Excelsior vs Almere City prediction, odds & betting tips 17/09/2023

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Excelsior - Almere City FC

Netherlands Eredivisie - Van Donge & De Roo Stadion

5th Round

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

Top Predictions and Best Odds for Excelsior vs Almere City

The newcomer in the Eredivisie, Almere City has come crashing down to earth after losing all four matches this season.

Over 3.5 Goals

  • Excelsior went over the line four times in their last five games
  • Almere City covered this bet on three occasions in a five-match span
  • Three out of the last five h2h encounters had more than three goals scored

Both Teams to Score – Yes

  • The home team is on a five-match streak of BTTS games
  • Almere covered the bet in question for six straight matches
  • The last two h2h battles had one team failing to get on the scoresheet

Stats and Latest Odds for Excelsior vs Almere City prediction

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

Head to Head

01/04/22

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

Excelsior

Excelsior

3

0

14/11/21

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Excelsior

Excelsior

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

4

4

06/03/21

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

Excelsior

Excelsior

4

1

06/09/20

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Excelsior

Excelsior

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

4

6

13/09/19

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Excelsior

Excelsior

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

4

2

Last Five - Excelsior

02/06/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Play-Offs Netherlands

NAC

NAC

Excelsior

Excelsior

1

4

W

28/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Play-Offs Netherlands

NAC

NAC

Excelsior

Excelsior

6

2

L

25/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Play-Offs Netherlands

ADO Den Haag

ADO Den Haag

Excelsior

Excelsior

1

7

W

22/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Play-Offs Netherlands

ADO Den Haag

ADO Den Haag

Excelsior

Excelsior

1

2

W

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

Excelsior

Excelsior

4

0

L

Last Five - Almere City FC

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

4

1

L

12/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

3

0

L

03/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

1

1

D

24/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

3

1

L

13/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

3

2

L

This is how the bookies have set up the Excelsior vs Almere City odds:

Excelsior odds: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

Almere City odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

The latest odds give Excelsior the advantage as the expected winner. When we look at the probability margin which is set at 50 percent, it seems that the bookmakers don't put much trust into the visiting side, but it is worth noting that there will be a lot of injury absentees for the hosts. Feel free to visit our football predictions today page for all the latest offerings around the markets and here are some options for your consideration when it comes to this Excelsior vs Almere City pick: Nikolaos Agrafiotis to Score Anytime is priced at 6/4 (2.50) – 40% while Almere City leading after Half-Time could get you odds up to 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%.

Excelsior vs Almere City Lineups, Team News, and Match Preview

Excelsior

One thing can always be counted when it comes to Excelsior, there is a chance for a lot of goals to be scored. The home side has all sorts of injury issues ahead of this weekend's match: Kik Pierie, Adrian Fein, Lennard Hartjes, Couhaib Driouech, Jacky Donkor, Mike van Duinen, and Raphael Eyongo are likely to miss the game. Lazaros Lamprou is suspended.

Possible lineup: van Gassel, Widell, Horemans, Nieuwpoort, Zagre, Baas, el Yaakoubi, Sandra, Agrafiotis, Fernandes, Naujoks.

Almere City

There was a lot of excitement for the Almere City fan base when they qualified for the Eredivisie, but those feelings are long gone after the club understood their new reality with four straight losses and a goal difference of 4-14. Danny Post, Milan Corryn, Faiz Mattoir, and Kornelius Hansen are injured.

Possible lineup: Bakker, Akujobi, Barbet, Floranus, van Bruggen, Pena, Koopmeiners, Cathline, Duijvestijn, van La Parra, Robinet.

Player to Watch: Nikolaos Agrafiotis

There is a surprising name at the top of the scorer's charts in the Eredivisie, it's Nikolaos Agrafiotis who has scored four goals in as many matches for Excelsior. The 23-year-old Serbian international is in his second season with the Rotterdam outfit and has been doing some impressive work to keep his team out of the relegation zone for the time being.

Agrafiotis was raised at Vitesse's academy, he went through all the youth teams but never made his debut for the senior squad. Eventually, he ended up at FC Dordrecht before moving to Excelsior which has been his best transfer yet. The team from Rotterdam has held its ground thus far and Agrafiotis has everything to do with that fact.

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
16
Sven Nieuwpoort
nl
12
Arthur Zagre
fr
4
Redouan El Yaakoubi
nl
33
Julian Baas
nl
30
Derensili Sanches Fernandes
nl
19
Nikolas Agrafiotis
nl
Substitutes
11
Oscar Uddenas
se
18
Norbert Alblas
nl
25
Adrian Fein
de
38
Pascal Kuiper
nl
34
Serano Seymor
nl
22
Mimeirhel Benita
nl
17
Richie Omorowa
se

Almere City FC

Almere City FC
4-2-3-1
1
Nordin Bakker
nl
20
Hamdi Akujobi
ng
4
Damian Van Bruggen
nl
22
Theo Barbet
fr
2
Sherel Floranus
cw
15
Peer Koopmeiners
nl
27
Rajiv Van La Parra
nl
28
Stije Resink
nl
23
Manel Royo Castell
es
Substitutes
10
Lance Duijvestijn
nl
6
Alvaro Pena
es
29
Bradly Van Hoeven
nl
26
Stijn Keller
ch
14
Jose Pascual Alba Seva
es
3
Joey Jacobs
nl


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