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FC Dordrecht will face off against away team Excelsior at Riwal Hoogwerkers Stadion in the Eerste Divisie fixture on Friday.
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FC Dordrecht will be wanting a better result here following the 2-1 Eerste Divisie defeat last time out to Den Bosch.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Dordrecht was Kevin Jansen (34'). Kevin Felida (51') and Paco van Moorsel (85') scored for Den Bosch.
It has not been often in recent times that FC Dordrecht have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Schapenkoppen have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 11 goals in the process. Historical results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend might persist in this next game or not.
Leading up to this clash, FC Dordrecht:
- have left without a victory over Excelsior in their last 2 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against Almere City in Eerste Divisie competition, Excelsior and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
For Excelsior, goals were scored by Reuven Niemeijer (5') and Elías Már Ómarsson (16', 18', 87'). Thomas Verheijdt (3', 37'), Faris Hammouti (24'), Jearl Margaritha (25'), Xian Emmers (86') and Tim Receveur (88') scored for Almere City.
In as many as 6 of the previous 6 games featuring Excelsior, three or more goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per match within that time is 6.67, with the number of goals averaged by Roodzwarten working out to 3.83.
Ahead of this meeting, Excelsior have not beaten FC Dordrecht when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 23/08/2013, there has been little to separate the clubs with FC Dordrecht winning 1 of those games, Excelsior 1 and 4 being drawn in normal time.
A sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 for Schapenkoppen and 7 created by Roodzwarten. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league clash between the two was Eerste Divisie match day 21 on 10/01/2020 when it ended FC Dordrecht 1-1 Excelsior.
The referee was Jannick van der Laan.
Team News: FC Dordrecht
Arsenio Valpoort (Knock), Matthew Bondswell (Knock), Jari Schuurman (Knee Injury) and Dehninio Muringen (Knock) won’t be able to feature for Dordrecht gaffer Harry van den Ham.
Team News: Excelsior
Owing to an otherwise available group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Excelsior gaffer Marinus Dijkhuizen to contend with. Robin van der Meer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the opinion that Excelsior have it within them to be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
At the same time, FC Dordrecht could well struggle to score but we can see them scoring as well.
We reckon that it will be a decent 1-3 margin for Excelsior at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Riwal Hoogwerkers Stadion (4,100)
Chairman: Lennard Bouwer
Manager: Harry van den Ham
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 13