Willem II vs De Graafschap
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Koning Willem II Stadion (Tilburg).
Willem II are hoping to recover from a 4-2 defeat to Heerenveen as they play host to penultimate-placed De Graafschap in the last game of the day on Saturday in Eredivisie. The hosts had a very tough schedule at the start of the year and are finally looking at a winnable contest against one of the main candidates for the drop to Eerste Divisie football.
Tricolores lost three of last five matches in all competitions. However, each of these defeats came on the road in evenly-matched affairs against VVV (2-1), Vitesse (3-2) and Heerenveen (4-2). Their fans have reasons for optimism based on team’s recent home outings.
Willem II showed strength in back-to-back wins over red-hot AZ Alkmaar at home. The first victory came in the league (2-1), while the other happened just three days later in the KNVB Beker semi-final (1-1, win on penalties).
Willem II vs De Graafschap: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also speak in Willem II’s favour.
The hosts lead the tie by 8 wins coming into 34th meeting with De Graafschap.
Willem II won 9, drew 6 and lost only 2 of 17 home affairs against Supeboeren.
De Graafschap took a surprising 2-1 victory in late-September last year in the first half of the season, though.
Willem II vs De Graafschap: Prediction
The visitors will come into the match high on confidence after claiming four points from last two league rounds. They stunned PEC Zwolle 0-3 on the road in their best showing of the season two weeks ago, but failed to back it up entirely last weekend drawing 1-1 at home to ADO Den Haag.
Superboeren are three points shy of the safe zone and desperately need points here. However, their away record does not quite promise success here as De Graafschap won 1, drew 2 and lost 8 of 11 league matches on the road so far in the season.
We thus have to go for the home win as the main betting option at 1.75 odds.
Willem II vs De Graafschap: Bet Tips
Willem II to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
HT/FT Willem II/Willem II @ 2.75 (7/4).