Excelsior vs Jong Utrecht preview: Visitors will have a gruelling task at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (4500 seats)

Excelsior are thought of as expected winners of this home fixture versus Jong Utrecht, if the league positions are thought to provide some clues. Or could we be looking at a possible?

Insights:
  • Excelsior have the most scored goals (41) in Eerste Divisie
  • Excelsior have scored more than double the goals of Jong Utrecht.

There has not been much time to rest for the guests, as they played a Eerste Divisie game only four days ago.

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Excelsior form and stats

Excelsior have played 7 Eerste Divisie games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-2-2 (wins-draws-losses).

Excelsior enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Helmond Sport's place. The match ended 5-1 with Reuven Niemeijer, Siebe Horemans and Thijs Dallinga (3) scoring. As indicated by the result mentioned above, Excelsior played a great game against Helmond Sport and beat them comfortably. Expectations are high for this one. Thijs Dallinga was absolutely essential when Excelsior beat Helmond Sport 5-1, scoring three goals. Thijs Dallinga, a natural forward, was the declared top performer for the team in that game, receiving a rating of 8.84 (out of 10). Dallinga scored three goals, hit the woodwork once and hit three key passes.

In the match before that, Excelsior hosted Almere City and drew the game 4-4.

Excelsior can score goals in their home matches. After 7 league matches they have found the net 17 times. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 11 goals have been conceded.

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Jong Utrecht form and stats

The visitors are W2-D4-L2 on the road this term. That's in the Eerste Divisie.

The manager D. Kalezić was unhappy after their last game, a Eerste Divisie match played at their home ground. Utrecht suffered a 0-1 loss to FC Volendam (placed 1st). Defender Joshua Mukeh was the best team player with a rating of 7.21. Mukeh won 5 of 6 duels.

Before that, Utrecht travelled to NAC Breda and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

The travelling fans enjoy Jong Utrecht's attacking play in away games, having scored 12 goals in 8 league matches away. As opposed to that, Utrecht have seen the ball go into their own net 11 times on the road. Utrecht has visited these top teams two times, and 2 of 2 has ended with 2 goals or more!

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last three matches): Excelsior two wins, zero draws and Jong Utrecht one victory. As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

ExcelsiorT. Dallinga
T. Dallinga
20 goals
ExcelsiorR. Niemeijer
R. Niemeijer
7 goals
Jong UtrechtN. Venema
N. Venema
6 goals

Excelsior missing players

Jong Utrecht missing players

Excelsior Jong Utrecht
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
16 7 4 Played P 2 8 16
10 3 2 Won W 0 2 5
2 2 1 Drew D 1 4 4
4 2 1 Lost L 1 2 7
41 17 10 Scored S 3 12 20
23 11 6 Conceded C 5 11 24
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
88% 86% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 75%
75% 71% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 62%
50% 43% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 38% 25%
38% 29% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 6%
62% 57% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 56%
31% 29% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 19%
6% 14% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 25%
 
3.6 4.7 6 Corners for (avg) C F 3 6 5.4
5.7 4.3 5 Corners against (avg) C A 7 6 5.4
1.2 1.4 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.6 1.4
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
8.2 8 9.2 Shots (avg) S ( 6 9.4 10.4
4.5 4.3 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 4.2 4.1
57% 57% 59% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 35% 30%
 
10.2 6.4 5.5 Shots against (avg) S A 15 13.8 13
4.2 2.9 2.2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5.5 4.4 4.9
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • Excelsior have scored more than double the goals of Jong Utrecht.
  • Excelsior have the most scored goals (41) in Eerste Divisie
  • Excelsior have the most scored goals in the second half (24) in Eerste Divisie
  • Excelsior have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Excelsior haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Jong Utrecht have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Jong Utrecht haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 FC Volendam 16 10 5 1 40 22 8 5 2 1 20 12 8 5 3 0 20 10 18 35
2 Excelsior 16 10 2 4 41 23 7 3 2 2 17 11 9 7 0 2 24 12 18 32
3 FC Emmen 16 9 3 4 24 13 7 4 0 3 12 5 9 5 3 1 12 8 11 30
4 De Graafschap 16 9 3 4 27 17 8 3 3 2 9 10 8 6 0 2 18 7 10 30
5 Jong Ajax 16 9 2 5 39 29 8 5 1 2 23 14 8 4 1 3 16 15 10 29
6 ADO Den Haag 16 10 2 4 32 19 7 5 0 2 14 8 9 5 2 2 18 11 13 26
7 FC Eindhoven 16 8 2 6 31 24 7 5 1 1 16 9 9 3 1 5 15 15 7 26
8 FC Den Bosch 16 8 1 7 20 23 9 6 0 3 12 12 7 2 1 4 8 11 -3 25
9 Roda JC Kerkrade 15 6 4 5 28 22 8 2 3 3 13 12 7 4 1 2 15 10 6 22
10 Jong AZ 16 6 3 7 14 16 9 4 2 3 8 7 7 2 1 4 6 9 -2 21
11 MVV Maastricht 15 7 0 8 18 33 7 4 0 3 12 13 8 3 0 5 6 20 -15 21
12 NAC Breda 16 5 5 6 24 22 7 4 2 1 15 6 9 1 3 5 9 16 2 20
13 Jong PSV 16 5 4 7 23 25 9 4 2 3 14 11 7 1 2 4 9 14 -2 19
14 Jong Utrecht 16 5 4 7 20 24 8 3 0 5 8 13 8 2 4 2 12 11 -4 19
15 VVV-Venlo 16 6 1 9 17 22 9 5 1 3 13 10 7 1 0 6 4 12 -5 19
16 Telstar 16 4 5 7 19 34 8 1 3 4 11 20 8 3 2 3 8 14 -15 17
17 Helmond Sport 16 4 3 9 15 27 9 3 1 5 8 16 7 1 2 4 7 11 -12 15
18 Almere City 16 3 4 9 28 36 8 1 2 5 13 19 8 2 2 4 15 17 -8 13
19 FC Oss 16 3 3 10 17 28 8 2 2 4 12 15 8 1 1 6 5 13 -11 12
20 FC Dordrecht 16 2 4 10 18 36 8 1 3 4 8 14 8 1 1 6 10 22 -18 10

Read more about Eerste Divisie

The Eerste Divisie, meaning “First Division”, is the second highest level of football in the Netherlands. 20 teams play two fixtures against each other to form a final league table after 380 games. The winning team is promoted with a creative playoff system deciding whether more teams promote.