Excelsior v AZ Betting Tips: 2, 2019-05-15

International Football Tips

Wednesday 15th May 2019
Kickoff: 1830hrs
Pick: AZ win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.57 (odds taken at 23:23 GMT, 14 May 2019)

The action of the final day of the Eredivisie season continues with Excelsior playing host to AZ as the betting tips continue at the Van Donge & De Roo Stadion in Rotterdam with the hosts looking to take a positive into the upcoming relegation play-off matches.

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Excelsior Prediction

Excelsior find themselves four points adrift of fourth from bottom club, Fortuna Sittard and safety ahead of their final match of the season against high-flying AZ and know they’ll have to endure the relegation play-offs in order to attempt survival in the Eredivisie.

The hosts registered a timely high-scoring 5-4 win away at Heracles last time out in the Dutch top flight which ended a wretched sequence of results which resulted in Excelsior losing 8 of their previous 9 matches.

This poor run of form contributed towards Excelsior’s relegation play-off position, and although it’s too late to ensure their safety in the regular season now, the hosts will be keen to take a good result into the upcoming play-offs.

Excelsior have also gone 4 home matches without a win which includes 3 defeats to PSV, PEC Zwolle and NAC Breda, so the home win looks unlikely, amidst an overall home record that stands at 5-4-7 23/34.

Excelsior lost their last home match against AZ 2-1 back in March last year.


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AZ Prediction

AZ bounced back from two defeats on the trot recently as they head into this clash having dealt back-to-back defeats against Heracles and most impressive of all, a 1-0 home win over PSV which has seen the visitors recover from back-to-back losses to Den Haag and Feyenoord.

These two defeats have been AZ’s only blots on their copy-book as they’ve suffered just 2 losses out of their last 10 matches overall, in a run that includes 5 victories against Fortuna Sittard, Ajax, Groningen, Heracles and PSV.

However, AZ also haven’t excelled in recent weeks away from home as the visitors have now gone 5 matches without a win on the road which includes defeats at Willem II and Feyenoord, but have picked up points on their travels with draws at PEC Zwolle, Vitesse and De Graafschap.

AZ possess an away record that stands at 6-4-6 27/24 but the positive for the visitors is that they’ve failed to score in just 2 of their 16 away matches to date this season, with the likes of midfielder Til (12 goals) and forwards Idrissi (8 goals) and Gudmundsson (6 goals) looking the most likely scorers here.


Key-Facts – Excelsior v AZ

  • Excelsior have won just 1 of their last 11 matches overall in the Eredivisie
  • AZ won 2-1 in their last visit to the Van Donge & De Roo Stadion back in March 2018
  • AZ have lost just 2 of their last 10 matches overall in the Eredivisie


Betting Tips Verdict

Excelsior need to prove they’ve turned a corner while AZ’s attacking firepower should see them over the line here.

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