Willem II vs FC Utrecht pre-match information

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Koning Willem II Stadion (14637 seats)

Willem II want to get a lot of fans in for this match despite that the season has been back-breaking up to now with 30 points and a 17th place in the Eredivisie table. Visiting FC Utrecht are in 7th place with 47 pts.

Willem II are fighting like crazy to avoid relegation and desperately need points in this fixture. For Utrecht most of the excitement is over as they will neither be promoted or relegated this season.

It's no vacation for neither Willem II nor FC Utrecht as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Willem II form and stats

When playing at home in the Eredivisie, Willem II have managed 6 wins, 3 draws and suffered 7 defeats from 16 games. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Willem II after consecutive victories at their own ground.

Willem II drew their last game, 1-1 away at SC Cambuur (placed 12th). Köhn, defender, was given a rating of 7.6/10 in that game, top of the team. Köhn scored one goal and won 6 of 11 duels.

Ahead of that match, Willem won a home game hosting Heracles Almelo (2-0).

This is expected to be a close game, with Willem II perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Willem II as a small favourite), we find eleven games. Willem II has won four of these, drawn one and lost six.

Willem II have scored 15 league goals here from 16 matches, not a lot. Willem have conceded 20 in these home matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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FC Utrecht form and stats

Playing away, FC Utrecht have won 4 games, drawn 5 and suffered 7 defeats in the Eredivisie this season.

FC Utrecht's last game was the home draw against AZ (2-2). The match against AZ looked like a defeat for FC Utrecht, but they did not accept the outcome and clawed their way back to 2-2. Douvikas equalized in the 90th minute. The attacker Gustafsson got a match rating of 7.3 in that game. Gustafsson hit one key pass and dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times.

Before that, FC Utrecht travelled to PEC Zwolle and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

Utrecht are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 19 away goals from 16 games (in the league). As opposed to that, FC Utrecht have seen the ball go into their own net 23 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Here's the final score when the squads met earlier this season; FC Utrecht - Willem II 5-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Willem two wins, one draw and FC Utrecht seven victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

FC UtrechtB. Ramselaar
B. Ramselaar
9 goals
FC UtrechtA. Douvikas
A. Douvikas
9 goals
Willem IIC. Nunnely
C. Nunnely
6 goals

Willem II missing players

FC Utrecht missing players

Willem II FC Utrecht
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
33 16 5 Played P 5 16 33
8 6 1 Won W 1 4 12
6 3 1 Drew D 3 5 11
19 7 3 Lost L 1 7 10
29 15 3 Scored S 7 19 51
57 20 6 Conceded C 5 23 43
94% 94% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 94%
67% 56% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 75% 76%
48% 44% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 56% 58%
30% 25% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 19% 33%
15% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 12% 15%
42% 38% 40% BTTS BTTS 60% 62% 64%
18% 25% 20% Clean Sheets C S 20% 25% 24%
45% 44% 60% Failed to Score F T 20% 19% 18%
 
4.8 4.9 6.6 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5 5.9
4.8 4.6 3.8 Corners against (avg) C A 4.4 5.6 4.8
1.2 0.8 1.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.9 1.6
6 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9.8 10.2 13.2 Shots (avg) S ( 14.6 11.1 13.5
2.8 3.1 3.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.6 3.8 4.6
31% 31% 16% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 31% 34%
 
14.6 14.1 11.6 Shots against (avg) S A 11 12.3 11.2
5.1 4.9 4.6 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.4 5.2 4.3

  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 33 26 4 3 96 17 17 14 1 2 62 8 16 12 3 1 34 9 79 82
2 PSV 33 25 3 5 84 41 17 14 0 3 49 22 16 11 3 2 35 19 43 78
3 Feyenoord 33 22 5 6 75 32 16 11 3 2 38 15 17 11 2 4 37 17 43 71
4 FC Twente 33 19 8 6 53 36 17 10 5 2 28 13 16 9 3 4 25 23 17 65
5 AZ 33 18 7 8 63 41 16 11 3 2 35 17 17 7 4 6 28 24 22 61
6 Vitesse 33 15 5 13 40 49 16 6 2 8 18 27 17 9 3 5 22 22 -9 50
7 FC Utrecht 33 12 11 10 51 43 17 8 6 3 32 20 16 4 5 7 19 23 8 47
8 NEC 33 10 8 15 38 51 16 3 5 8 13 21 17 7 3 7 25 30 -13 38
9 SC Heerenveen 33 10 8 15 34 49 16 5 3 8 20 25 17 5 5 7 14 24 -15 38
10 Go Ahead Eagles 33 10 6 17 36 48 17 7 1 9 25 24 16 3 5 8 11 24 -12 36
11 FC Groningen 33 9 9 15 39 52 16 4 6 6 16 18 17 5 3 9 23 34 -13 36
12 SC Cambuur 33 10 6 17 50 68 17 5 3 9 29 35 16 5 3 8 21 33 -18 36
13 RKC Waalwijk 33 8 11 14 37 50 17 6 3 8 17 25 16 2 8 6 20 25 -13 35
14 Heracles Almelo 33 9 7 17 32 46 16 7 5 4 21 18 17 2 2 13 11 28 -14 34
15 Sparta Rotterdam 33 7 11 15 27 47 17 4 7 6 16 21 16 3 4 9 11 26 -20 32
16 Fortuna Sittard 33 9 5 19 35 67 17 6 2 9 20 31 16 3 3 10 15 36 -32 32
17 Willem II 33 8 6 19 29 57 16 6 3 7 15 20 17 2 3 12 14 37 -28 30
18 PEC Zwolle 33 7 6 20 25 50 16 3 5 8 12 18 17 4 1 12 13 32 -25 27

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.