Willem II (@1.66) vs VVV Venlo (@4.6)
22-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Willem II will win

Willem II – VVV Venlo Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 13:45

Were confident that both teams will score and that Saturdays match will feature over 2.5 goals. Three of Willem IIs last six matches have produced over 2.5 goals, and two of those games saw both teams score. Two of VVVs last three matches have seen both teams score, while two of their last four matches have featured over 2.5 goals. As for a final score, were backing Willem II to come out on top with a 3-2 victory. Last season both teams struggled to defend properly and didnt keep many clean sheets, with both of their encounters during the 2017/18 campaign producing over 2.5 goals.

Both teams proved their ability at times last season, but were more often let down by defensive errors. Two of last seasons relegation battlers go head to head on the opening weekend of the new Eredivisie campaign, as Willem II play host to VVV Venlo on Saturday. If one or both teams have worked on their defensive issues then they may even have what it takes to challenge for a top half finish this season.

However, the Spanish striker remains at the club for the foreseeable future and with him in the side Willem II always pose a threat going forward. Keeping hold of goal machine Fran Sol was always going to prove difficult this summer after the 26-year old former Real Madrid and Villarreal striker netted 16 goals in 32 Eredivisie appearances last season. Willem II survived last season because of their ability to score goals, and even scored more in total than two of the teams that finished in the top eight, Den Haag and Heerenveen.

A final friendly against Aris ended in a 1-0 defeat and has left some questioning whether or not Willem II are ready for the start of what is bound to be another testing season in the Eredivisie. The Eredivisie side hammered Dongen 9-0, but were put in their place by a Sparta Rotterdam side that suffered relegation from the top flight of Dutch football last season, beating Willem II 2-0. Much like last season, Willem IIs pre-season has seen mixed results after a 9-0 win was followed by two defeats.

VVV-Venlo vs Willem II Prediction & Match Preview

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On the other side, Venlo is having the same situation, so they need to continue and improve their play if they want to get to the Europe Leagues qualifiers, at least. Thats almost half of the goals they have scored this season. He needs to be on top of his game for Venlo, to try and steal a couple of points from this game as an away side. Their best goal-scorer this season is Evert Linthorst, who has 4 goals by his name already.

Willem II at home should be solid team, so I expect their win vs Venlo. Willem II lost last 2 matches. They have 3-0-3 and 9:12. In last match they won 2:1 vs Groningen. Willem II - Venlo, Netherlands, Eredivisie (1st tier)Willem II is 8th on the table with 9 points from 6 played matches. They have 3-0-3 record and 9:11 goals difference. At home they have 1-0-2 and 2:4. Away from home they have 1-0-2 and 3:6. In last match they lost 4:1 vs Heracles. Venlo won 2 of last 3 matches. Venlo is 9th on the table with also 9 points.

Additionally, the squad have been far from convincing in their clashes here, and the 2-1 win over Emmen is the only win that they have secured so far. It also needs saying that Willem II have not been faring well against this opponent in their previous meetings and have tasted success just three times from their last seven fixtures at this stadium.

They have some problems with injuries, as Drost, Jakubiak, and Osman are again out of this game. They have to continue to run their style of play, and they can potentially be in the first 7 on the table when the season ends, which would lead them to the Europe qualifiers. Two losses in a row against Feyenoord and Heracles gave them a headache, but that is not something to be afraid of. As it was already said, they are in the middle of the table, if we want to be exact, they are currently eighth in the Eredivisie.

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Despite showing promise with back to back victories Willem II have returned to losing ways and are without a win in their last two games in a row. The hosts were humiliated by Heracles in their last trip on the road which saw them admit defeat by a 4-1 scoreline while in the comforts of their home, Feyenoord took them out with Berghuis netting the only goal of the game.

Following routine victories over Wittenhorst and De Treffers, VVV then beat freshly relegated FC Twente 2-1 before securing a 1-1 draw with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. Pre-season couldnt have gone much better for VVV, with last seasons fifteenth placed Eredivisie side remaining unbeaten in all of their five friendly matches. Last weeks 2-0 victory over Volendam concluded what was a very successful pre-season for VVV, but the big question is, can they transfer that form into the Eredivisie this weekend?

Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Willem II v VVV-Venlo game including the latest game odds. It will be interesting to see how this one goes. We believe that VVV-Venlo will surely be able to break down this Willem II team, but it is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them. Were tipping a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Willem II when all is said and done.

They have played a lot of Head-To-Head games, with Venlo being the better rival most of the time. They both play in a similar fashion this season with an identical number of points. An interesting thing is that they have almost the same goal ratio, with Willem II scoring 9 and conceding 11, and Venlo scoring 9 and conceding 12. They both play an open type of football, so a goal barrage is something we see quite often at their games. This will be a battle of the teams who are in the middle of the table. Based on all of that, we can see that there are no strong favorites in this game. By looking at all of this, I am not so sure about Willem winning this game that easy, so a perfect bet is both teams to score. However, the bookmakers have listed Willem II as a clear one, which is not something I completely agree with. Both Willem II and Venlo have 9 points from 6 games.