Vitesse vs Excelsior Predictions and Match Preview

Vitesse vs Excelsior
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: GelreDome (Arnhem).

After just half of the season is completed, the hosts are 5th in the points table with 7 wins in 17 matches. They have a long way to go if they aim for a Europa League qualification. There is a 10 point difference between them and that spot currently occupied by Feyenoord.

Vitas have won 2 of their recent 5 matches across all competitions. All 5 of those matches saw a total score of over 2.5 goals at the full time and all their previous 7 matches across all venues saw both teams scoring as well. At home, they are unbeaten in the last 6 matches in Eredivisie.

Four of those games have been victories and both teams scored in 5 of those 6 games as well. The most common score in that spell was 2-1 which was the result of 3 matches. Also, in 4 of those matches, the score had over 2. 5 goals like their overall stats.

The Red-Blacks are at the bottom half of the table after 17 matches are played. They are the worst defensive side in the league with 5 goals conceded while scoring only 23 in return. But currently, they are on a 3 match losing streak in the league. The latest of those losses were against Heracles, as they lost that away fixture by 0-3.

In their last 8 league games, the final score had more than 2.5 goals in total with 6 of them being defeats. From their last 5 matches on the road, they have lost all but one match which was against FC Emmen. Over 2.5 goals were again recorded in all 5 of those matches also.

With reference to their respective home and away from, the hosts have more chances to get 3 points and make their position safer.

Vitesse vs Excelsior: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Excelsior has won 3 and lost once in the last 5 h2h matches against Vitesse.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in total in 3 of those previous 5 meetings across all venues.
  • The hosts have won 2 and lost one of the previous 5 h2h matches against the red-blacks here.
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in total in 4 of those 5 matches between these two sides at this venue.
  • Both sides scored in 4 of the last 5 h2h games at the home of Vitas.

Vitesse vs Excelsior: Prediction

In 6 of the last 9 matches that the hosts played in front of their home fans, both teams were allowed to score. This trend is also visible in the previous 6 matches of the visitors too. So it is pretty clear that there is a big chance of that to happen again. Also in the light of their h2h stats at this ground, we can bet on both teams scoring with 1.90 odds.

In 4 of their last 5 meetings here, the score had over 2.5 goals at the full time. This is also the case in the recent 6 matches at home for the Vitas and the latest 5 matches on the road for Excelsior. Thus we can predict on over 2.5 goals and bet on the same with 1.50 odds.

Vitesse vs Excelsior: Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).