FC Twente vs Excelsior Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Twente vs Excelsior Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Twente will look to build on their recent victory in the Eredivisie when they welcome Excelsior at the De Grolsch Veste on Friday evening. Twente managed a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Roda JC Kerkrade last weekend thanks to a brace from Oussama Assaidi and another goal from Peet Bijen. Meanwhile, Excelsior threw away a one-goal lead following Milan Massop’s goal in the first minute of the second half to only register a 1-1 home draw against Sparta Rotterdam. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview. Feel free to visit our Bet of the day page to check our best daily tips.

Betting Predictions and Tips

It’s difficult to predict the winner here as Twente are undefeated in the last three home league fixtures, while Excelsior are unbeaten in four league trips so far this season. We should be able to see goals at both ends of the field in this one, as four of the last five meetings between these two sides have seen both teams getting on the scoresheet.

Both teams to score - Yes

Over 2.5 goals

FC Twente saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

FC Twente saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Excelsior

Excelsior scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against FC Twente

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Twente Form Guide

FC Twente Team Logo

FC Twente

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
D A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-04-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

02-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Goztepe Team Logo Goztepe

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Excelsior Form Guide

Excelsior Team Logo

Excelsior

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

VV Hillergersberg

FT 0 - 9

(HT 0 - 4)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Westlands Elftal

FT 3 - 7

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

ASWH Team Logo ASWH

FT 3 - 4

(HT 3 - 2)

L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

D A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Go Ahead Eagles Team Logo Go Ahead Eagles

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Eredivisie

Fortuna Sittard Team Logo Fortuna Sittard

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

FC Twente Preview

FC Twente have suffered back-to-back defeats in the opening four games of the season, but they looked much better of late. They have won four of their last six games across all competitions, including a 3-0 home victory over Roda JC Kerkrade on Saturday. The good news is that Twente have been scoring goals for fun recently, as they found the back of the net at least twice in four of their last six competitive fixtures. Twente currently sit 12th in the league table tied on nine points with another three teams, just two points clear of the bottom three. Twente can count on their recent home form ahead of this tie as they have won their last three home league fixtures, scoring nine goals and conceding just once in the process. In addition, Twente have only lost twice in their last eight home meetings with Excelsior in the Eredivisie. The bad news is that Twente have failed to beat Excelsior in the previous Eredivisie campaign, losing 1-2 at home and drawing 1-1 on the road. Oussama Assaidi netted a brace at the weekend and he is now the team’s topscorer with four goals under his belt, while Tom Boere and Fredrik Jensen bagged four goals and one assist between them.

FC Twente Team News

Haris Vuckic is the only doubtful player for Twente ahead of this tie.

Excelsior Preview

Meanwhile, Excelsior have endured a mixed run of form throughout this competitive season, registering five defeats, two draws and just two victories in their nine official fixtures. Their recent run of form has seen them lose just once in four league outings, and are currently on a two-game unbeaten streak. They did well to beat ADO Den Haag 1-2 away from home after the International break, but only managed a disappointing 1-1 home draw against the lowly Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday. Excelsior still sit on a comfortable 11th position in the standings with eleven points under their belts after nine rounds, four points clear of the drop zone. Keeping the ball out of their own net has been Excelsior’s main problem in this early part of the season, as they already allowed 13 goals in nine league outings. Actually, six of Excelsior’s ten competitive fixtures so far this season have seen more than three goals scored. The good news is that Excelsior looked incredibly solid away from home this season, winning three and drawing once in their four league trips. In addition, the Rotterdammers managed to score two goals in each of their four away games in the Eredivisie so far this season.

Excelsior Team News

Alessandro Damen is a doubt, but Stanley Elbers is back in training following his knee injury.

FC Twente Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.9

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

FC Twente vs Excelsior Sidelined Players

FC Twente
10 Haris Vuckic Injured
Excelsior
11 Stanley Elbers Injured
1 Alessandro Damen Injured
3 Shane O'Neill Injured
28 Lorenzo Burnet Injured

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Jorn Brondeel 188 82
2 LB Hidde ter Avest 182 73
3 CD Thomas Lam 175 65
25 CD Peet Bijen 173 70
15 RB Cristian Cuevas 172 65
21 CDM Danny Holla 178 74
18 CDM Michael Liendl 175 72
27 CM Luciano Slagveer 178 73
19 CM Fredrik Jensen 183 80
8 CM Oussama Assaidi 178 70
9 CF Tom Boere 180 73
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Oegmundur Kristinsson 192 89
2 LB Khalid Karami 175 73
30 CD Jordy de Wijs 189 84
15 CD Jurgen Mattheij 191 84
5 RB Milan Massop 188 75
6 CM Hicham Faik 188 82
18 CM Kevin Vermeulen 187 70
8 CM Ryan Koolwijk 195 76
23 LF Jinty Caenepeel 175 70
9 CF Mike van Duinen 183 74
10 RF Luigi Bruins 180 75