Heracles vs Excelsior Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Heracles vs Excelsior Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Heracles will look to extend their unbeaten run in this early part of the new Eredivisie season to three games when they welcome Excelsior at the Polman Stadion on Saturday night. Heracles were held to a 1-1 away draw at SC Heerenveen, with Robin Propper scoring their goal just before the break. On the other hand, Excelsior lost 0-1 at home at the hands of their city rivals Feyenoord, with Mitchell Van der Gaag’s men conceding the goal in the 18th minute. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

I’m expecting a goal fest here as four of the last five meetings between these two sides have seen more than three goals scored. Heracles have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions, while Excelsior have found the net at least once in eleven of their last 15 away games.

Over 2.5 goals at 13/20

Heracles to win at 21/20

Heracles saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Heracles saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Excelsior

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Heracles

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Heracles Form Guide

Heracles Team Logo

Heracles

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

24-02-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-03-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

09-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-04-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

Excelsior Form Guide

Excelsior Team Logo

Excelsior

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L H

03-03-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

10-03-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

16-03-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

06-04-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Heracles Preview

Heracles have had an impressive start to the new Eredivisie season, as they beat Ajax 2-1 on the opening round and followed this up with a 1-1 away draw at SC Heerenveen last weekend. This leaves the Almelo club in 7th spot in the Eredivisie table, just one point clear of Saturday’s opponents. Prior to their recent result, Heracles suffered three consecutive defeats in pre-season while scoring just once. At home, Heracles have endured a mixed run of form over the past eight months, registering six defeats, eight wins, and one draw in their last 15 home games across all competitions. The good news is that Heracles have won their most recent two home games in the Eredivisie, scoring six goals and conceding just once in this term. Furthermore, Heracles have only lost once in their last five home meetings with Excelsior in the Eredivisie while losing just once. Brandley Kuwas has been Heracles’ most prolific player in front of goal in this early part of the season, helping the team with one goal and two assists. Heracles still have their last season’s top scorer Samuel Armenteros within their ranks, but the 27-year-old striker hasn’t played a single minute in the opening two games.

Heracles Team News

Dario Van Den Buys is the only injury absentee for Heracles ahead of this clash.

Excelsior Preview

Meanwhile, Excelsior kicked off the new season with a 1-2 victory on the road at Willem II, but suffered a narrow 0-1 home loss at the hands of the reigning champions Feyenoord last weekend. This puts them in 10th position in the standings tied on three points with AZ Alkmaar and Ajax. Despite the recent loss, Excelsior have enjoyed a solid run of form over the past four months, winning nine of their last 13 games across all competitions. In addition, the Rotterdammers looked solid on the road over the past five months, losing just once in their last six Eredivisie fixtures. The most worrying fact is that Excelsior are winless in their last two visits to the Polman Stadion, scoring none in the process. Actually, Excelsior have only won once in their last ten visits to the Polman Stadion. Last season, Excelsior managed to beat Heracles 3-0 at home, but they suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat in the reverse fixture. Zakaria El Azzouzi has scored Excelsior’s sole goal in this early part of the campaign, as their other goal was actually an own-goal Willem II’s goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther.

Excelsior Team News

Lorenzo Burnet is a doubt, while Mike van Duinen is out through a knee injury.

Heracles Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

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

Heracles vs Excelsior Sidelined Players

Heracles
6 Dario van den Buijs Injured
Excelsior
9 Mike van Duinen Injured
28 Lorenzo Burnet Injured

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Bram Castro 190 80
2 LB Tim Breukers 178 76
4 CD Robin Propper 190 80
5 RB Bart van Hintum 177 75
34 CD Jeff Hardeveld 184 73
14 CM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
29 CM Reuven Niemeijer 176 70
20 CM Peter van Ooijen 186 79
7 RF Brahim Darri 180 68
17 LF Brandley Kuwas 178 65
9 CF Paul Gladon 188 83
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Alessandro Damen 185 75
22 LB Jeffry Fortes 181 66
4 CD Wout Faes 185 84
5 RB Milan Massop 188 75
15 CD Jurgen Mattheij 191 84
6 CM Hicham Faik 188 82
14 CM Ali Messaoud 183 76
8 CM Ryan Koolwijk 195 76
11 LF Stanley Elbers 172 68
19 CF Zakaria El Azzouzi 177 65
10 RF Luigi Bruins 180 75