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The Eredivisie match at Erve Asito on Saturday sees home side Heracles Almelo go up against Willem II.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Heracles Almelo v Willem II are shown on this page - as well as the best betting odds.
Heracles Almelo will be looking for an improved result here after the 3-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against PSV Eindhoven.
In that game, Heracles Almelo managed 41% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. PSV Eindhoven got 14 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Donyell Malen (9'), Denzel Dumfries (21') and Mohammed Ihattaren (92') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Heracles Almelo have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Heraclieden have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 11 goals along the way. While that may be of interest, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend might be maintained in this upcoming game.
Their past results show that Heracles Almelo:
- have left without a victory over Willem II in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against AZ in Eredivisie action, Willem II and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Willem II had 43% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. AZ got 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Albert Guðmundsson (72') was the scorer for AZ.
A series of outstanding displays from the Willem II defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures overall. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 7.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Willem II:
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings going back to 10/02/2018 shows us that Heracles Almelo have won 2 of them and Willem II 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in all at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Eredivisie match day 2 on 20/09/2020 when it ended Willem II 4-0 Heracles Almelo.
The referee was Jeroen Manschot.
Team News: Heracles Almelo
Ahmed Kutucu (Muscle Injury), Ismail Azzaoui (Knee Injury) and Navajo Bakboord (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Heracles gaffer Frank Wormuth.
Team News: Willem II
Willem II manager Željko Petrović has not got a full squad to pick from. Freek Heerkens (Thigh Problems), Jan-Arie van der Heijden (Unknown Injury), Robbin Ruiter (Thigh Problems), Jordens Peters (Knee Injury), Elton Kabangu (Fitness) and Miquel Nelom (Knee Surgery) are not ready for selection.
Here, we’re thinking that Willem II could find themselves struggling to put one past this Heracles Almelo team who we reckon should be able to grind out a win.
We’re going for a very even match with a 1-0 win for Heracles Almelo after 90 minutes.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Erve Asito (12,080)
Captain: Robin Pröpper
Chairman: Hans Bredewoud
Manager: Frank Wormuth
Competitions: Eredivisie position 9
🔑 Star Player: Rai Vloet
Customarily deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rai Vloet was born in Schijndel, Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for Jong PSV in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Midfielder has netted 13 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 28 appearances.