ADO Den Haag and Excelsior meet at Kyocera Stadion, in a match for the 32nd round of the Eredivisie. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 01-09-2018, the ADO Den Haag won out by (2-4). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 15-10-2017, for the Eredivisie, which ended with the victory of Excelsior by (1-2). S. Becker (32 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for ADO Den Haag, and J. Caenepeel (7’) and H. Faik (81 ‘), for Excelsior. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
ADO Den Haag:
After 9 wins, 9 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 36 points won. In their last match, they lost with PSV by (3-1), after in the previous match they won (2-3) out in a match against AZ Alkmaar. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. For the championship, ADO Den Haag won 12 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 31 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 15 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The ADO Den Haag campaign is within its reality, but it aims to improve its numbers in this final part. By thinking like that, he wants to conquer the maximum possible of good results, regardless of where he is playing, since he knows that regularly he will be able to achieve something more. That being the case, he hopes to have a good performance in this round, to conquer a positive score and get closer to what he wants. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
The away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 27 points won, after 7 wins, 6 draws and 18 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Ajax, by (6-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Willem II, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 36 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 31 suffered. For the championship, the Excelsior won 4 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 8 losses in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 9 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 31 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 20 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
The weak performance presented by the Excelsior ended up putting him in the fight against the decline and it is clear that he did not want that, so he must show more attitude to get out of this situation. That being the case, he is aware that he needs to conquer points at home and even away from his domains. Therefore, wait in this round to evolve and surprise, because it needs a good result. As he will face a team that comes better he will need to have a perfect performance, to obtain a score in his favor. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.