Zwolle vs Excelsior Predictions and Match Preview

Zwolle vs Excelsior
Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
Venue: IJsseldelta Stadion (Zwolle).

Zwolle will look forward to extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to 4 games as they play host Excelsior on Saturday. The month of September was very favorable to Zwolle, out of the 5 competitive games played, they were victorious in 3, lost 1 and drawn 1.

They only lost to Vitesse, though it was a shameful 2-0 lost at home, but they managed to get a 2-2 draw away at AZ last weekend. They went behind twice in the game but equalized despite being hugely outplayed. Zwolle had 38% of total possession in that game but managed same shot on target (3) with AZ. They will hope to get better luck this time at home.

Meanwhile, Excelsior managed just 1 competitive win in the month of September, this saw them exit the KNVB Cup. They lost twice, drew 2 games and managed just a 1-0 win against VVV last week.

They are now in 8th position 9 points and very far off the leaders PSV with 12 points having won just two league games this term.

The positive side of Excelsior’s recent games is their good scoring form, they have scored at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 competitive games. However, they have hardly outscored their opponents which shows they need a bit of work in their defense. They need to focus on their defense if they are hopeful of winning against Zwolle.

Zwolle vs Excelsior: Head to Head

  • Their last meeting was a club friendly in July this year which ended 5-0 in favor of Zwolle.
  • Zwolle are yet to lose a game against Excelsior since 2010, they have won 6 of the 10 games played during this period.
  • At home, Zwolle have only lost 3 of the 17 meetings with Excelsior, they have won 8 of the games and drawn 6 times.

Zwolle vs Excelsior: Prediction

Despite being behind Excelsior in the league table, we still see Zwolle as favorites in this game. They have huge dominance over Excelsior which may play a favorable role to them.

However, Zwolle haven’t won at home this season, while Excelsior’s only away win was against NAC in the bottom table.

We expect a tight game here but we are backing Zwolle to win this game.

Looking at the goal market, Excelsior have scored at least 2 goals in their away games this term and 4 of their last 5 games has seen both teams scored. Both teams to score looks like a great bet.

Zwolle vs Excelsior: Bet Tips

  • Zwolle to win at 1.80 (4/5)
  • Both teams to score – YES @ 1.60 (3/5).