Willem II are the guests at Mandemakers Stadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie game with hosts RKC Waalwijk.
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RKC Waalwijk head into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Eredivisie drawn game against SC Heerenveen.
The only player to score from RKC Waalwijk was Richard van der Venne (56'). Henk Veerman (7') scored for SC Heerenveen.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where RKC Waalwijk have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that RKC have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 12 goals along the way. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Their prior results show that RKC Waalwijk:
- have left without a victory over Willem II in their last 7 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Groningen in Eredivisie action, Willem II and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
For Willem II, the scorers were Che Nunnely (60') and Vangelis Pavlidis (79'). Mohamed El Hankouri (50', 90') and Ko Itakura (84') scored for FC Groningen.
Willem II have attacked well leading up to this encounter, scoring 8 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Adrie Koster will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Tricolores can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games.
Taking a look at their past results, Willem II:
- remain unbeaten by RKC Waalwijk in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 11 matches in the league. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results going back to 22/04/2007 reveals that these fixtures have not been good ones for RKC Waalwijk. They’ve not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Willem II have been the better of the two, beating them in 67% of those games played.
A sum of 10 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 for RKC and 7 netted by Tricolores. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league clash featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 11 on 26/10/2019 when it finished Willem II 2-1 RKC Waalwijk.
The match was refereed by Kevin Blom.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
RKC Waalwijk manager Fred Grim will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Willem II
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group of players, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Willem II boss Adrie Koster to contend with. Jordens Peters (Knock) won’t be playing here.
In our opinion, RKC Waalwijk will need to put in a solid display to hit the back of the net against this Willem II side who we reckon will score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for Willem II when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mandemakers Stadion (7,500)
Captain: Anas Tahiri
Chairman: Peter Konijnenburg
Manager: Fred Grim
Competitions: Eredivisie position 14
🔑 Star Man: Vitalie Damaşcan
Typically taking up the Striker position, Vitalie Damaşcan was born in Soroca, Moldova. After having made a senior debut playing for Zimbru Chişinău in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 2 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 11 appearances.