Twente vs Willem II
Netherlands – KNVB Cup
Date: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (Enschede).
The Tukkers are giving Go Ahead Eagles a run for their money in their quest for the league title. Eerste Divisie has really been lighting up in the second half of the season, and this team is a major force behind it. Five wins in their last five league matches, and as things indicate, they are just getting warmed up.
But their number might have come up in the KNVB Cup though. The domestic cup is a whole another turf compared to their league campaign.
Tricolores will be thankful that they got a team from the second division this deep into the tournament. The players will look to take advantage of this favorable tie.
Twente vs Willem II Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight matches and ten of the last twelve had over 2.5 match goals.
- Nine of the last games saw both teams netting goals.
- The last five ties at this venue also had goals at both ends of the pitch.
- The Reds scored in their last nine straight appearances at the De Grolsch Veste.
- Superkruiken scored two or more goals in six of the last eight ties.
Twente vs Willem II Prediction
The home advantage will surely act as a balancing force in the tie as the home team plays in a league lower to that of Adrie Koster’s men. We can expect a hard-fought game as both groups will try to get the win.
The Tricolores conceded in seven of their last nine games on the road, and the last time the Pride of the East came against a quality side, Jong Ajax, they conceded five at home. It’s safe to assume that either defense will be breached in this charged up game.
At the end of the day, the quality of opposition that the visitors have surrounded themselves with, in their league campaign, will make the difference. I envisage the team from Tilburg to grind it out and make it to the semis.
Twente vs Willem II Betting Tips
Willem II to Qualify @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).