Go Ahead Eagles vs Willem II by Meese
Go Ahead Eagles suffered last weekend yet another defeat away from home, as their poor form on the road continued with a 2:1 defeat away to Heracles. However, things have started actually in a great way for the visiting side that took the lead in seventeenth minute with a goal from Antonia, while the hosts increased the tempo in the second halftime and in the end, deserved their three pointer.
Armenteros brought them the three pointer this time, with goals in 68th and 84th minute, as the home team completely dominated the second halftime. After this defeat, players of Go Ahead Eagles remained just above the rock bottom position, having a point more than last placed Roda, but also just a point less than safely placed Nijemegen. Coming back to their ground, the team will try to continue the momentum after their victory over Feyenoord last time in front of own fans.
Go Ahead Eagles is set to play in 4-3-3 formation with Wolters, Maatsen and Antonia as forwards. Home team will be playing without injured four: right back Lars Lambooij (6/0), midfielder Chris David (no performance so far), defensive Sebastien Locigno (1/0) and midfielder Tom Daemen (3/0).
Willem II survived last time out and managed to pull out a point unexpectedly in a home match against PSV Eindhoven. There was no doubt that the visitors from Eindhoven deserved something more out of the game, since the team controlled the ball and dominated more and more as the time was passing by, while the home team had no real chances of getting the three-pointer whatsoever.
After this point taken, the team also remained in the red zone as their opponents, having also eleven points earned so far, a point close to the safe zone, but also a point away from the rock bottom placed Roda. Willem II should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Sol at the top of attack and with Croux, Abubakar and Falkenburg as offensive midfielders. Left full back Guus Joppen (3/0) is injured, as well as defensive midfielder Branco van den Boomen (6/0) and left back Dico Koppers (7/0).
- Willem II have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 matches (Eredivisie).
This game comes as a really important one to both sides, since they both need points in face each other in a relegation battle. Go Ahead Eagles looked till now somehow more concrete with the ball to their feet and more efficient, surely having home advantage as well. Stronger sides have failed to take points in front of their fans this season.