Emmen vs Willem II
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:45 UK / 16:45 CET
Venue: De Oude Meerdijk (Emmen).
Bottom half rivals Emmen and Willem II will drop the curtain on Eredivisie football in 2018 as they take on each other in competitions’ final action of the year on Sunday afternoon at De Oude Meerdijk. With just one point separating the two teams in the league ladder, we should be looking at an evenly-matched contest here.
The hosts picked up a huge victory in a crazy last-gasp turnaround against Groningen last weekend. There were no goals at all at Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium before 87th minute when Mimoun Mahi broke the deadlock for Groningen. However, Emmen’s golden substitute Nicklas Pedersen managed to turn it completely around with an equalizer after the kick-off and the match-winner in the third minute of the added time. It was a win which ended a streak of two defeats and a draw in past three league games for Dick Lukkien’s men.
Emmen vs Willem II: Head-to-head
The two teams will battle it out in the top flight of the Ditch football for the first time ever.
They met each other on four occasions in Eerste Divisie previously.
Willem II were more successful winning three and losing one of these four outings.
Emmen vs Willem II: Prediction
Tricolores began the month in a phenomenal fashion. They shocked AZ 0-2 on the road to announce betted days in Eredivise. Nevertheless, they went on to lose following two games against Heerenveen (1-5) and ADO Den Haag (0-3). It’s pretty hard to explain such sequence of results from Adrie Koster’s troops.
Nevertheless, since Willem II were fairly easy to break down in recent weeks, we have to see the value in backing Emmen to net two or more goals at the 2.00 odds. Since the hosts have by no means been impeccable defensively throughout the campaign, the BTTS pick looks quite interesting at 1.53 odds.
Emmen vs Willem II: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.53 (8/15)
Emmen Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).