Utrecht II will welcome Excelsior to Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch 1e veld for a matchday 27 fixture in Netherlands Eerste Divisie. The last meeting on 26th November 2021 ended in a Excelsior 2-1 win. Both sides have met four times in the most recent seasons. Utrecht II has won 1 match, and Excelsior triumphed in 3. Recent outings average 3.00 goals, while both teams score 50% of the time.
Utrecht II’s latest fixture against PSV II ended in an away 2-0 win. Utrecht II was very effective while counter-attacking. In the end, it was enough to make the difference between the two teams. Utrecht II scored in both halves in the 38th and 82nd minute.
Excelsior’s recent game against Ajax II ended in a home 6-2 win. Although The Kralingers didn’t match their opponent’s intensity and quality while on possession, it was still enough. Excelsior had good chances in both halves and scored in the 32nd, 38th, 45+1, 57th, 71st and 90+3 minute.
So far, Utrecht II plays better on the road than at home. They win 1.23 points per away game on average compared to 0.92 points at home. Although Utrecht II is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 8% home clean sheets.
Excelsior has picked up 4 points from the previous six league games. It is quite intriguing that they prefer playing on the road. Excelsior has collected 1.92 points on average per away game, compared to 1.62 at home. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Excelsior kept a clean sheet in just 31% of their visits.
The hosts will have to work hard to get a good result. Utrecht II has won just 31% of home games. On average they score 0.92 goals and concede 2.08 per game. Excelsior is one of the best teams in the league. On paper, they have a great squad and I expect them to make life difficult for their opponent.
The visitors have a better record and I have to back them. Utrecht II wins on average 0.92 points per home game. I am not sure they have what it takes to compete against Excelsior. My prediction is Excelsior to win.
I expect a thrilling contest with plenty of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 3.35 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 66% of Utrecht II’s home and Excelsior’s away games. My prediction is Over 2.5 Goals.
Both sides have plenty of quality in the attack which often results in high-scoring games. I don’t think this one on Monday will be any different. On average, both teams score in 50% of Utrecht II’s home and Excelsior’s away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: Yes.
Utrecht II vs Excelsior Betting Tips
Utrecht II vs Excelsior Head to Head
Average stats between Utrecht II and Excelsior in most recent 4 outings in the Netherlands Eerste Divisie.