Excelsior vs Ajax prediction, odds & betting tips 19/08/2023

Excelsior
19/08/23 - 15:30

Finished

2

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2

Ajax

Excelsior - Ajax

Netherlands Eredivisie - Van Donge & De Roo Stadion

2nd Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Excelsior vs Ajax Top Predictions and Best Picks

There was a massive amount of goals in almost every game over the past few matches when Ajax was playing Excelsior and the fans will look forward to another high-scoring affair.

Over 3.5 Goals

  • Ajax went over this mark four games in a row
  • Excelsior covered the bet in question once in their past five matches
  • The last four h2h encounters ended with more than three goals scored

Both Teams to Score – Yes

  • Three of the last four matches Excelsior was a part of had both teams scoring
  • Ajax had BTTS in four games in a row
  • Both teams scored in eight straight h2h battles between these teams

Statistics and Latest Market Options for Excelsior vs Ajax prediction

These are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

29/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

Ajax

Ajax

1

4

16/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

Excelsior

Excelsior

7

1

13/04/19

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

Excelsior

Excelsior

6

2

11/11/18

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

Ajax

Ajax

1

7

06/05/18

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

Ajax

Ajax

1

2

Last Five - Excelsior

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

Excelsior

Excelsior

2

1

L

17/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

Excelsior

Excelsior

4

2

L

10/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

Excelsior

Excelsior

3

0

L

02/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

Excelsior

Excelsior

2

1

L

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Excelsior

Excelsior

1

1

D

Last Five - Ajax

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Ajax

Ajax

2

0

L

22/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

no

Bodo/Glimt

Ajax

Ajax

1

2

W

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

15/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

no

Bodo/Glimt

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Ajax

Ajax

3

2

L

This is how the bookmakers view the odds for the upcoming match:

Excelsior odds: 11/1 (11.00) – 9.1%

Draw odds: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%

Ajax odds: 2/9 (1.22) – 81.8%

The bookies have put a reasonable and not at all surprising spin on the latest Excelsior vs Ajax odds as the Amsterdam team is the expected winner. The probability of that happening is just over the 80 percent mark which should settle any doubt about who the favorite is in this encounter. Ajax has defeated Excelsior in six straight games. Visit our dedicated football betting tips page for the current picks and odds across the board. These are some of the suggestions for this Excelsior vs Ajax clash: Over 2 First-Half Goals will bring your odds up to 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3% while going for an opening Goal coming inside the first 15 minutes of play, the price is set at 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%.

Excelsior vs Ajax Lineups, Team Information, Match Preview

Excelsior

The Rotterdam team had an incredible first game of the season when they turned around a 3-1 deficit and defeated NEC Nijmegen away from home. That kind of start will give the squad enough confidence when facing Ajax.

Predicted lineup: van Gassel, Horemans, Widell, Seymor, Zagre, Hartjes, el Yaakoubi, Baas, Lamprou, Agrafiotis, Driouech.

Ajax

The most decorated team in Dutch football has had an interesting summer on the transfer market. There was plenty of money earned by selling some of the best players and replacements are coming in from all over the specter. The transfer market is far from closed for the former champions. Geronimo Rulli is out through injury and Steven Berghuis is suspended.

Predicted lineup: Gorter, Salah-Eddine, Hato, Medic, Rensch, van den Boomen, Taylor, Tahirovic, Bergwijn, Brobbey, Kudus.

Player to Watch: Steven Bergwijn

The left-wing player has started the season well for Ajax scoring a couple of goals in the season opener against Heracles last week. There have been plenty of changes at Ajax this summer, especially at the forward position, so goals, at least for now, need to come from everywhere that is possible. This is Bergwijn's second season at Ajax after arriving from Tottenham, he scored 18 goals thus far in 46 appearances.

Bergwijn grew up in the Ajax academy before transferring to PSV's young team where he spent four years building his game and eventually becoming one of the best players for the Eindhoven team. He returned to Ajax last year after 18 months at Tottenham which haven't been all that successful.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Excelsior

Excelsior
4-3-3
1
Stijn Van Gassel
nl
2
Siebe Horemans
be
5
Casper Widell
se
34
Serano Seymor
nl
12
Arthur Zagre
fr
15
Noah Naujoks
nl
4
Redouan El Yaakoubi
nl
33
Julian Baas
nl
14
Couhaib Driouech
nl
19
Nikolas Agrafiotis
nl
7
Lazaros Lamprou
gr
Substitutes
17
Richie Omorowa
se
18
Norbert Alblas
nl
30
Derensili Sanches Fernandes
nl
22
Mimeirhel Benita
nl
11
Oscar Uddenas
se
38
Pascal Kuiper
nl
16
Sven Nieuwpoort
nl

Ajax

Ajax
4-2-3-1
12
Jay Gorter
nl
2
Devyne Rensch
nl
18
Jakov Medic
hr
4
Jorrel Hato
nl
17
Anass Salah-Eddine
nl
33
Benjamin Tahirovic
ba
21
Branco Van den Boomen
nl
11
Carlos Borges
pt
20
Mohammed Kudus
gh
7
Steven Bergwijn
nl
9
Brian Brobbey
nl
Substitutes
39
Mika Godts
be
5
Owen Wijndal
nl
6
Davy Klaassen
nl
24
Silvano Cliff Robbie Vos
nl
40
Diant Ramaj
de
43
Olivier Aertssen
nl
51
Charlie Setford
gb
8
Kenneth Taylor
nl
37
Christian Theodor Kjelder Rasmussen
dk
38
Kristian Nokkvi Hlynsson
is
28
Kian Fitz Jim
nl
19
Jorge Sanchez
mx


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