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The Eredivisie tie at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion on Friday will see hosts Excelsior fighting it out with FC Volendam.
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Excelsior will be wanting a better result here after the 1-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against Sparta Rotterdam.
Joshua Kitolano (91') scored for Sparta Rotterdam.
Excelsior haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opposition teams over the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, Excelsior have also seen the number of goals against them total 14.
Going into this one, Excelsior have not lost a league tie with FC Volendam in their previous 3 matches.
FC Volendam will come into the game following on from a 2-1 Eredivisie win in the defeat of RKC Waalwijk in their last fixture.
For FC Volendam, the goalscorers were Xavier Mbuyamba (69') and Florent Da Silva (81'). Mats Seuntjens (63') scored for RKC Waalwijk.
The stats don’t lie, and FC Volendam have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in all. At the back, FC Volendam seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this match, of course.
Heading into this contest, FC Volendam have not been beaten by Excelsior in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 28/03/2014 tells us that Excelsior have won 3 of them and FC Volendam 2, with the number of draws being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league game between these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 30 on 11/03/2022 when it finished FC Volendam 2-5 Excelsior.
That time, FC Volendam had 69% possession and 20 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Robert Mühren (34') and Boy Deul (54').
Excelsior got 14 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Kenzo Goudmijn (2'), Reuven Niemeijer (15'), Thijs Dallinga (18'), Marouan Azarkan (29') and Michael Chacón (94') scored.
The match was refereed by Marc Nagtegaal.
Team News: Excelsior
Jacky Donkor (Knee Injury), Yassin Ayoub (Muscle Injury) and Kik Pierie (Muscle Injury) aren’t available for Excelsior boss Marinus Dijkhuizen.
Team News: FC Volendam
FC Volendam manager Wim Jonk has a number of players out of action. Ibrahim El Kadiri (Ill) and Francesco Antonucci (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that FC Volendam will need to put in a solid display to register a score against this Excelsior lineup who will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a narrow 1-0 winning score for Excelsior at the end of the 90 minutes.
There should be little in it.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (4,400)
Captain: Redouan El Yaakoubi
Chairman: Bob de Lange
Manager: Marinus Dijkhuizen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 12, KNVB Beker (Second round)
⭐ Star Player: Julian Baas
Typically played in the Centre Midfield position, Julian Baas was born in Dordrecht, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Excelsior in the 2020 - 2021 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Eredivisie 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 16 appearances.