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Excelsior vs Feyenoord Predictions

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  • Stadion Woudestein

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Excelsior returned to winning ways at home to De Graafschap last weekend, but on Sunday they play host to a Feyenoord team that head into the game on the back of a 6-2 win over title challenging Ajax. The visitors have a great record against their hosts and will be expecting another three points following that demolition of Ajax last time out.

De Graafschap were actually the better team for the majority of the ninety minutes against Excelsior, but failed to convert any of their ten shots. Excelsior only had 41% of the possession in their own backyard, recording no corners, and no shots on target other than the goals. The teams went in level at the break, and it wasn’t until the seventy-sixth minute that Bruins broke the deadlock for Excelsior against the run of play. A one goal lead never felt like it would be enough for the under pressure hosts and it wasn’t until stoppage time that El Hamdaoui wrapped up all three points with Excelsior’s second goal.

Feyenoord had to beat Ajax to stand any chance of dragging themselves back into the title race last weekend, and they did so in the most convincing of fashions. Goals from Toornstra, Berghuis, and van Persie saw Feyenoord lead 3-2 at the interval, and the hosts finished the job off in style in the second half. Van Persie scored his second of the game in the fifty-sixth minute, before teammate Vilhena made it 5-2 with fifteen minutes left on the clock. There was time for Ayoub to add a sixth goal and condemn Ajax to a humiliating defeat.

It’s difficult to imagine Sunday’s game ending in anything but another win for Feyenoord after their fantastic result against Ajax, and the fact Excelsior were lucky to beat De Graafschap. The visitors have only secured one clean sheet in their last six matches, however Feyenoord have won six of their last seven matches against Excelsior and kept clean sheets in five of those games. There have only been six occasions in forty-four matches between these two clubs that Feyenoord haven’t won, and we can’t see Sunday’s game making it seven in forty-five.

Bruins joint top scores alongside Messaoud with five league goals each for Excelsior so far this season, while veteran forward van Persie is on ten for Feyenoord. Berghuis has chipped in with six goals for the visitors and Toornstra has five, giving Feyenoord plenty of goal scoring options, as was evident against Ajax last weekend.

We’re confident that Feyenoord will win to nil against Excelsior, and have backed the final score to end a convincing 3-0. Feyenoord have a fantastic record against Excelsior and are bound to be on a high following that 6-2 win over Ajax. Clean sheets have been sparse for the visitors in recent weeks, but Feyenoord have kept five clean sheets in their last six victories against Excelsior and that’s more than enough for us to believe they can do it again on Sunday.

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