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Excelsior will take to the pitch with the visiting Telstar at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion in the Eerste Divisie fixture on Tuesday.
All Excelsior v Telstar match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Excelsior fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-3 Eerste Divisie victory vs FC Dordrecht.
For Excelsior, the goalscorers were Elías Már Ómarsson (43', 45') and Thomas Oude Kotte (89'). Kevin Vermeulen (10') was the scorer for FC Dordrecht.
Excelsior haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 23 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 15.
Going into this one, Excelsior have not emerged victorious against Telstar in their previous 2 league matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against MVV in Eerste Divisie action, Telstar and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only player to score from Telstar was Glynor Plet (64'). Jelle Duin (42') and Koen Kostons (88') scored for MVV.
Telstar have been effective going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 11 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Witte Leeuwen have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same outings. We will see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Their prior results show that Telstar:
- have left without a victory over Excelsior in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- haven't been defeated by Excelsior in games played away from home for the previous 5 league matches. A solid away record against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes going back to 24/08/2012 tells us that Excelsior have won 1 of these games and Telstar 2, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A combined sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 12 for Roodzwarten and 8 belonging to Witte Leeuwen. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 22 on 17/01/2020 when it ended Excelsior 3-3 Telstar.
The referee was Luca Cantineau.
Team News: Excelsior
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Excelsior boss Marinus Dijkhuizen to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Robin van der Meer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: Telstar
Due to a fully healthy group available for selection, Telstar manager Andries Jonker has zero fitness worries to speak of before this match.
Our thinking is that Telstar are certainly able to put a goal past this Excelsior team, but that isn’t expected to be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be a 2-1 winning score for Excelsior at full-time. We’ll have to see what happens.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (4,400)
Captain: Sander Fischer
Chairman: Bob de Lange
Manager: Marinus Dijkhuizen
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 5
🔑 Key Player: Elías Már Ómarsson
Customarily played in the Striker position, Elías Már Ómarsson was born in Keflavik, Iceland. After having made a senior debut playing for Vålerenga in the 2015 season, the skilful Forward has hit 7 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 3 appearances.