displays in this term of Eredivisie. Since each of last four H2H games produced four or more goals, we just have to back the BTTS as the banker bet at the odds of 1.53.
As for the outcome, the draw looks to be the most likable of three and we’ll shoot for it at the 3.60 odds.
Excelsior vs Heracles: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.53
Draw @ 3.60