Willem II and PSV meet at Koning Willem II Stadion, in a match for the 32nd round of the Eredivisie. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 09-01-2018, PSV won at home (6-1). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 10-03-2018, for the Eredivisie, which ended with Willem II’s victory by (5-0). B. Rienstra (21 ‘e 76’) and Fran Sol (59 ‘, 70’ e 90 ‘) scored the goals of Willem II.
After 13 wins, 5 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in the 8 th position, with 44 points won. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Excelsior by (1-1), after in the previous match they have won (2-0) at home, against PEC Zwolle. In the last 10 home matches for the championship Willem II won 5 and lost 5, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 31 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 19 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Willem II is already guaranteed in the elite next season and now wants to improve its campaign. To achieve this, it is important that he has regularity in the games that are still to be played, so he wants to achieve a positive result. That being the case, he expects to show consistent football in all sectors of the field, as the probability of canceling the opponent and adding points increases considerably. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
The away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 77 points won, after 24 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against De Graafschap, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against ADO Den Haag, by (3-1). In the last away game in this competition, they have tied (3-3) against Vitesse. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, PSV has 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 15 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 31 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 9 times, but have turned the score around in 3. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for this competition: they have scored 14 of their 37 goals between minutes (76′-) 90 ‘).
The fight at the top of the table of the Dutch championship is still very strong and PSV is still able to win the title, not wanting to change this scenario. For that reason, he is very focused and determined to have regularity to keep the cup. In this round he is the favorite and when analyzing the classification table we will understand the reason. Therefore, if you have a good performance you can win once more and with peace of mind. In this match Maximiliano Romero, Ryan Thomas and Yanick van Osch will be absent, for being in the medical department.