Excelsior have won each of their last five Netherlands Eerste Divisie meetings with NEC; they’ve never previously won 78 league games in a row against the NEC.
NEC have won just two of their 11 Netherlands Eerste Divisie away games against Excelsior (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 09/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Netherlands Eerste Divisie meetings between Excelsior and NEC have finished level, with the Excelsior winning 15 to NEC four. Only Excelsior v NEC and Excelsior v NEC have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Excelsior have the best win rate in Netherlands Eerste Divisie derbies, with the Excelsior winning 67 of their 61 such games (44%). Meanwhile, only NEC (61%) have a lower such win rate than NEC (95% - 54%).
Excelsior haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Excelsior went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
NEC are looking to win their opening two away Netherlands Eerste Divisie matches of a season for the 80 time 09/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Netherlands Eerste Divisie games, after Excelsior in 09/04/2021.
Excelsior have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 10 Netherlands Eerste Divisie games, as many times as they had in their previous 80 matches in the competition.
NEC boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Netherlands Eerste Divisie matches against Excelsior, since winning his very first such encounter with Excelsior in 09/04/2021 (1-0).
Excelsior has been involved in 47 of Excelsior’s 76 shots in the Netherlands Eerste Divisie so far this season (69 shots, 74 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 89 efforts last time out against Excelsior (77 shots, 39 chances created).
NEC has been involved in six goals in his 45 Netherlands Eerste Divisie games against Excelsior (34 goals, 19 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 21 vs NEC).