Zwolle vs Willem II
Date: Friday, 2 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: MAC³PARK Stadion (Zwolle).
Zwolle had a less than impressive campaign last season and their thirteenth placed finish in the table speaks for itself. The home team came out on top not more eleven times in their thirty-four clashes and were able to score just forty-four goals to their name while conceding fifty-seven.
They were also without a win in their last two games in the league, one of which was a dismal 4-2 loss against Venlo at this very same venue.
Willem II finished two places above Zwolle in the table and were able to amass forty-four points to their name. Despite showing promise for most parts of their campaign, the visitors were hit by a sharp dip in form towards the end and were able to collect just one point from their last five games.
The hosts have always been clinical in their opening clashes in the league so far and will be hoping for the same as they welcome Willem II to their midst on Friday to fight for their first three points.
Zwolle vs Willem II Head to head (h2h)
- Four out of the last five meetings between the two sides have seen Willem II take the win.
- Their last encounter finished 2-0 in favor of Willen II.
- Zwolle have not kept a clean sheet against this side in their last five clashes.
- Both teams got their names on the scoresheet in just two of their previous six ties.
Zwolle vs Willem II Prediction
The home team picked up six wins on home soil last season and found the back of the net thirty-one times.
The squad have also got off to a positive start in most of their campaigns, and have lost an opening game just once in the last five seasons. Zwolle have also admitted defeat just once in their last five clashes at this venue.
The visitors were thrashed with a 6-2 scoreline by Den Haag in their last trip on the road, and have just two wins in their last five outings. Additionally, Willem II are without a win in their previous five games in all competitions.
Given that the away side are also without their top scorers from the previous season, expect Zwolle to edge it past their foes in their clash on Saturday.
Two out of the last three meetings between the two sides at this venue have seen Willem II get their names on the scoresheet. The away side have also four goals in their previous two ties, so a high scoring clash is certainly in the reckoning as both sides seem certain to find the back of the net in their opening matchup.
Zwolle vs Willem II Betting tips
Full-time result: Zwolle @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).