SBV Excelsior vs Sparta Rotterdam
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016,
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Stadion Woudestein, Rotterdam.
Excelsior’s fans will be hoping for a change of fate this week, they have been on a losing streak for long. This weekend, they will get ready for their Rottedam derby as they welcome Sparta Rotterdam to Stadion Woudestien.
Excelsior’s season turned sour after 6 games, they haven’t won a game since September. They have been on a 7-game losing streak in all competitions. Excelsior are in 16th position in the league with just 10 points after 12 games. A win in this game could take them out of the relegation play-off zone depending Groningen’s result.
Sparta Rotterdam will be delighted to play this derby now that Excelsior is in bad shape. They have been good in their recent games, having lost once in their last 6 games in all competitions. They are in 7th position with 16 points to their name and needs a win to stay in the play-off spot.
Excelsior vs Sparta Rotterdam: Head to Head Statistics
The previous derby games have not only favoured Excelsior, they have been unbeaten in their last 9 meetings. Excelsior have won 5 of their last 9 recent meetings and drawn 4. Also they have won 8 of their total 19 meetings, they have drawn 5 and lost 6 games to Sparta Rotterdam.
Excelsior fans have always gone home happy in most games played against Spartans at Woudestien. Excelsior have won 7 games, drawn once and lost twice in their last 9 meetings.
Excelsior vs Sparta Rotterdam: Prediction
Excelsior’s long standing dominance over Sparta Rotterdam may be at stake, considering their recent performance. Their inability to score goals have also contributed to their poor performance. They have scored just twice in their last 7 games and have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 games.
It will be tough for Excelsior to get a win this game but we expect a close encounter in this one.
Excelsior vs Sparta Rotterdam: Betting Tips
Excelsior to win or draw at 1.57
Both teams to score at 1.65.