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Holland Eerste Divisie | Mandemakers Stadion | 19th May
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RKC vs Excelsior predictions for Sunday afternoon’s Eerste Divisie Play-Off action at Mandemakers Stadion. Can in form RKC claim a 1st Leg lead against an Excelsior side desperate to retain their Eredivisie status? Read on for all our free match predictions and betting tips.

RKC vs Excelsior Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
RKC to Win @ 6/4

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
RKC 3-1 @ 18/1

Reason For RKC vs Excelsior Betting Tips

Five years on from their last Play-Off clash, RKC and Excelsior do battle again this Sunday and it’s the in-form hosts who will be seeking to avenge their Final Round defeat in 2014. Fred Grim’s charges brilliantly overturned a two goal deficit to oust NEC in their opening tie last week, and they look a solid wager to take another significant step forward here after registering four wins and a draw from their last five outings at home.

RKC were arguably the biggest surprise packages in Eerste Divisie this term and they certainly gave NEC a shock at Mandemakers Stadion last week. The Nijmegen outfit looked well in control of their 1st Round tie after a 2-0 victory in the 1st Leg at Goffertstadion, but RKC made light work of their arrears in Waalwijk to go through 3-2 on aggregate thanks to goals from Stijn Spierings, Mauro Bilate and joint-top scorer Dylan Seys.

Grim’s side are now just a handful of games away from returning to Eredivisie after a five year absence, and on Sunday they encounter the club which stripped away their top flight status in 2014.

Excelsior triumphed 2-0 on that occasion, but RKC will be confident that they can get the better of the argument this time around. They will potentially benefit from playing at home first where they have been extremely strong of late, and they should be more than capable of taking a lead to Rotterdam if they replicate last week’s performance or the effort which they turned in last month when beaten champions Twente 4-1.

Excelsior finished the regular season well with back to back victories against Heracles (4-5) and AZ Alkmaar (4-2), but they have been woeful on the road this term with 12 losses suffered in 17 games. Ricardo Moniz’ side have shipped 43 times on their travels and a whopping 79 times overall,, so they will surely come under fire against the hosts who have smashed in 20 goals in their last seven fixtures.

It’s mightily difficult to assess how teams from the two different divisions will stack up, but there really doesn’t appear to be much between Eerste Divisie’s best and Eredivisie’s worst this season so RKC have to be worthy of support this weekend at around the 6/4 mark. Fred Grim’s men are rapidly on the upgrade and are enjoying the winning habit, and that could be crucial as Excelsior will be under pressure with everything to lose.

The hosts should get plenty of joy against the Rotterdam outfit in front of goal, so we’re also going for a 3-1 correct score prediction in their favour.

Head to Head

These sides have met 13 times since 2002, with RKC edging the head to head with five wins to four. However, this Sunday's clash will be the first competitive game between the pair since 2014.

RKC Team News

RKC Team Badge The hosts are at full strength here and will retain the same side that beat NEC 3-0 to progress last week.

Excelsior Team News

Excelsior Team Badge Excelsior also have a full compliment for this Sunday's trip to Waalwijk. Top scorer Elias Omarsson leads the line for the visitors.

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Published: May 18, 2019

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RKC vs Excelsior Stats

  • RKC have won four and drawn one of their last five home matches.
  • Excelsior have lost 12 of their 17 away games this term, conceding 43 goals.
  • RKC have scored 20 goals in their last seven matches.
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