FC Utrecht vs Excelsior Prediction & Match Preview

FC Utrecht vs Excelsior
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht).

Both teams are displaying contrasting attitudes in regards to their respective positions in the league table currently. While, Utrecht, a major player in the equations for selection to Europe lost three of their last five matches in the Eredivisie, Excelsior, who is currently just a point above the cut-off for relegation, won three of their last four.

There’s another factor coming into the mix as well. Both teams are going through winless streaks – Utrecht at the Stadion Galgenwaard, and their counterparts on the road. Whatever the result of this tie maybe, it’s definitely going to be a surprise. But one thing’s for sure, goals are coming. Recent games of these two sides were riddled with goals, and so have been their face-to-face encounters.

FC Utrecht vs Excelsior Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last six games in a row had goals from both sides.
  • The last four had four or more goals, and the last six had three or more.
  • For the last 13 matches in a row, the team at home found the back of the net.
  • 18 of the last 21 fixtures had the same for the guests too.
  • Eight of the last ten match-ups at this venue had both teams on the scoresheet, as well as over 2.5 goals.

FC Utrecht vs Excelsior Prediction

Every single time these two took the opposite sides of the field, fans have had an entertaining ninety minutes on display. Goals were always the highlight of these encounters. This trend could be traced long back into their h2h history.

The last six overall meetings and 11 of the last 12 witnessed both teams finding the back of the net. At this venue, the last five in a row, and eight of the last ten had the same stat to show. The same consistency can be seen in dispensing games with three or more goals. 11 of the last 12 encounters and eight of the last ten at the Stadion Galgenwaard had over 2.5 goals.

Just their last match alone produced six goals in total, and the one before that had four. In fact, the last four games in a row had four or more goals.

And most importantly, Excelsior has conceded the most goals of all the 18 teams in the Eredivisie so far, with 54 from their 22 appearances in the competition.

Taking all this into account, a backing of the BTTS option and the O 2.5 give the best value.

FC Utrecht vs Excelsior Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).