Excelsior vs Jong Ajax - preview and prediction - team news, and lineups
Excelsior will be seeking to improve on their last performance here, which saw them lose 4-1 to FC Eindhoven in the Eerste Divisie.
Excelsior had 61 percent possession and 11 shots on goal, four of which were on target, in the game. Marouan Azarkan (24′) scored the only goal for Excelsior. FC Eindhoven, on the other hand, had 15 shots on goal, 9 of which were on target. FC Eindhoven scored with Joey Sleegers (7′, 87′), Charles-Andreas Brym (9′), and Valentino Vermeulen (14′).
Excelsior has struggled to keep a game going for the full 90 minutes in previous years. The fact that Excelsior has been scored against in five of their previous six games, allowing 12 goals, will be a problem for them. We’ll find out soon enough if that trend will continue into the next encounter.
Jong Ajax will enter the match on the back of a 2-0 Eerste Divisie victory over Jong PSV in their previous match.
Jong Ajax had 58 percent possession and 17 shots on goal, eight of which were on target, in the encounter. Naci Ünüvar (65′) and Sontje Hansen (89′) scored goals for Jong Ajax. Jong PSV had 11 shots on goal, three of them were on target.
Jong Ajax’s defense corps has put in a string of solid performances, resulting in a total of four goals against in their last six matches. During the same time frame, their own forwards have scored nine goals.