Excelsior vs NAC Breda
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Kick-off at 18.45 UK/ 19.45 CET
Venue: Stadion Woudestein (Rotterdam).
With just seven rounds remaining in the league, this tie is easily the most crucial for Excelsior. They are hanging above the relegation line by a thread and could be overthrown any moment by either Emmen or Graafschap. While Excelsior has 26 points on the board, the other two has 25 each.
Coming to this match, and its importance – Breda is by a distance the worst team in the competition. They are dead-last in the table, and trail by seven points to their next higher team in the table. In short, they are locked in for a boot to the Eerste Divisie at the end of the season.
Emmen is pitted with Ajax, while Graafschap is taking on Groningen. Both ties will most probably result in a loss for the lower tier teams, and if Excelsior could record a win against the worst team in the league, at home, they would hold a considerable lead over them with just six match-days remaining.
Excelsior vs NAC Breda Head-to-head (h2h)
- Excelsior won the last two matches in a row.
- Four of the last six wins belong to Excelsior.
- Excelsior recorded a total of six goals from their last two attempts.
- At this venue, Excelsior has been unbeaten for the last nine years.
- The last win at this venue saw Excelsior recording a 6-0 scoreline.
Excelsior vs NAC Breda Prediction
Probably the most important game of the season for Excelsior. A win in this game will likely set their future in the Eredivisie till the end of next season, safe. Both of their nearest and fiercest competitors are taking on some of the best and in-form teams in the league. Three points from this fixture could do Excelsior a world of good.
The setting is in place for them to go after this objective. They are at home and are taking on the worst side in the league. Breda is almost sure to get relegated come this summer and is extremely demotivated. On top of that, they are on the road, against a determined Excelsior.
Going on, Breda is winless in their last ten matches and lost seven of them. On the road, they are winless in the last 15 straight attempts and lost 13 of them. They are also winless against this opponent, at this venue, since 2010.
Breda also conceded two or more goals in 12 of their last 14 away matches, and three or more in three of their last four. Meanwhile, Excelsior managed to score two or more in six of their last ten home ties.
Everything point towards a dominating win by Excelsior. Considering the importance of this tie, expect them to get on the scoresheet in the first 45 minutes itself.
Excelsior vs NAC Breda Betting Tips
Excelsior to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
The Hosts to Score in the First Half @ 1.80 (4/5).