Excelsior vs VVV-Venlo Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Excelsior vs VVV-Venlo Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

The newcomers Venlo will look to get back to winning ways in the Eredivisie when they travel to the Van Donge & De Roo Stadion to take on Excelsior on Saturday night. Excelsior managed an impressive 0-2 away victory at AZ Alkmaar last time out in the Eredivisie thanks to two first-half penalty goals from Luigi Bruins. On the other hand, Venlo fought back from one-goal down to secure a 1-1 home draw against PEC Zwolle, with Clint Leemans scoring the winner with 20 minutes to go. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Excelsior are favourites to win here despite their terrible run of form in this early part of the campaign. I think this is mainly because of the fact that Excelsior have won two of the last three meetings with Venlo in the Eredivisie. Venlo looked solid on the road over the past five months, having lost just once in their last nine away games across all competitions. I’m backing Venlo to grab at least one point from this trip to Excelsior.

Venlo Draw No Bet at odds 5/4

Under 2.5 goals at odds 4/5

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Excelsior Form Guide

Excelsior Team Logo

Excelsior

Won

3

Draw

5

Lost

2
W H

17-12-2017

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

23-12-2017

Eredivisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

09-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-01-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

28-01-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

04-02-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

07-02-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

11-02-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-02-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

VVV-Venlo Form Guide

VVV-Venlo Team Logo

VVV-Venlo

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W A

16-12-2017

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-12-2017

KNVB Cup

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

24-12-2017

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-01-2018

Club Friendlies

De Graafschap Team Logo De Graafschap

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

20-01-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

27-01-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-02-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-02-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-02-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

16-02-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Excelsior Preview

Excelsior have finally got back to winning ways in the Eredivisie last weekend and they did it in fashion by registering an unexpected 0-2 away win at AZ Alkmaar. Prior to this result, Excelsior were on a five-game winless streak across all competitions, including a 1-2 home loss at the hands of SC Heerenveen in the KNVB Beker Cup. Conceding has been Excelsior’s biggest problem of late, as they have allowed at least two goals in four of their last five competitive fixtures. Their home form has also been a reason for their struggle throughout this season as they suffered defeats in each of their four competitive home games, scoring just two goals in this term. The good news is that Excelsior have won three of their last five home meetings with Venlo in the Eredivisie, conceding just two goals in this term. The Rotterdammers find themselves only in 12th spot in the Eredivisie table tied on seven points with NAC Breda and ADO Den Haag, four points clear of the bottom three. Luigi Bruins has been Excelsior’s most prolific player in front of goal so far this season, helping the team with three goals in his six league appearances.

Excelsior Team News

Alessandro Damen, Jordy de Wijs and Stanley Elbers are all doubts ahead of this game.

VVV-Venlo Preview

The newly-promoted Venlo began their Eredivisie adventure in an impressive manner, having lost just once in the opening six league fixtures. They are winless in four league games at the moment, but the most recent three of these have ended in 1-1 draws. Sandwiched in-between these recent draws, Venlo managed a comfortable 0-3 away win at Blauw Geel in the KNVB Beker Cup. The newcomers sit comfortably in 8th in the Eredivisie table tied on nine points with FC Utrecht, just one point behind the top seven. Venlo’s secret for their good performance throughout the season has been their solid defence as they conceded just six goals in six league games. At the other end of the field, Clint Leemans and Vito van Crooy have both enjoyed a decent start to the season, as the pair bagged five goals and one assist between them. Furthermore, Venlo can count on their away form in this early part of the season, winning two and drawing two of their four competitive away fixtures. In addition, Venlo did well to pick up a narrow 0-1 win over Excelsior in their most recent trip to the Van Donge & De Roo Stadion.

VVV-Venlo Team News

Roel Janssen is a doubt, but Tristan Dekker and Jonathan Opoku are still missing through injury.

Excelsior Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

VVV-Venlo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Excelsior vs VVV-Venlo Sidelined Players

Excelsior
11 Stanley Elbers Injured
1 Alessandro Damen Injured
VVV-Venlo
17 Tristan Dekker Injured
10 Jonathan Opoku Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Oegmundur Kristinsson 192 89
30 CD Jordy de Wijs 189 84
15 CD Jurgen Mattheij 191 84
5 RB Milan Massop 188 75
2 LB Khalid Karami 175 73
8 CM Ryan Koolwijk 195 76
18 CM Kevin Vermeulen 187 70
6 CM Hicham Faik 188 82
19 CF Zakaria El Azzouzi 177 65
10 RF Luigi Bruins 180 75
23 LF Jinty Caenepeel 175 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Lars Unnerstall 198 100
5 RB Leroy Labylle 174 71
3 CD Jerold Promes 184 70
13 CD Nils Roeseler 192 84
2 LB Moreno Rutten 176 69
8 CM Clint Leemans 186 74
9 CM Ralf Seuntjens 192 86
6 CM Danny Post 189 70
19 LF Torino Hunte 184 75
25 RF Kelechi Nwakali - -
11 CF Lennart Thy 182 75