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FC Utrecht will visit Koning Willem II Stadion on Friday for the Eredivisie fixture with home team Willem II.
View all of the Willem II v FC Utrecht predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Willem II won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 5-0 Eredivisie defeat last time out to Feyenoord.
Jens Toornstra (45'), Bryan Linssen (49'), Luis Sinisterra (52'), Steven Berghuis (63') and Orkun Kökçü (83') scored for Feyenoord.
It’s not been often in recent games where Willem II have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Tricolores have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 15 goals during that time.
Going into this contest, Willem II have not won against FC Utrecht in their last 2 matches in the league.
FC Utrecht will go into the meeting following a 3-1 Eredivisie win to beat VVV-Venlo in their most recent outing.
For FC Utrecht, the goals were scored by Mimoun Mahi (61', 90') and Bart Ramselaar (85'). Giorgos Giakoumakis (90') was the scorer for VVV-Venlo.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, René Hake's FC Utrecht have found the net a total of 10 times thus earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Going into this encounter, FC Utrecht haven't been beaten by Willem II in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 20/08/2017 shows us that Willem II have won 2 of these games and FC Utrecht 3, with the number of drawn results being 1.
13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Tricolores and 8 created by Utreg. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league match between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 23 on 16/02/2020 when it ended Willem II 1-1 FC Utrecht.
The referee was Siemen Mulder.
Team News: Willem II
Elton Kabangu (Fitness), Pol Llonch (Calf Injury), Freek Heerkens (Knock), Driess Saddiki (Thigh Problems), Robbin Ruiter (Thigh Problems) and Miquel Nelom (Knee Surgery) will be missing for Willem II gaffer Željko Petrović.
Team News: FC Utrecht
Utrecht manager René Hake has some current player fitness concerns. Simon Gustafson (Ankle Injury), Eljero Elia (Hamstring Injury), Remco Balk (Unknown Injury), Adrián Dalmau (Unknown Injury), Emil Bergström (Hamstring Injury), Fabian de Keijzer (Hand Injury) and Justin Hoogma (Unknown Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re of the opinion that Willem II will likely create enough chances to find the net against this FC Utrecht side, but a single goal isn’t likely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We’ve gone for a narrow 1-2 win for FC Utrecht after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Koning Willem II Stadion (14,500)
Captain: Jordens Peters
Chairman: Jack Buckens
Manager: Željko Petrović
Competitions: Eredivisie position 16
🔑 Star Man: Kwasi Okyere Wriedt
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Kwasi Okyere Wriedt was born in Hamburg, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Osnabruck in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in 11 appearances.