Match Preview: Willem II 1-3 Zwolle Prediction and Betting Tips | Eredivisie

Willem II – Zwolle Prediction and Tips for today, January 22, 2021

Football: NETHERLANDS: Eredivisie – Round 18
Kick-off: 20:00 Willem II – Zwolle
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.43
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:3 LOST

Match Preview and Predictions

  • Friday night’s Eredivisie action sees the 34th top-flight clash between Willem II and PEC Zwolle. Willem edge the all-time H2H (W14, D7, L12) though find themselves in a relegation scrap, currently four points from safety and licking their wounds following an eight-game winless Eredivisie run (D2, L6), despite leading at some stage in three of their last five matches.
  • Willem’s home league games are entertaining for the neutral, if not fans of the club – eight of their last nine here produced over 2.5 goals, and they’ve kept just one home clean sheet all Eredivisie season! Notably, the second half has averaged 2.5 total goals per game in comparison to just 1.25 before.
  • As for the visitors, Zwolle look to end a 261-minute scoreless run which has seen them lose back-to-back games, leaving them just seven points above the bottom three. However, the ‘Blue Fingers’ haven’t lost three straight league games since November 2019, and registered a goalless draw in the previous two H2Hs.
  • Don’t expect a quick start from Zwolle as they are one of just two sides yet to score within the opening 30 minutes of play in away league games. Yet despite their poor travelling form this Eredivisie campaign (W1, D4, L3), Zwolle’s sole away league victory this season came in their only trip to current bottom-three opposition.
  • Players to watch: Willem’s Kwasi Okyere Wriedt has scored in three of his first seven league appearances for the club, although none served to open the scoring. As for Zwolle, Mike van Duinen has scored after HT in his side’s only two scoring away league games across their last five competitive trips.
  • Hot stat: Willem II manager Adrie Koster is unbeaten in three of four home H2Hs with Zwolle (W2, D1, L1) and is yet to concede at home against them as Willem coach.
Head-to-head matches: WILLEM II – ZWOLLE
24.10.20 ERE Zwolle Willem II 0 : 0
26.01.20 ERE Willem II Zwolle 0 : 0
02.08.19 ERE Zwolle Willem II 1 : 3
14.04.19 ERE Willem II Zwolle 2 : 0
09.11.18 ERE Zwolle Willem II 2 : 3