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Telstar take on visiting side Willem II at 711 Stadion in the Eerste Divisie game on Friday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Telstar v Willem II, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Telstar, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-4 Eerste Divisie victory vs Den Bosch.
In that game, Telstar had 50% possession and 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Telstar, the scorers were Zakaria Eddahchouri (38', 51', 73') and Tom Overtoom (56'). For their opponents, Den Bosch had 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Ryan Leijten (61') scored for Den Bosch.
It has not been often in recent times where Telstar have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Telstar have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals along the way.
Going into this encounter, Telstar have not won against Willem II in their previous 3 league matches.
Willem II go into this encounter following a 1-3 Eerste Divisie win to beat VVV-Venlo in their last match.
In that game, Willem II had 55% possession and 17 shots at goal with 11 on target. For Willem II, goals were scored by Thijs Oosting (57'), Raffael Behounek (63') and Freek Heerkens (80'). On the other side, VVV-Venlo had 9 shots at goal with 7 on target. Rick Ketting (89') was the scorer for VVV-Venlo.
A sequence of very capable showings from the Willem II defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 outings combined. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 12. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 16/09/2011 shows that Telstar have won 2 of these games and Willem II 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 7 from Witte Leeuwen and 10 for Tricolores. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 36 on 05/05/2023 when it ended Telstar 0-0 Willem II.
The referee was Alex Bos.
Team News: Telstar
The Telstar manager Mike Snoei will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match owing to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Willem II
With a completely healthy squad to pick from, the Willem II boss Peter Maes has no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We feel that Telstar will really need to work well to put one past this Willem II lineup who we reckon should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Willem II when the referee blows for full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: 711 Stadion (5,200)
Captain: Mitch Apau
Chairman: Leon Annokkée
Manager: Mike Snoei
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 17
🔑 Key Player: Quinten van den Heerik
Normally played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Quinten van den Heerik was born in Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for Telstar in the 2022 - 2023 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 13 appearances.