Excelsior vs Jong AZ Alkmaar
Dutch Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Kick-off 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (Rotterdam).
Excelsior will be aiming to continue their good run of results at home when they welcome Jong AZ Alkmaar for the Dutch Eerste Divisie fixture on Friday.
The hosts had a difficult start to the season as they lost 4 of the first 6, but they picked up the pace and raked up 4 wins and 2 draws in the next 6 before losing away at Helmond last Friday.
Meantime, Jong AZ suffered yet another defeat in their last league match, 7th overall this season and stooped to 18th in the standings.
Poor defending is once again the reason for lackluster show and they conceded 34 goals from 11 games played so far this season.
The visitors will be in for a tough test at Excelsior this weekend, the hosts winning their last three at their own turf on clean sheets.
Head-to-head & Previous Meetings
The teams met just 2 times before and that happened in the Eerste Divisie last season and Excelsior bagged a 2-1 away win and 3-3 draw at this stadium.
Excelsior vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Prediction
Excelsior are far better in terms of form as they won 6 games on the bounce before losing by a narrow 1-2 margin to Helmond.
Jong AZ on the other hand are without a win in 7 games across all competitions and conceded a massive 20 goals in the process, an average of 2.85 goals per game.
Home advantage could also play some part in the outcome of this games and the hosts will be super confident after bagging wins in the latest three here on 3-0, 2-0 and 4-0 score lines respectively.
Excelsior vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.60 odd
Over 1.5 goals in the second half @ 1.53 odd.