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Go Ahead Eagles vs Excelsior Top Betting Picks
After going winless in four straight matches in Eredivisie, Excelsior stunned AZ Alkmaar last week to get closer to the top ten of the league.
Under 2.5 Goals
Excelsior does have a good record in favor of ‘over' matches this season at 7-4, however, most of those games came against heavy favorites. Go Ahead Eagles are second from the bottom when it comes to covering matches with more than two goals, and as their h2h records speak, this could be another tight game.
Go Ahead Eagles are one of the worst teams at home with only one win which is the same amount of victories Excelsior has in away matches. The last time they met was in the Second Division a couple of seasons ago, and the last game they played in Eredivisie was back in 2017 when they had drawn their encounter.
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Excelsior is playing beyond expectations
Even though they are only 15th in the league, Go Ahead Eagles are playing good football lately. They are unbeaten in their last seven matches, and they managed to take home a draw in Amsterdam against Ajax which is their top highlight of the season so far. They had five defeats earlier in the season, but slowly they are moving up, right now, outside of the relegation zone. They are also doing well when it comes to scoring goals, considering their level of talent. They have 15 goals on the record playing mostly a conservative, closed system.
Go Ahead Eagles predicted lineup: De Lange, Deijl, Amofa, Idzes, Fontan, Rommens, Linthorst, Adekanye, Willumsson, Edvardsen, Lidberg.
The visitors were promoted to the Eredivisie last season by Promotion Playoffs, and already are making waves in the top division. It looks strange, but they are eleventh with a goal difference of 14-28. Of course, this stat shows only one part of the truth because they had some tough losses like the one against Ajax with the scoreline of 7-1. Excelsior managed to get back on track in the Dutch Cup win against Maastricht, they scored five goals which gave them some confidence coming into last week's match against AZ Alkmaar. Before the Maastricht game, they were struggling for goals, but that match brought them out of the rut, and into some positive standing. They don't have a star striker, their goals come from players that play in different positions, four of them have scored twice, including right-back Siebe Horemans.
Excelsior predicted lineup: van Gassel, Markelo, Seymor, el Yaakoubi, Horemans, Goudemijn, Baas, Fein, Lamprou, Kharchouch, Azarkan.
Go Ahead Eagles: Rashan Fernandes is injured while Federico Mattiello and Erwin Mulder are doubtful.
Excelsior: Yassine Ayoub will miss the game with an injury, and Sven Nieuwpoort is a doubt.
FAQ about Go Ahead Eagles vs Excelsior
- Who will host the match? – Go Ahead Eagles at De Adelaarshorst in Deventer
- Who are the bookmaker's favorites? – Go Ahead Eagles is the favorite
- Who will referee the match? – Jochem Kamphuis