Excelsior vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Prediction & Match Preview

Excelsior vs Jong AZ Alkmaar
Dutch Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion, Rotterdam

We are expecting to see one-sided match with a lot of goals when Excelsior, one of the strongest attacking sides in the Eerste Divisie taken on a Jong AZ side, who struggled for results on the road throughout this season.

Excelsior vs Jong AZ: Head-to-head

These two squads have met only once so far, in the first part of 2019/2020 campaign.

Excelsior were victorious 2-1 in last August. The winning goal was scored by Jeffry Fortes in the second half.

Excelsior vs Jong AZ: Prediction

Excelsior’s main goal for this season was to earn express comeback to the elite division after getting relegated from Eredivisie. They have had so many issues and unexpected losses in the opening months of Eerste Divisie, and the current standings are not looking encouraging at all.

Team from Rotterdam is currently 7th with 40 points, ten behind the leading two teams. Gap could be narrowed potentially on Friday night when they host Jong AZ, carrying the role of a big favorite priced at 1.50 to win.

Visitors are one of the most entertaining teams to watch in this league that’s for sure. Their last 14 official games have ended either with three goals plus, or with both teams scoring. They are far away from the top 8 race though, currently occupying the 14th position with 25 points.

When it comes to home games, Excelsior are looking strong. Defending definitely could be better, as they conceded 25 goals in 12 appearances, but also bagged 32 goals. The most dangerous player up front is Rai Vloet.

Excelsior are one of the strongest hosts in the league, while Jong AZ lost 9 out of their 12 away days. We are expecting to see one-sided match with a lot of goals. As for the potential bets, top two recommendations are going to be home win & Over 3.5 FT at 2.60, and Excelsior to score in both halves at 1.83.

Excelsior vs Jong AZ: Bet Tips

  • Home win & Over 3.5 FT @ 2.60
  • Excelsior to score in both halves @ 1.83.