Willem II vs Vitesse
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 10 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Koning Willem II Stadion (Tilburg).
Willem II opened their season with a 3-1 away win over PEC Zwolle, despite being 0-1 down early on. Tricolores enjoyed a great season, finished 10th and played Cup Final, but right now they are a work in progress.
A number of players have left the team, including the loanees that had a massive impact on their game, like Alexandar Isak, Vurnon Anita, Diego Palacios, etc. Their most exciting arrival is Che Nunnely, talented youngster from Ajax who plays with a lot of freedom on the wings and he looked great in season opener, recorded an assist for Pavlidis, who scored a brace. They need more signings, though, as they had only six subs out of twelve allowed on the bench for that game.
Vitesse’s season started with a 2-2 draw against champions, Ajax. It was an entertaining game with almost 40 shots, and we’ve seen just how important new signings will be, especially midfielder Riechedly Bazoer who scored a goal against former club before he got a red card.
‘Vitas’ failed to qualify for Europe after losing EL Playoffs to Utrecht and their aim for the season is to fight for the 3rd spot against the likes of Feyenoord and AZ.
Willem II vs Vitesse: Head to Head
We have seen at least four goals and BTTS – YES in last four games between these sides.
Vitesse scored at least two goals against Willem II in five games out of last six.
Willem’s last home win against Vitesse happened in season 2010/11. Since then, guests won 4 games out of 6 at Koning Willem II Stadion.
Willem II vs Vitesse: Prediction
Home team can definitely hurt anyone with pace, and that newly formed dynamic duo Nunnely-Pavlidis is exciting to watch. They need to continue to perform until new players arrive.
Vitesse are a better team on the paper with couple of prolific strikers and H2H strongly supports them, but this should not be an easy ride for Leonid Slutskiy’s men and having to play without Bazoer won’t help either.
I’m picking goals on both sides in this one, and over 2.5 as an alternative.
Willem II vs Vitesse: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.75 (3/4).