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SC Cambuur face off with visiting opponents Excelsior at Cambuur-Stadion in this Eredivisie fixture on Saturday.
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SC Cambuur will be looking for another win after a 2-3 Eredivisie triumph vs FC Groningen.
For SC Cambuur, the scorers were Roberts Uldriķis (12'), Mees Hoedemakers (50') and Issa Kallon (61'). Jorgen Larsen (58') and Romano Postema (92') scored for FC Groningen.
SC Cambuur have been conceding pretty frequently recently, although they have also found ways to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, SC Cambuur have conceded in 6 of them while also getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. We will have to see if that trend will be continued on here.
In their last fixture, Excelsior drew 4-4 in the Eerste Divisie Play-offs match with ADO Den Haag.
For Excelsior, the scorers were Marouan Azarkan (78'), Reuven Niemeijer (83'), Thijs Dallinga (90') and Redouan El Yaakoubi (108'). Thomas Verheydt (34'), Felipe Pires (40'), Sem Steijn (47') and Sacha Komljenovic (97') scored for ADO Den Haag. Excelsior won the match 8-7 in a dramatic penalty shootout.
Proving their fondness for fruitful encounters, goals have been scored 23 times in the previous 6 games in which Excelsior have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 3.83 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have managed 8 of those goals.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 20/12/2015 shows us that SC Cambuur have won 5 of these & Excelsior 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 25 in all at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The last league contest between the two was Eerste Divisie match day 32 on 05/04/2021 which ended up with the score at SC Cambuur 7-2 Excelsior.
That time, SC Cambuur had 62% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Jarchinio Antonia (14'), Robert Mühren (63', 76', 87') and Ragnar Oratmangoen (71', 84', 90').
On the other side, Excelsior got 8 shots on goal with 6 on target. Joël Zwarts (6') and Elías Már Ómarsson (52') scored.
The referee was Robin Hensgens.
Team News: SC Cambuur
Maxim Gullit (Knee Injury), Leon Bergsma (Fitness) and Silvester van der Water (Leg Injury) won’t be able to feature for SC Cambuur gaffer Henk de Jong.
In our view, Herten should employ a 4-3-3 system for this game, handing starts to Joao Virginia, Doke Schmidt, Marco Tol, Calvin Mac-Intosch, Alex Bangura, Mitchell Paulissen, Mees Hoedemakers, Jamie Jacobs, Michael Breij, Roberts Uldrikis and David Sambissa.
Team News: Excelsior
Excelsior manager Marinus Dijkhuizen has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Yassin Ayoub (Fitness) and Nikolas Agrafiotis (Knee Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We believe Roodzwarten seem likely to utilise a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Stijn van Gassel, Nathan Tjoe-A-On, Sven Nieuwpoort, Redouan El Yaakoubi, Siebe Horemans, Kenzo Goudmijn, Joshua Eijgenraam, Julian Baas, Couhaib Driouech, Reda Kharchouch and Jacky Donkor.
We envisage that Excelsior will likely be able to breach the defence of this SC Cambuur side, however it is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for SC Cambuur after the 90. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cambuur-Stadion (10,500)
Chairman: Ard de Graaf
Manager: Henk de Jong