Match : Excelsior vs Willem II
Competition : Holland – Eredivisie
Time / Date : 21:00h / 6 April 2018
Venue : Van Donge & De Roo Stadion
Excelsior could still finish in the top half of the Eredivisie if they have a strong end to the season. With five games left to play, Friday nights hosts sit four points behind eighth placed Heerenveen, but two defeats in their last two matches means VVV are now within a point of them and that anything but a win on Friday could see Excelsior drop down to twelfth place over the weekend. Willem II arrive knowing they still need points to assure they remain in the top flight of Dutch football for another season, though with the divisions top scorer in their side its hard to imagine Willem II being dragged into a relegation battle.
Willem II continued with super impressive attacking showings last Saturday when they notched three past Utrecht. Tricolores have shown a fantastic spirit back then coming back from a two goal deficit to win the match at the end. It was the fantastic Spanish striker Fran Sol who bagged the match-winner. Sol has been on fire lately netting five in last three league ties, including a hat-trick in the recent 5-0 drubbing of 6table-toppers PSV.
The new manager Reinier Robbemond looks to have used a magic stick since he transformed the relegation strugglers into a side which nets five goals past the leading team of the competition. Overall, Willem II have scored ten goals in three gamed under his leadership. The visitors should be in position to keep their wonderful spell of form going on Friday evening when they are set to play the struggling Excelsior side.
Stanley Elbers (Thigh Muscle Strain), Alessandro Damen (Knee injury), Zakaria El Azzouzi (Groin strain), Jordy de Wijs (Meniscus tear)
Willem II Tilburg
Jordens Peters (Knee injury), Thomas Meißner (Fibula shaft fractures), Eyong Enoh (Knock), Ismail Azzaoui (Knee injury), Jop van der Linden (Ankle injury), Etien Velikonja (Cruciate ligament injury), Asumah Abubakar (Fibula shaft fractures), Mattijs Branderhorst (Thigh muscle rupture)
These two sides have played one another twenty-five times before, and with 14 wins, 5 draws, and 6 defeats its Willem II who have built up a decent head to head advantage.
The value is massive in backing Willem II to back up the amazing run of form and clinch a three-pointer at the odds of 3.40.
The safer option would be backing goals at both ends at the odds of 1.70.