Excelsior vs Zwolle
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:45 UK / 16:45 CET
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (Rotterdam).
The low-profile relegation six-pointer between Excelsior and PEC Zwolle will drop the curtain on Matchday No 26 in Eredivisie on Sunday afternoon at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion. Both sides are struggling badly coming into the fixture. They are lock on points right on the brink of the safe zone and a win here will certainly count for double.
The hosts failed to find the back of the net in a streak of two defeats and a draw in last three league outings. We did concede only three goals in the process which proved improvements in their defensive line given the opposition came in the likes of Utrecht, PSV and VVV along the way. Excelsior conceded goals with ease beforehand, particularly in front of the home crowd where they shipped 29 in 13 games so far in the season. Can they at least keep the fine defensive shape here against fellow strugglers Zwolle?
Excelsior vs Zwolle: Head-to-head
The head to head record fancies the visitors who won 19, drew 8 and lost just 8 of 35 ties with Excelsior.
Zwolle are unbeaten in past 11 matches against The Kralingers.
The Bluefingers took a confident 2-0 victory when they played Excelsior in the first half of the season at MAC PARK Stadion.
Excelsior vs Zwolle: Prediction
Zwolle began the year in a promising fashion, but somewhat tougher schedule caused a negative thread of three losses and two draws in past five matches. The only true failure was the 0-3 defeat to relegation threatened De Graafschap at home.
Nevertheless, Jaap Stam’s men will come into this encouraged with a brave display in mid-week’s fixture against red-hot Ajax. They had a 1-1 draw al up until five minutes from time while Daley Blind found the winner for De Godenzonen.
Zwolle previously held AZ to a goalless draw at home. We can thus say both teams have been fairly tough to break down recently. Since the match has a massive importance, we expect a tight and nervous affair and we have to back the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the odds of 2.15.
Excelsior vs Zwolle: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.15 (23/20)
Draw at the half time @ 2.30 (13/10).