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VVV-Venlo will be at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie showdown with home side Excelsior.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Excelsior v VVV-Venlo, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Excelsior, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-1 Eerste Divisie victory versus FC Emmen.
In that match, Excelsior had 34% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Excelsior was Thijs Dallinga (32'). On the other side, FC Emmen had 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
Excelsior haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have claimed a sum of 14 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 8.
Ahead of this clash, Excelsior are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
VVV-Venlo head into the match after a 2-0 Eerste Divisie win with the eclipse of MVV in their previous match.
In that game, VVV-Venlo managed 54% possession and 28 attempts on goal with 11 of them on target. For VVV-Venlo, the goals were scored by Tristan Dekker (40') and Carl Johansson (88'). MVV had 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Over the course of their previous six clashes, VVV-Venlo have bagged a tally of 8 goals. VVV-Venlo have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they’ve had 5 goals scored by their opponents. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this match, though.
Coming into this meeting, VVV-Venlo haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 16/11/2013, there has been little to separate the clubs with Excelsior winning 3 of those games, VVV-Venlo 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 for Roodzwarten and 6 created by Venlose trots. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league clash between these sides was Eredivisie match day 25 on 09/03/2019 which ended up with the score at VVV-Venlo 1-0 Excelsior.
The referee was Kevin Blom.
Team News: Excelsior
Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Groin Injury) and Nathan Tjoe-A-On (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Excelsior manager Marinus Dijkhuizen.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
Out of a mainly healthy squad, there’s only the lone fitness worry for the VVV-Venlo manager Jos Luhukay to be concerned with. Tobias Pachonik (Knock) won’t be in action.
We envisage that VVV-Venlo should be able to score a goal against this Excelsior lineup, however that may not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see a 2-1 victory for Excelsior at the end of this one. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
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)
Chairman: Bob de Lange
Manager: Marinus Dijkhuizen
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 1
⭐ Star Man: Marouan Azarkan
Normally used in the Left Wing position, Marouan Azarkan was born in Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for Feyenoord in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 9 appearances.