Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 04/02/2023

Excelsior
04/02/23 - 20:00

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RKC

Excelsior - RKC

Netherlands Eredivisie - Van Donge & De Roo Stadion

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

Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk Best Bets and Predictions

Excelsior is inching closer to the relegation zone, so this match is all that important for their ambitions to remain part of the elite of Dutch football.

Under 2.5 Goals

Excelsior is tied for third as the worst goalscoring team in the league with only 20 goals while at the same time, they have the worst defense in the league with 43 conceded goals. But that stat can be a bit misleading when it comes to over/under for this particular game because most of the goals that Excelsior allowed came from the fact that they suffered some heavy losses against the best teams in the league. When it comes to their record concerning over/under games, it stands 10-9, with the bigger number directed at ‘over' matches. However, four out of their past five matches were the ones with fewer than three goals scored. RKC had 12 games with over 2.5 goals and seven on the opposite side, but they've also had more low-scoring games recently, namely three out of the last five going for ‘under' goals. Their h2h record speaks a different story, they have gone over 2.5 goals in three of the past five matches.

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Excelsior to Win

It's quite interesting to notice that Excelsior only played one draw the entire season, and that was away from home. At their stadium, they have been consistent most of the time recording five wins with four losses. On the other hand, RKC hasn't been playing well as a guest team winning only once and drawing four times which is the number of their losses as well. Statistics don't back the Excelsior odds as the last time they beat the team from Waalwijk was in 2014. Since then, they played four times with RKC winning twice and a couple of games ended in a draw. In the first game of this season, RKC trashed Excelsior 5-2, so looking at these odds, it's difficult to predict what will happen this time around.

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Latest Odds and Statistical Information regarding the match between Excelsior versus RKC Waalwijk

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

Head to Head

04/09/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

Excelsior

Excelsior

5

2

22/05/19

Holland Eerste Divisie Play-Offs Holland

Excelsior

Excelsior

RKC

RKC

1

1

19/05/19

Holland Eerste Divisie Play-Offs Holland

RKC

RKC

Excelsior

Excelsior

2

1

02/08/17

Europe Friendlies Europe

Excelsior

Excelsior

RKC

RKC

2

1

18/05/14

Netherlands Eredivisie Play-Offs Netherlands

RKC

RKC

Excelsior

Excelsior

2

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 - RKC

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

RKC

RKC

3

1

L

12/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

RKC

RKC

1

1

D

05/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

RKC

RKC

0

5

W

28/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

RKC

RKC

2

2

D

13/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

RKC

RKC

3

2

L

Bookmakers have made their predictions about the tie in question:

Excelsior odds: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

RKC Waalwijk odds: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%

The bookmakers predict a win for RKC, but these are really small margins to take a significant risk. Other options include: First Half Correct Score 1-1 will give you odds of 7/1 (7.00) – 14.3%, while you can try your luck at Over Goals with BTTS which is valued at 1/1 (2.00) – 50%.

Potential Lineups, Team News, and Preview

Excelsior

It is still a strange circumstance that Excelsior is not in the relegation zone even though they are the worst team in the league when it comes to defending their goal as well as being one with some of the weakest forward lines in the league. They did, however, win six times so that form kept them outside the danger zone for the time being. Julian Baas and Yassine Ayoub are injured while Kik Pierie and Jacky Donkor could be out.

Potential lineup: van Gassel, Tjoe a On, el Yaakoubi, Awoudja, Nieuwpoort, Horemans, Lamprou, Goudmijn, Koopmeiners, Driouech, Azarkan.

RKC Waalwijk

After beating the Go Ahead Eagles a few days ago, RKC is comfortably sitting at the ninth spot in the league. They have gone undefeated in three straight games while holding hope they might get involved in a fight to play in European competitions next season. Mika Biereth is the only injury casualty for the visiting team.

Potential lineup: Vaessen, Lutonda, Nieuwpoort, Adewoye, Gaari, Lelieveld, Clement, Anita, Oukili, Seuntjens, Kramer.

Starting lineups

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

Excelsior

Excelsior
4-2-3-1
1
Stijn Van Gassel
nl
2
Siebe Horemans
be
16
Sven Nieuwpoort
nl
4
Redouan El Yaakoubi
nl
28
Nathan Tjoe-a-On
nl
8
Kenzo Goudmijn
nl
23
Peer Koopmeiners
nl
14
Couhaib Driouech
nl
10
Marouan Azarkan
nl
22
Lazaros Lamprou
gr
9
Reda Kharchouch
nl
Substitutes
12
Arthur Zagre
fr
17
Maxime Awoudja
de
27
Vicente Besuijen
nl
34
Serano Seymor
nl
29
Mike Van Duinen
nl
6
Joshua Eijgenraam
nl
33
Julian Baas
nl
15
Noah Naujoks
nl
24
Nathan Markelo
nl
18
Norbert Alblas
nl

RKC

RKC
5-3-2
1
Etienne Vaessen
nl
2
Julian Lelieveld
nl
23
Jurien Gaari
cw
4
Shawn Adewoye
be
15
Lars Nieuwpoort
nl
5
Thierry Lutonda
be
11
Iliass Bel Hassani
nl
6
Vurnon Anita
cw
14
Pelle Clement
nl
7
Julen Lobete
es
20
Mats Seuntjens
nl
Substitutes
10
Florian Jozefzoon
nl
34
Luuk Wouters
nl
29
Michiel Kramer
nl
12
Hans Mulder
nl
22
Said Bakari
km
17
Roy Kuijpers
nl
33
Yassin Oukili
nl
21
Joel Pereira
pt
19
Zakaria Bakkali
be
13
Mark Spenkelink
nl
35
Kevin Felida
cw
26
Sebbe Augustijns
be

Player to Watch: Michiel Kramer

RKC's good season can be focused on a couple of players, but the one that is carrying the team at the moment is Michiel Kramer who overtook the top spot when it comes to the team's best scorer rankings with six goals. Kramer also has a couple of assists to his name.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Questions and Answers about Excelsior vs RKC Waalwijk

  • Where is the match venue? – Van Donge & De Roo Stadion, Rotterdam
  • How many goals did they score this season? – Excelsior scored 20 goals while RKC recorded 31
  • Who will referee the match? – Marc Nagtegaal
  • What was RKC Waalwijk's last result before this match? – RKC enter this meeting on high spirits. They thrashed Go-Ahead Eagles in their Round 17 of the Eredivisie, moving to 9th on the points table. Mats Seuntjens, Michiel Kramer and Yassin Oukili were their heroes on the night as they sprayed goals across the 90 minutes of action. Defender Jose Fontan scored the only goal of the night for the troubled Eagles in added time of the first half.
  • What was Excelsior's last result before this match? – Troubling times have been brewing at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion with Excelsior losing four of their last five matches. Ajax gave them their latest thumping as they returned to the Johan Cruyff Arena with a 1-4 result to boast of. The number of scorers increased for the Amsterdammers as the night progressed, rendering Redouan el Yaakoubi's equalizer in the 36th minute useless.

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