Heracles favourites for feisty fight facing Willem II

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 16:45 (UTC)
Venue: Erve Asito (13500 seats)

With their 14 point advantage in the league table, Heracles fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Willem II.

Insights:
  • Heracles haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Willem II have the most dropped points from leading position (20) in Eredivisie

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

5 - 4 - 4 with 24-23. What does this mean? Well, these are the statistics for Willem II when playing on artifical turf like they will do today. Wins - draws- losses and goals scored-conceded. Willem II play their home games on grass so that's why we provide these numbers.

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Heracles form and stats

Heracles have played 14 Eredivisie games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 6-3-5 (wins-draws-losses).

Heracles lost their last game at PSV (placed 2nd) after a 0-3 scoreline. In the match before that, Heracles hosted Sparta Rotterdam and drew the game 1-1.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Heracles handle that role? We have found nine games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are six wins, zero draws and three defeats.

Heracles are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 20 goals in 14 games. Heracles's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 15 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Willem II form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Willem II so far with only 8 points returning home. The records show 1-5-8 (win-draw-lose). Willem II has drawn their two previous away games.

C. Nunnely was the last player to score for the away team. Willem haven't scored a league goal in the last 212 minutes.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Eredivisie home defeat versus AZ Alkmaar with 0-1 on the scoreboard. Before that, Willem travelled to Vitesse and returned home with a draw after the game finished 0-0.

Willem are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is zero wins, two draws and five defeats. From a total of seven matches.

The attacking power of Willem when travelling is not overwhelming with 12 goals scored from 14 league matches away. Willem have conceded 27 goals in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Willem II - Heracles 4-0, played this season. Last ten meetings between the teams: Heracles won four, Willem II won five and one draw. seven games with over 2,5 goals, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

HeraclesR. Vloet
R. Vloet
13 goals
Willem IIV. Pavlidis
V. Pavlidis
8 goals
Willem IIC. Nunnely
C. Nunnely
6 goals

Heracles missing players

Willem II missing players

Heracles Willem II
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
28 14 4 Played P 4 14 28
10 6 3 Won W 1 1 5
6 3 0 Drew D 1 5 7
12 5 1 Lost L 2 8 16
31 20 8 Scored S 5 12 31
43 15 2 Conceded C 6 27 57
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 93%
79% 79% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 79% 86%
54% 43% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 43% 57%
25% 21% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 29% 43%
11% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 21% 21%
43% 50% 25% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 57%
25% 29% 50% Clean Sheets C S 25% 21% 18%
36% 21% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 43% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.2 0.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.3 1.4
2 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 4
 
10.5 13.6 21.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10.8 10.2 10.8
3.5 4.7 7.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 3.5 3.7
32% 30% 28% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 24% 30%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • Heracles haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Willem II have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Willem II have the most dropped points from leading position (20) in Eredivisie

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 27 22 3 2 85 20 13 11 1 1 43 12 14 11 2 1 42 8 65 69
2 PSV 28 17 7 4 62 30 14 11 2 1 32 9 14 6 5 3 30 21 32 58
3 AZ Alkmaar 28 17 7 4 64 38 14 9 2 3 31 18 14 8 5 1 33 20 26 58
4 Vitesse 28 17 4 7 46 28 14 10 3 1 23 8 14 7 1 6 23 20 18 55
5 Feyenoord 28 14 9 5 56 28 14 8 5 1 32 10 14 6 4 4 24 18 28 51
6 FC Groningen 28 13 7 8 35 31 14 7 5 2 16 9 14 6 2 6 19 22 4 46
7 FC Utrecht 27 11 10 6 44 34 14 5 6 3 22 20 13 6 4 3 22 14 10 43
8 FC Twente 28 9 10 9 42 39 14 3 5 6 18 20 14 6 5 3 24 19 3 37
9 Heracles 28 10 6 12 31 43 14 6 3 5 20 15 14 4 3 7 11 28 -12 36
10 SC Heerenveen 28 8 10 10 37 40 14 6 4 4 21 14 14 2 6 6 16 26 -3 34
11 Sparta Rotterdam 28 9 7 12 40 44 14 4 3 7 25 27 14 5 4 5 15 17 -4 34
12 Fortuna Sittard 28 10 4 14 39 49 14 4 2 8 20 27 14 6 2 6 19 22 -10 34
13 PEC Zwolle 28 6 11 11 37 46 14 4 6 4 17 17 14 2 5 7 20 29 -9 29
14 RKC Waalwijk 28 6 8 14 27 43 14 4 4 6 18 20 14 2 4 8 9 23 -16 26
15 Willem II 28 5 7 16 31 57 14 4 2 8 19 30 14 1 5 8 12 27 -26 22
16 VVV-Venlo 28 6 4 18 39 73 14 3 3 8 17 37 14 3 1 10 22 36 -34 22
17 FC Emmen 28 3 9 16 27 57 14 2 4 8 20 35 14 1 5 8 7 22 -30 18
18 ADO Den Haag 28 2 9 17 22 64 14 0 6 8 13 29 14 2 3 9 9 35 -42 15

Read more about Eredivisie

The Eredivisie is the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands. 18 teams play two fixtures against each other to form the final league table and decide which team wins the Dutch national championship. The phrase Eredivisie translates to “Honour Division”. The “big three” in Dutch football are Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord.