Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk Predictions & Match Preview

Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk Dutch Play-offs Prediction by LeagueLane

Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk
Netherlands – Playoff
Date: Wednesday, 22nd May 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (Rotterdam).

The first leg saw a rather tame first half as far as goals were concerned. But the story took a different turn in the latter half. The hosts drew first blood in the 53rd minute and looked as if might be cruising to a slender home win.

But Excelsior hit back in the 71st minute to level things up. Waalwijk replied with two quick substitutions, and the trick did its job. Ten minutes from the final whistle, the home team took a lead of 2-1 and maintained it till the end.

With a spot in the finals on the line for these teams, fans are rightfully expecting some fireworks this Tuesday.

Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Since 2009, every single win came at home for these two sides.
  • The last four matches in a row had two or more goals by the hosts of the day.
  • The last three meetings had goals from both teams.
  • Four of the last seven encounters at this stadium had the visitors scoring two or more goals.

Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk Prediction

Home teams have had the upper hand in h2h ties for over more than a decade. Not a single h2h tie since 2009 did have the visitors of the day taking the three points on offer. Also, Excelsior scored four or more goals in two of their last three matches, while Waalwijk was winless in five of their last eight away ties, and lost two of their last three as well.

Moreover, Excelsior has the important away goal and needs just a 1-0 win to progress. Drawing inspiration from this fact, the hosts will be trying to lay siege on the visitors all through the ninety minutes. A win for the hosts looks the most likely outcome.

But considering the form, Waalwijk is in, and the fact that they lead in the aggregate score, it’s logical that they too take part in the goal-scoring action. Furthermore, the last three meetings between these teams had goals at either side of the pitch. Expect the feat to be repeated this Tuesday.

Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Excelsior @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.40 (2/5).