Willem II v Vitesse (9 August 2015)

Willem II vs Vitesse (09/08/15) analysis and prediction. For more stats and predictions download the Footbe app for free.

Willem II will host Vitesse for the 1st round of Eredivisie. Willem II finished in 9th place last season, while Vitesse came 5th securing a spot for Europa League. On Thursday, Vitesse welcomed Southampton at home for the 2nd leg of EL qualifying round. The Dutch lost the 1st leg in England by a long margin (3-0) and they also lost at home 0-2. As a result Willem II players had enough time to rest. In their last 5 friendly games, they haven't suffered a single defeat, which shows they're well prepared for the league and will likely fight for a mid-table spot.

Willem II was more efficient at home last season and managed to take away points from Ajax, Feyenoord and AZ. Vitesse is not easy opponent and they'd be motivated to bounce back after a home loss to Southampton. The history between the 2 teams includes 40 matches. Vitesse won 23 times, 9 matches ended with a draw, while Willem II won 8 times. London powerhouse Chelsea continues to supply young players to Vitesse on loan; the latest examples are the 18-year-old striker Isaiah Brown, the 19-year-old midfielder Nathan and the 18-year-old Pantic. In addition, Denis Oleynik remains with the team.

Willem II loaned striker Richairo Zivkovic and right-back Ruben Lizhora from Ajax. Vitesse can fully concentrate on the domestic league after getting knocked out from Europa League. Team increased the number of promising young players and intends to finish at the top half of the table once again. The difference in class between these two teams is quite clear. Vitesse has been consistently finishing at the top of the standings for the past three seasons. Footbe recommends Vitesse to win.

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