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SC Heerenveen will be hosting guests Excelsior at Abe Lenstra Stadion in this Eredivisie tie on Saturday.
All SC Heerenveen v Excelsior game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
SC Heerenveen won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 6-1 Eredivisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Feyenoord.
The only name on the scoresheet from SC Heerenveen was Simon Olsson (25'). Luka Ivanušec (12'), Mats Wieffer (16'), Igor Paixão (20'), Santiago Giménez (60'), Yankuba Minteh (66') and Ondřej Lingr (72') scored for Feyenoord.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that SC Heerenveen have kept a clean sheet. In fact, SC Heerenveen have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 17 goals on the way.
Going into this one, SC Heerenveen have not lost a league tie with Excelsior in their last 4 matches.
In their previous game, Excelsior drew 0-0 in the Eredivisie tie with Almere City.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Excelsior, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per game within that spell is 4, with the average number of goals for Excelsior being 1.83. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Heading into this contest, Excelsior have not emerged victorious against SC Heerenveen when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 16/09/2017 shows us that SC Heerenveen have won 3 of these games & Excelsior 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A total of 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from De Superfriezen and 5 created by Roodzwarten. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 32 on 13/05/2023 and the score finished SC Heerenveen 0-0 Excelsior.
The match was refereed by Rob Dieperink.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the SC Heerenveen boss Kees van Wonderen to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Patrik Walemark (Surgery) misses out.
It seems likely that De Superfriezen will probably make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation for this game and select Andries Noppert, Denzel Hall, Sven van Beek, Syb van Ottele, Mats Koehlert, Anas Tahiri, Luuk Brouwers, Che Nunnely, Simon Olsson, Osame Sahraoui and Ion Nicolaescu.
Team News: Excelsior
There’s a good chance that Roodzwarten will likely play in a 4-3-3 lineup, starting Stijn van Gassel, Siebe Horemans, Sven Nieuwpoort, Casper Widell, Arthur Zagre, Cisse Sandra, Redouan El Yaakoubi, Julian Baas, D. Sanches Fernandes, Nikolas Agrafiotis and Couhaib Driouech.
In this match, Excelsior could really find it hard to be scoring even one goal against a SC Heerenveen side who have all the attributes to win well here.
We’re therefore predicting a 3-0 winning scoreline for SC Heerenveen after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Abe Lenstra Stadion (27,224)
Captain: Sven van Beek
Chairman: Cees Roozemond
Manager: Kees van Wonderen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 11
🔑 Key Man: Osame Sahraoui
Regularly played in the Left Wing position, Osame Sahraoui was born in Norway. Having made his senior debut playing for Vålerenga in the 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in this Eredivisie 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 5 appearances.