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Excelsior will face off against visiting club FC Dordrecht at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion in the Eerste Divisie game on Friday.
All Excelsior v FC Dordrecht game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Excelsior are hoping to win again following the 0-5 Eerste Divisie victory vs Den Bosch.
In that match, Excelsior managed 45% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. For Excelsior, the goals were scored by Thijs Dallinga (19', 26', 30', 74') and Reuven Niemeijer (86'). Den Bosch had 16 shots at goal with 4 on target.
It’s not been often in recent games where Excelsior have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Excelsior have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 5 goals along the way. That aside, we must now wait to see whether that pattern might continue on in this match or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Excelsior:
- haven't lost in the league to FC Dordrecht in their last 4 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
After tasting defeat last time out to VVV-Venlo in Eerste Divisie action, FC Dordrecht will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, FC Dordrecht had 53% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. VVV-Venlo got 16 shots on goal with 4 on target. Levi Smans (43') was the scorer for VVV-Venlo.
Looking at their form, and FC Dordrecht have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. In defence, FC Dordrecht have clearly had some problems.
Coming into this contest, FC Dordrecht have not won against Excelsior when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 league games. Not good.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings going back to 20/09/2014 tells us that Excelsior have won 3 of these & FC Dordrecht 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined total of 17 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 11 of them from Roodzwarten and 6 created by Schapenkoppen. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league contest between these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 36 on 30/04/2021 when it ended Excelsior 3-0 FC Dordrecht.
That time, Excelsior managed 58% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Elías Már Ómarsson (2', 50') and Reuven Niemeijer (11').
On the other side, FC Dordrecht got 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Martin Perez.
Team News: Excelsior
Nathan Tjoe-A-On (Unknown Injury) and Sven Nieuwpoort (Ill) will not be taking part for Excelsior manager Marinus Dijkhuizen.
Team News: FC Dordrecht
FC Dordrecht manager Michele Santoni has to currently contend with reduced team options. Thomas Schalekamp (Knock), Kevin Vermeulen (Knock), Ibrahim Cissoko (Knock), Nikolas Agrafiotis (Minor Knock) and Max van Herk (Surgery) miss out here.
Excelsior are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the other end, FC Dordrecht could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet but we do fancy them being dangerous for periods.
Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 3-1 victory for Excelsior when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (4,400)
Chairman: Bob de Lange
Manager: Marinus Dijkhuizen
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 2
⭐ Star Player: Thijs Dallinga
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Thijs Dallinga was born in Groningen, Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Emmen in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 6 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.