Match Preview: Excelsior 2-1 Willem II Prediction and Betting Tips | Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Excelsior – Willem II betting tips for today, April 6, 2018.
Football: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!
|With just five games remaining, Eredivisie overachievers Excelsior could yet end the season on a record high. They currently sit in 11th spot just four points behind eighth and ninth. For the record, Excelsior’s highest ever Eredivisie finish was ninth in 1982/’83.|
|Excelsior can not attribute any of their success to their home form this season. The Rotterdammers have picked up a league low of just ten points at home, winning just two of 14 games played here this term (W2, D4, L8).|
|For that reason, it is a good job they welcome one of the Eredivisie’s weakest away sides. Willem II have notched just two wins and three draws from 13 road trips.|
|Curiously, however, the last ten editions of this fixture (home and away) have seen the home side fail to win.|
|Willem II cannot be written off as they have been extremely prolific in goal terms this term for a team in the lower echelons of the table. With 43 goals scored they are the highest scoring team currently outside the European qualification placings.|
|Players to watch: Hicham Faik is a mainstay in the Excelsior midfield this term. He boasts the highest pass completion percentage in the squad (81.4%), helping him earn five goals and three assists.|
|Fran Sol is on his way to the Eredivisie golden boot (15 goals), and this is the most any Willem II player has scored in a single Eredivisie campaign since 2001/’02.|
|Stat attack: Willem II are unbeaten in their last four visits here, winning three and scoring 2+ goals in each victory.|
|Willem II are also unbeaten in four of their last five Eredivisie games (W3, D1, L1). Two of those victories were against sides in European contention.|