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VVV-Venlo take on away side Willem II at Covebo Stadion – De Koel in the Eerste Divisie clash on Friday.
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VVV-Venlo are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-2 Eerste Divisie success versus FC Eindhoven.
In that game, VVV-Venlo managed 41% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for VVV-Venlo was Magnus Kaastrup (7', 76'). On the other side, FC Eindhoven had 15 shots on goal with 9 on target.
Matches involving VVV-Venlo have usually been entertaining affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 21 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 10 of those accredited to VVV-Venlo. Having said that, we must now wait to see if that pattern shall be sustained in this match.
Their past results show that VVV-Venlo:
- have not emerged victorious against Willem II in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Willem II will go into the game following on from a 2-1 Eerste Divisie win with the eclipse of Jong Utrecht in their last match.
In that game, Willem II managed 69% possession and 26 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Willem II, the goalscorers were Max Svensson (67') and Jeredy Hilterman (77'). For their opponents, Jong Utrecht got 1 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Nazjir Held (21') scored for Jong Utrecht.
A series of resolute displays by the Willem II defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 outings combined. During the same period, their forwards have scored 12.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 21/11/2020, there has been little to separate the clubs with VVV-Venlo winning 2 of those games, Willem II 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 18 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Venlose trots and 9 being from Tricolores. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
The VVV-Venlo manager Rick Kruys has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Willem II
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, the Willem II boss Peter Maes has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
Here is a game where VVV-Venlo will need things to go their way to score goals against this Willem II team who we think should score & stay on top.
We’re going for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning score for Willem II at full-time.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Covebo Stadion – De Koel (8,000)
Captain: Rick Ketting
Chairman: Ineke Gutterswijk-Luiten
Manager: Rick Kruys
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 6
⭐ Key Player: Martijn Berden
Customarily used in the Right Wing position, Martijn Berden was born in Den Haag, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Jong PSV in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has netted 3 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 13 appearances.