Willem II vs Feyenoord Soccer Prediction Today
With the end of the season drawing ever closer, Willem II have proven they can handle the pressure of a relegation battle. They have now virtually secured their Eredivisie status – barring a total collapse.
One more victory for the hosts will confirm their safety for another year at least. However, there is still the possibility of a relegation play-off seeing as their last three fixtures are against top seven sides.
On the other side of the coin, Feyenoord’s Eredivisie season looks to have ran its course – a very poor title defence has seen them drop to fourth position. Ahead of the round they are eight points clear of both fifth and third.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst knows this game will mean nothing in the long run for Feyenoord, and could opt to experiment with his squad and formation with all eyes on the KNVB Beker final against AZ on Sunday.
Although minds may be elsewhere when Feyenoord take to the field against Willem, they always seem to get the job done in Tilburg. Feyenoord are unbeaten in their last six league visits here, winning four of them – their last two victories here came to nil.
Players to watch:
Fran Sol (WIL) looks set for an unlikely Eredivisie top scorer accolade (16 goals – 35% of Willem II’s goal haul) if he can hold off the four chasers on 15 goals.
Robin van Persie has had seven shots on target in 2018, and six of those ended in the back of the net (in all competitions).
Feyenoord have won each of the last five meetings with Willem II all with a clean sheet, and scoring 12 goals in the process (in all competitions).
Feyenoord have scored at least three goals in their last four Eredivisie games and look to extend their winning streak to six games.
Prediction Today: Feyenoord wins