Willem Ii vs Heerenveen by Meese
Willem II comes from their second consecutive goalless game and third in last four matches, as the team took a point away from home against Zwolle. Even though they had three goalless matches in last four rounds, we can say that the team is actually getting positive results lately, since these draws were against PSV and Twente at home and Zwolle on the road, combined with a narrow victory away to Go Ahead Eagles 1:0.
Overall, the team didn't concede a goal in last four games, but were very close to it in previous match against Zwolle since the team stood quite passive for the entire game and was lucky to walk away with a point taken. After that game, they remained above the relegation zone, having currently sixteen points earned, which is just two more than red zone placed Zwolle and the team remains quite unsafe for now, despite a run of four consecutive matches without a defeat.
Home team will miss defenders Pele van Anholt (11/0) and Jordens Peters (14/0), but doubtful also remain defender Guss Joppen (3/0), midfielders Jari Schuurman (5/1) and Branco van der Boomen (6/0) due various reasons.
Heerenveen, on the other side, has two consecutive victories, firstly away to Go Ahead Eagles 3:1 on the road an the previous one, taken in front of own fans against Excelsior with a 2:1 result. However, the game didn't start as planned for them, since the visiting team looked quite threatening in the first halftime and even took the lead via Hasselbaink from the penalty spot in 43rd minute.
Players of Heerenveen started playing in much more organized way in the second halftime and the result was obvious from the first minute - they needed only three minutes to level up the result via Larsson, while they continued pushing and got he winning goal with the second goal from Larsson in 79th minute, leaving little time for visitors to change the things around. After these three points, Heerenveen continues to fly quite high, being at fourth position now, with twenty-nine points earned, which is already six than eight and out of play-off zone placed Vitesse. Guests will miss defender Shay Facey (2/0), Jerry St. Juste (15/2) and forward Henk Veerman (13/3).
Goals are what I expect from this match with surely some valuable odds. It would be simply too much for Willem II to stay again with low number of goals which are more of a coincidence than great defensive play, while Heerenveen anyway isn't kind of a team that will be defending, staying behind the ball or waiting for their chance only on counter attacks.