Fortuna Sittard vs Willem II
Date: Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Fortuna Sittard Stadion.
It took a while, but Fortuna Sittard will be happy to have registered their first win of the season. It didn’t come easy and they had to fight through thick and thin to bag a 3-2 away win at Breda.
The promising midfielder Ahmed El Messaoudi was the start of the show, who scored the first two goals for the newly promoted side. The finishing touch came from Branislav Ninaj with 9 minutes left for the full-time whistle.
Fortuna Sittard’s first four games of the season saw 2 draws and 2 losses and the win last week pushed them up to 11 in the table.
However, the head-coach Rene Eijer have plenty of work to do, especially with the team’s ailing defense that let in 9 goals already.
On the other hand, Willem II bagged a point against Excelsior with a flurry of late goals. They were trailing up until the 86th minute before Fran Sol and Kristinsson strikes inside 2 minutes pilled back the scores to 2-2.
Willem had a decent start to the campaign having won 2 of their previous 4 games while losing the other 2. One of those defeats was against PSV by a massive 6-1 margin. It is quite evident that the team’s defense is the weakest area.
Fortuna Sittard vs Willem II Head-to-head
There is little to separate the teams from the recent h2h record as Willem are only slightly ahead with 6 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses from 12 matches.
Nine of those meetings saw both teams scoring, including each of their last four.
While, 7 of their last 8 h2h fixtures produced over 2.5 goals.
Sittard have a strong home record against Willem during the period having won in 4 of the 5 while losing the other.
Also, it will be worth to note that their last four meetings at Fortuna Sittard Stadion saw btts and over 2.5 goals.
Fortuna Sittard vs Willem II Prediction
Willem II are more experienced than their hosts, but Sittard is capable of troubling the visitors with their fearless attitude.
Both teams have some similar characteristics as well, which is their focus on playing attacking football that could leave far too many holes in the back-line.
With high number of goals produced in their previous h2h meetings, we may not look beyond goal markets for the best bets for this Dutch Eredivisie fixture.
Fortuna Sittard vs Willem II Betting Tips
BTTS & Over 2.5 ft goals @ 20/23 (1.86)
Over 1.5 second half goals @ 6/7 (1.85).