WILLEM II VS VITESSE PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
Willem II will be hoping to end the season on a high this weekend with victory over top half of the table Vitesse. The hosts could move up to places with a win and claim an eleventh place finish, which would be an improvement on last seasons finish of thirteenth. Vitesse arrive needing a win and an Utrecht defeat on the final day if they are to end the campaign in fifth place, as they sit three points behind their rivals but with a much better goal difference. A defeat could see either side slip down a couple of places and would make for a very disappointing end to the season, so there is plenty of motivation for both teams to go all out for the victory on Sunday.
When Vitesse played host to Willem II for their reverse league fixture, back in December, the teams produced four goals and the points were shared despite the best efforts of the home side. Nigerian forward Ogbeche broke the deadlock in the thirteenth minute, but ten minutes later Matavž brought the hosts level after good work from Lelieveld. The second half played out in a very similar fashion to the first with Vitesse playing the better football, but the visitors taking the lead. Willem II went in front for the second time through Rienstra in the fifty-eighth minute, with only their second shot on target. Vitesse left it late securing a share of the spoils, with Linssen making it 2-2 with just two minutes left on the clock. While the hosts did in the end rescue a point after being behind twice, the home fans left the stadium frustrated after seeing their side dominate the game with 60% of the overall possession and eight shots on target to the visitors two.
Hosts Willem II head into Sunday’s final game of the season as the form favourites after they picked up three wins, one draw, and two defeats from their last six matches. Vitesse have two wins during that same period of games, but one draw, and three defeats mean the visitors have to settle for a place behind their hosts in the form guide. Willem II don’t have the best of records against Vitesse, but in their last six encounters Sunday’s hosts have earned three wins and a draw. With form in their favour and the home advantage Willem II stand a great chance of taking something from their final game of the season, especially as Vitesse are without a win away from home in their last five attempts.
Spaniard Fran Sol has had a fantastic season in front of goal for Willem II, despite his sides overall poor performance in the league. The striker has scored sixteen Eredivisie goals so far, only three players have currently scored more than the 26-year old former Villarreal front man. Vitesse’s Linssen is just one goal behind his opposite numbers tally and will be hoping to surpass the Spaniard in his own backyard on Sunday.
We’re confident that Willem II will take something from their final game of the season and have backed the hosts with a double chance bet. Form is on the side of the hosts and they have plenty of goals in them, but Vitesse are still fighting to finish fifth and wont give up without a fight. In terms of a final score we’ve gone with another 2-2 draw between the free scoring pair.