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The Eerste Divisie meeting at Cambuurstadion on Sunday will see home side SC Cambuur ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Willem II.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the SC Cambuur v Willem II game - as well as the best betting odds.
SC Cambuur, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-1 Eerste Divisie triumph vs Den Bosch.
In that game, SC Cambuur managed 54% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For SC Cambuur, the scorers were Remco Balk (9', 16') and Milan Smit (63'). For their opponents, Den Bosch got 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Rik Mulders (37') scored for Den Bosch.
It’s been seldom in recent times that SC Cambuur have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that SC Cambuur have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals on the way.
Their prior results show that SC Cambuur:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Willem II in their previous 3 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Willem II head into the game following on from a 2-1 Eerste Divisie win to beat MVV in their most recent match.
In that match, Willem II had 46% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Willem II, goals were scored by Jesse Bosch (34') and Freek Heerkens (69'). On the other side, MVV Maastricht got 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Tunahan Taşçı (29') scored for MVV.
Throughout their six previous matches, Reinier Robbemond's Willem II have converted 8 times therefore giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Their prior results show that Willem II:
- have not emerged victorious against SC Cambuur when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 9 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 02/11/2014 tells us that SC Cambuur have won 1 of these & Willem II 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from Herten and 9 coming from Tricolores. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The previous league clash between these sides was Eredivisie match day 33 on 11/05/2022 which ended up with the score at SC Cambuur 1-1 Willem II.
The referee was Erwin Blank.
Team News: SC Cambuur
The SC Cambuur boss Sjors Ultee has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Willem II
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Willem II manager Reinier Robbemond doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We believe that Willem II will really need to work well to score against this SC Cambuur lineup who should gain the upper hand.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a narrow 1-0 victory for SC Cambuur when all is said and done.
Should be interesting.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cambuurstadion (10,500)
Captain: Alex Bangura
Chairman: Ard de Graaf
Manager: Sjors Ultee
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 2
⭐ Key Man: Milan Smit
Mostly used in the Striker position, Milan Smit was born in Hollandscheveld, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for SC Cambuur in the 2021 - 2022 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.