Willem II vs Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-Off at 15:45 UK/ 16:45 CET
Venue: Konig Willem II Stadion (Tilburg).
After losing to PSV in their latest league game Willem has been under serious pressure. Their spot in the table is under threat from PSC and Vitesse. The mid-table is as closely packed as these three sides are separated by just 5 points.
Utrecht is coming into this match on a 3 match unbeaten run in the league. This includes 2 draws and a win over bottom side Den Haag. Manager John van den Brom has done a good job with the team, especially in away matches. In their travels, Utrecht has lost one of their last 6 matches.
The performance of Brom’s team against top-four sides’ has been below par. Away from home, they have conceded first in 6 of their 11 matches so far. But they have scored pretty well with 18 goals in those matches as well.
Willem II vs Utrecht: Head-to-head (h2h)
Utrecht has 3 wins and 2 defeats against this opponent in the last 5 h2h games.
Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches across all venues.
Meanwhile, Willem has won 3 of the previous 5 meetings at this venue.
Three of those 5 also had a final score with less than 2.5 goals.
Willem II vs Utrecht: Prediction
The hosts have an 8 match unbeaten streak in front of their home crowd. This includes a win against PSV and a draw to Alkmaar. So even though the visitors have a good away record and an unbeaten run going on, they have yet to prove their mettle against the top 4 teams. So we can bet on the home win with 1.85 odds.
Utrecht has been one of the top-scoring teams this season so far. They have a habit of conceding early too. The hosts also are not bad in the scoring department. So we can bet on both sides scoring with 1.62 odds.
Willem II vs Utrecht: Betting Tips
Home team to win @ 1.85 (6/7).
Both teams to score @ 1.62(5/8).