Twente vs Excelsior: Preview and Predictions

Twente vs Excelsior
Date: 27th October 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (Enschede).

Twente have the opportunity to overtake Excelsior in the middle of the Eredivisie standings this Friday when the two sides tackle each other in the opening fixture of the Matchday No 10 in the top tier of the Dutch football.


The Tukkers started off in a super slow fashion under Rene Hake who got fired after the 3-1 loss at Willem II in mid-October.

The new head coach is the Croat manager Marino Pusic who can be proud of the start he has made as Twente confidently saw off both Roda JC and Eindhoven with the same 3-0 scoreline in last two outings.

The cup win over Eindhoven was the fourth on the bounce for Twente at De Grolsch Veste.


The visitors are playing hot and cold which is still enough for them to be on a fair distance to the relegation zone.

They’ve bagged four points from clashes with ADO Den Haag and Sparta Rotterdam and they have generally been enjoying a superb form away from home where they won three and drew one of last four league outings.

Twente vs Excelsior: Head to head

Twente have dominated this match-up historically with nine wins in 16 meetings with Excelsior, but the Kralingers came on top in the previous visit to De Grolsch Veste in August last year.

Twente vs Excelsior: Prediction

Excelsior can be a very tricky opposition when they play away from home, but backing Twente is the way to go here following their fine form under the new manager.

Twente vs Excelsior: Bets

The first bet is Twente to win the match at the odds of 1.90.

You can also take the BTTS pick at the odds of 1.61.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport