Excelsior vs FC Volendam Prediction 20.01.2023

Excelsior

Excelsior

2 : 0

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

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  • Competition: Eredivisie
  • Date: 20th January 2023
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UTC / 20:00 CET
  • Venue: Stadion Woudestein

Relegation candidates Volendam will travel to 13th-placed Excelsior this Friday as the Eredivisie resumes operations for its 17th game week. Excelsior have lost 10 of their 16 games played this season, but fortunately are still four points from the bottom three due to the even weaker performances of the rest of the smaller Eredivisie oppositions. Volendam have been one of those teams which have put in even shambolic performances week in week out, making them the second-worst side in the Dutch top flight, this season. The visitors are the weakest side defensively in the competition right now, with 40 goals conceded already, two more than Excelsior who are the second-worst. The home side will be going into this game with utmost confidence though, as they have won 4 of their 7 home games this year.

Excelsior vs Volendam Betting Pick #1: BTTS

When the two defensively worst teams play in any competition, goals are bound to fly in at both ends of the pitch. To support this with numbers, one can even look at the head-to-head record where both Excelsior and Volendam have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of the last ten games played between them. Surprisingly, BTTS has even been priced at 1.50 odds (at the time of writing) which is an excellent return considering how probable it is that these two teams will again concede at least one goal each.

Pick #2: Excelsior to win

Excelsior have not only won four of their last seven home games now, but they are also unbeaten against Volendam in the last three meetings too. Combining this with the visitors' relegation-threatened campaign in the Eredivisie so far, we can expect Excelsior to win all three points on Friday by beating Volendam by a margin of two goals to one.

Excelsior vs FC Volendam Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Excelsior

    2 : 0

    FC Volendam

    Eredivisie

  2. FC Volendam

    2 : 5

    Excelsior

    Eerste Divisie

  3. Excelsior

    1 : 1

    FC Volendam

    Eerste Divisie

  4. FC Volendam

    0 : 2

    Excelsior

    Eerste Divisie

  5. Excelsior

    2 : 3

    FC Volendam

    Eerste Divisie

Excelsior

Excelsior Team News

Excelsior will be without three players on Friday. While Yassin Ayoub and Kik Pierie are back to training (separately) after their leg and muscle injuries respectively, Jacky Donkor will face at least three more weeks out. Donkor suffered a knee injury recently and the club reports have identified early February as his return date. No suspensions for the home side to worry about.

Players to watch: Marouan Azarkan (4 assists and 2 goals), Kenzo Goudmijn (15 chances created this season), Nathan Tjoe-A-On (2.7 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of Excelsior

  1. Utrecht

    1 : 0

    Excelsior

    Eredivisie

  2. Excelsior

    2 : 0

    FC Volendam

    Eredivisie

  3. Sparta Rotterdam

    1 : 0

    Excelsior

    Eredivisie

  4. Excelsior

    1 : 4

    AZ Alkmaar

    KNVB Beker

  5. Excelsior

    1 : 0

    FC Groningen

    Eredivisie

Excelsior lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Stijn van Gassel

Defenders

  • 2

    Siebe Horemans

  • 16

    Sven Nieuwpoort

  • 4

    Redouan El Yaakoubi

  • 28

    Nathan Tjoe-A-On

Midfielders

  • 5

    Adrian Fein

  • 8

    Kenzo Goudmijn

  • 33

    Julian Baas

Forwards

  • 10

    Marouan Azarkan

  • 9

    Reda Kharchouch

  • 14

    Couhaib Driouech

FC Volendam

FC Volendam Team News

Compared to Excelsior, Volendam have a very short injury list of just one player. On-loan versatile midfielder Francesco Antonucci, who can play centrally as well as on the wing, picked up multiple injuries in mid-August and has not played since. Antonucci is still deemed unavailable as per the club statements, making him the only visiting opposition player to not be available for selection this Friday.

Players to watch: Carl Eiting (5 assists and 2 goals), Ibrahim El Kadiri (22 chances created this season), Damon Mirani (1.6 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of FC Volendam

  1. Ajax

    1 : 1

    FC Volendam

    Eredivisie

  2. Excelsior

    2 : 0

    FC Volendam

    Eredivisie

  3. FC Volendam

    2 : 1

    RKC Waalwijk

    Eredivisie

  4. Heerenveen

    2 : 0

    FC Volendam

    KNVB Beker

  5. Cambuur

    0 : 3

    FC Volendam

    Eredivisie

FC Volendam lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Filip Stanković

Defenders

  • 31

    Xavier Mbuyamba

  • 6

    Benaissa Benamar

  • 4

    Damon Mirani

Midfielders

  • 3

    Brian Plat

  • 12

    Florent Sanchez Da Silva

  • 8

    Carel Eiting

  • 5

    Derry Murkin

Forwards

  • 11

    Bilal Ould-Chikh

  • 10

    Gaetano Oristanio

  • 21

    Robert Mühren

3 Reasons why this game will end in BTTS & an Excelsior win

  1. Excelsior and Volendam are the two worst defensive sides in the Eredivisie this year with 78 goals conceded between them in 16 games played
  2. Both sides have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of their last 10 meetings
  3. Excelsior have won four of their last seven home games and are unbeaten against Volendam in the last three meetings too

Main prediction Excelsior - FC Volendam

Both Teams to Score

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51% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Excelsior & FC Volendam current standing in Eredivisie

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Feyenoord 18 12 5 1 42 - 15 +27 41
2 AZ 19 12 4 3 40 - 24 +16 40
3 PSV 19 12 2 5 47 - 23 +24 38
4 FC Twente 18 10 5 3 30 - 11 +19 35
5 Ajax 18 9 7 2 47 - 20 +27 34
6 Sparta Rotterdam 19 9 6 4 30 - 17 +13 33
7 FC Utrecht 19 8 6 5 32 - 31 +1 30
8 SC Heerenveen 19 7 6 6 20 - 21 -1 27
9 NEC 19 4 11 4 24 - 21 +3 23
10 RKC Waalwijk 18 5 7 6 28 - 30 -2 22
11 Go Ahead Eagles 18 4 7 7 26 - 32 -6 19
12 Fortuna Sittard 18 5 4 9 23 - 32 -9 19
13 Vitesse 19 4 7 8 23 - 35 -12 19
14 Excelsior 18 6 1 11 19 - 39 -20 19
15 FC Emmen 19 3 6 10 15 - 34 -19 15
16 FC Volendam 18 3 4 11 19 - 43 -24 13
17 SC Cambuur 18 3 3 12 10 - 28 -18 12
18 FC Groningen 18 3 3 12 18 - 37 -19 12

Excelsior vs FC Volendam - FAQ

? Which side is likely to open the scoring?
Excelsior (5/7 H2H)
? How many corners are likely to be won by Volendam?
Over 10.5 (5/7)
? How many cards are likely to be shown to Excelsior?
Under 4.5 (8/8 H2H)