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The Eredivisie meeting at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion on Saturday sees home team Excelsior up against opponents in Feyenoord.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Excelsior v Feyenoord can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Excelsior enter this game following a 2-2 Eredivisie drawn result versus FC Utrecht.
For Excelsior, goals were scored by Couhaib Driouech (53') and Lazaros Lamprou (62'). Can Bozdoğan (70') and Modibo Sagnan (93') scored for FC Utrecht.
Excelsior have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, but they’ve also found ways to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Excelsior have been punished defensively in 5 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those matches. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Excelsior:
- have left without a victory over Feyenoord in their last 2 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Feyenoord go into this game following a 1-0 Eredivisie win with the downing of AZ in their most recent outing.
The only name on the scoresheet from Feyenoord was Quinten Timber (24').
Arne Slot's Feyenoord have fired home 11 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 5.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 20/08/2017 shows us that Excelsior have won 1 of them & Feyenoord 5, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
A combined total of 20 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for Roodzwarten and 17 belonging to De club aan de Maas. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league game between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 31 on 07/05/2023 when the final score was Excelsior 0-2 Feyenoord.
The match was refereed by Serdar Gözübüyük.
Team News: Excelsior
Mike van Duinen (unknown injury), Serano Seymor (Foot injury), Jacky Donkor (Knee injury), Kik Pierie (Ankle injury), Lennard Hartjes (Knee injury) and Adrian Fein (Ill) are unavailable for Excelsior gaffer Marinus Dijkhuizen.
Team News: Feyenoord
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Feyenoord boss Arne Slot to contend with. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Hamstring injury) misses out for this game.
For this match, we think that Feyenoord will, in all probability, dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the other end, Excelsior may well find it hard getting goals although we think that they will probably end up converting at least once.
We’re therefore anticipating a 1-3 win for Feyenoord when the referee blows the final whistle.
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)
Captain: Stijn van Gassel
Chairman: Bob de Lange
Manager: Marinus Dijkhuizen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 7, KNVB Beker (Second round)
🔑 Key Man: Couhaib Driouech
Customarily deployed in the Left Wing position, Couhaib Driouech was born in Drachten, Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for SC Heerenveen in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Eredivisie 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.