FC Utrecht vs Willem II
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 27th January 2019
Kick-off at 13.30 UK/ 14.30 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht).
Dick Advocaat’s men have been going through a phase of complacency the last month. The fans and players are desperate for a change in their fortunes and will turn towards a familiar foe, against whom they have always delivered without fail, and with style.
Tricolores are well prepared as ever they could be to take off the one thing that has always been in their bucket list. They have won their last four matches on the road, but there’s an asterisk by side. Three of these wins were against teams that were considerably weaker than them, and in short, not morale-boosting victories.
Dutch football fans are gearing up for a nail-biting clash as these two rivals take the stage.
FC Utrecht vs Willem II Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six matches saw wins by the Red and Whites.
- The last 11 games in a row failed to have a single draw.
- Dating back to 2006, the hosts have won every single tie at the Stadion Galgenwaard.
- The team from Utrecht scored exactly two goals in their last four attempts at home.
FC Utrecht vs Willem II Prediction
The manner in which Dick Advocaat’s men have dominated h2h ties is almost unheard of in the top tier of football when teams of almost equal caliber are involved. The term equal caliber’ almost sounds meaningless when the stats for the face-to-face meetings are considered. Five of the last six times these two took the pitch, the Red and Whites won. An even scary fact is that, since 2006, they have won every single time at their home against this opponent. That is a 100% home-winning record for the past twelve years.
Put your money on the hosts to win without worries.
Another thing to take into account is the form the visitors are in. It’s true their previous victories came against minnows. But a win is a win, and likely their confidence will be up. The hosts will definitely have to work for their win, and I don’t think they would be able to keep a clean sheet.
I expect the match to end in a 2-1 scoreline, in favor of the hosts.
FC Utrecht vs Willem II Betting Tips
FC Utrecht to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Correct Score: 2-1 @ 8.00 (7/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).