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Two of the top teams of the Dutch Eerste Divisie meet in a match that is crucial for both sides. The winner of this fixture will probably end up in 2nd place of the league.
Excelsior vs Emmen: Top Free Betting Tips
Excelsior have been having issues since the start of the year – they have not yet won a match after three rounds. This cost them the second place in the league, which was taken by Emmen who are coming into this match after four consecutive wins.
Total Goals – Under 2.5
Going for an under 2.5 in a Dutch game is not the most common idea but we have a very specific team in this fixture – FC Emmen. This is the team that has had the lowest number of goals out o fthe entire league since the start – only 49 in 22 games. Moreover, they have the absolute strongest defense in the league – they conceded just 15 goals in those 22 fixtures.
This is nearly twice less than the second-best defense in the league. Even though Excelsior have often played strong against Emmen, they will have serious difficulty scoring a goal. Even more with their current bad form.
Draw No Bet – FC Emmen
There is no favorite in this game. Both teams have been among the best in the league this season and it is normal that both have an equal chance in normal conditions. Yet, these two sides are in completely different forms. Excelsior have not won a match in four consecutive games and some of those matches were not against top teams.
They also scored in just 2/4. Emmen, on the other hand, won 11 out of their last 15 games in the league. There is just one team that has been better than them over the past three months. More recently, they conceded a goal in just two of their last 5 games. We believe that they have a better chance here but since this is a difficult game to predict, we suggest the Draw No Bet option.
Team Total Goals – Excelsior Under 1.5
Even if Excelsior exceed our expectations and play well, we do not see how they would manage to score more than one goal against the strongest defense in the league. Emmen's goal difference away from home is seriously impressive – they conceded just 9 goals in 12 away games. While Excelsior were seriously good in the earlier stages of the league and scored a lot of goals almost every game, we do not expect this to happen now.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Excelsior vs Emmen
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
FAQs regarding Excelsior vs Emmen
• In which places are Excelsior and FC Emmen?
Both teams are in the promotion race although they have low chances to reach FC Volendam for the lead position. FC Emmen are currently 2nd with 45 points while Excelsior are 4th with 43 points.
• Which players will miss the game for both teams?
Excelsior have not listed any players as missing for this game but FC Emmen have two injured players – midfielder Lentini Caciano and defender Peet Bijen.
• When does the match start?
This game has been scheduled for 16:30 CET on Saturday, January 29.