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Willem II will do battle with visitors VVV-Venlo at Koning Willem II Stadion in the Eredivisie meeting on Saturday.
All Willem II v VVV-Venlo game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Willem II will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 3-0 Eredivisie defeat last time out to PSV Eindhoven.
Philipp Max (14'), Mario Götze (21') and Donyell Malen (82') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
Willem II haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 3 vs opponents during their previous 6 matches. In those meetings, Tricolores have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 14.
Going into this contest, Willem II are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
VVV-Venlo will go into the game after a 3-2 Eredivisie win vs Heracles Almelo in their previous fixture.
For VVV-Venlo, the scorers were Jafar Arias (51'), Vito van Crooij (67') and Giorgos Giakoumakis (88'). Silvester van der Water (38') and Rai Vloet (78') scored for Heracles Almelo.
Showing their predisposition for fruitful matches, goals have been scored 34 times in the last 6 matches in which VVV-Venlo have taken to the field, yielding an average of 5.67 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 23 from this total. We will see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Coming into this clash, VVV-Venlo are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 24/01/2014 tells us that Willem II have won 2 of these & VVV-Venlo 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 from Tricolores and 7 for Venlose trots. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 7 on 21/09/2019 when it finished Willem II 1-0 VVV-Venlo.
The match was refereed by Rob Dieperink.
Team News: Willem II
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Willem II manager Adrie Koster to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group. Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (Metatarsal Fracture) won’t play. Derrick Köhn is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the VVV-Venlo manager Hans de Koning to be concerned about. Joshua John (Corona virus) won’t be in action.
VVV-Venlo have the firepower to get a goal against this Willem II side, however it may not be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a 2-1 win for Willem II at full-time. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Koning Willem II Stadion (14,500)
Captain: Jordens Peters
Chairman: Jack Buckens
Manager: Adrie Koster
Competitions: Eredivisie position 14, KNVB Beker (First round)
🔑 Key Man: Vangelis Pavlidis
Normally taking up the Striker position, Vangelis Pavlidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. Having made a first senior appearance for VfL Bochum in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.