Excelsior vs NEC match preview

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (4500 seats)

This could be an interesting match as Excelsior have their presumed home advantage while NEC are ahead 19 points in the Eerste Divisie table.

Insights:
  • Excelsior have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • NEC have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Excelsior and NEC.

11-7-12 (wins/draws/losses). These are the numbers for NEC when playing away games on artifical turf, which is not the surface they have on their own home stadium (which has grass). Their goal statistics from those 30 matches are 54-45 (scored/conceded).

L D L D W

Excelsior form and stats

The story so far in the Eerste Divisie for Excelsior at their home stadium (Van Donge & De Roo Stadion) is 6 wins, 2 draws and 8 defeats.

In their previous game, the manager M. Dijkhuizen led his Excelsior to a defeat in the Eerste Divisie match away at SC Cambuur. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion. Preceding that game was the home draw versus Jong PSV that ended 0-0.

As you see from the result above, Excelsior suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one.

A decent goal production from Excelsior in their home games so far, with 30 goals from 16 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 29 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

D L L W W

NEC form and stats

As the visiting team in Eerste Divisie matches, NEC have produced an overall stat of 8-2-6 so far. With two straight losses from their last two away games, NEC are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

There were no winners in NEC's previous match, a Eerste Divisie home game that ended 1-1 vs Telstar (placed 10th). It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Almere City wasn't a success with a 0-2 loss.

The travelling fans enjoy NEC's attacking play in away games, having scored 31 goals in 16 league matches away. NEC have conceded 22 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; NEC - Excelsior 3-2. Excelsior-NEC H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Excelsior four wins, NEC five wins, one draw. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

ExcelsiorE. Ómarsson
E. Ómarsson
19 goals
NECE. Tavsan
E. Tavsan
11 goals
NECJ. Bruijn
J. Bruijn
10 goals

Excelsior missing players

NEC missing players

Excelsior NEC
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
32 16 4 Played P 6 16 32
11 6 0 Won W 3 8 17
5 2 0 Drew D 0 2 6
16 8 4 Lost L 3 6 9
56 30 5 Scored S 17 31 60
60 29 12 Conceded C 11 22 36
94% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
81% 81% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 81%
66% 69% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 56%
44% 38% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 38% 31%
31% 31% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 19% 19%
59% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 83% 56% 56%
25% 31% 0% Clean Sheets C S 17% 25% 28%
22% 25% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 19% 19%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 0.9 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.3 1.6 1.2
4 2 1 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
12.9 13.4 14 Shots (avg) S ( 11 12.9 13
5.5 5.5 5.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6.5 5.7 5.7
32% 34% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 34% 33%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • Excelsior have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • NEC have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • NEC haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 SC Cambuur 32 24 4 4 91 27 16 13 0 3 52 15 16 11 4 1 39 12 64 76
2 Graafschap 32 21 4 7 60 43 16 10 3 3 28 19 16 11 1 4 32 24 17 67
3 Almere City 31 20 5 6 67 40 16 12 2 2 31 7 15 8 3 4 36 33 27 65
4 NAC Breda 32 19 6 7 62 32 16 11 1 4 35 16 16 8 5 3 27 16 30 63
5 Go Ahead Eagles 32 18 8 6 50 22 16 7 5 4 20 11 16 11 3 2 30 11 28 62
6 NEC 32 17 6 9 60 36 16 9 4 3 29 14 16 8 2 6 31 22 24 57
7 FC Volendam 32 14 8 10 64 46 16 6 3 7 33 26 16 8 5 3 31 20 18 50
8 Roda JC Kerkrade 31 13 10 8 58 45 15 7 5 3 30 19 16 6 5 5 28 26 13 49
9 Helmond Sport 32 10 10 12 46 53 17 7 3 7 24 29 15 3 7 5 22 24 -7 40
10 Telstar 32 10 8 14 51 49 16 5 4 7 33 26 16 5 4 7 18 23 2 38
11 Excelsior 32 11 5 16 56 60 16 6 2 8 30 29 16 5 3 8 26 31 -4 38
12 TOP Oss 32 11 5 16 34 50 16 7 2 7 25 25 16 4 3 9 9 25 -16 38
13 MVV Maastricht 32 11 5 16 40 61 16 8 2 6 27 31 16 3 3 10 13 30 -21 38
14 Jong Ajax 32 9 9 14 52 63 16 4 5 7 24 31 16 5 4 7 28 32 -11 36
15 Jong PSV 32 9 7 16 49 59 16 4 5 7 22 24 16 5 2 9 27 35 -10 34
16 FC Eindhoven 32 8 9 15 43 55 15 4 5 6 27 26 17 4 4 9 16 29 -12 33
17 Jong Utrecht 32 10 1 21 43 65 16 5 0 11 20 31 16 5 1 10 23 34 -22 31
18 Jong AZ 32 8 5 19 44 82 16 5 3 8 30 41 16 3 2 11 14 41 -38 29
19 FC Dordrecht 32 8 3 21 33 80 16 4 3 9 18 33 16 4 0 12 15 47 -47 27
20 FC Den Bosch 32 5 8 19 38 73 16 4 6 6 24 26 16 1 2 13 14 47 -35 23

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.