Willem II – FC Utrecht

Tilburg this season ranks among the greatest aspirants to relegation to a lower division and its results so far suggest such a scenario, even if the end of the season there is still a lot of rounds. Willem in the previous nine games won only once in the 3rd round to land Ajax, where sensationally succeeded after the result 2: 1st There are currently fifteenth position with seven points. Now welcome the strong Utrecht, who after a failed entry into the competition rises.

Guests in the first six games never reached the three-point gain and won a three-way tie, although the gameplay is not all bad. In the previous three matches already won twice each before the home crowd when, after winning 2: 0 against Sparta Rotterdam last defeated 3: 0 Go Ahead. At this moment, they want to build on the good mood and record their first away win was in Tilburg.

Utrecht will miss Saturday’s evening match Braafheid (torn Achilles) with Hardeveldem (knee problems) and will be considered a slight favorite. “At the beginning we had a very tough draw and setbacks us slightly cracked, now only get to optimal well-being. We are very pleased that the better results came relatively early, the season is still very long and the initial hesitation we can correct,” said coach FC Erik the Hag.

His charges are due to two wins climbed to eleventh place with nine points and the coveted top half of the table is already quite close. “Tilburg has a well-organized defense, and is one of those teams that against the papery stronger units played very well. We have to play patiently and try to build on the good productivity of late. I firmly believe that the enormous pressure of us fell and this time win, “said visiting optimistic strategist.

Home to the infirmary have one name for injured groin does not enter the game Joppa. Guests despite many offers managed to keep a French sharpshooter Sebastien Haller and his quality will rely and this time, with five goals, together with Richairem Zivkovic best scorer. In last year’s mutual matches always wins home team. Tilburg initially succeeded in the autumn after the result 3: 1, in the spring retaliation lost to enemy soil 1: 2nd