Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Willem II kick off their Europa League qualifying campaign with a match against Progress Niederkorn at Stade Municipal de la Ville de Differdange. When the 2019/20 season was cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak Willem II were sitting in 5th position in the Eredivisie standings, and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League qualifiers. The club chiefs added several young and talented players to the squad in the summer transfer window and it is no wonder Adrie Koster’s men are seen as favourites to win the opener.
The Luxembourg outfit, on the other hand, kicked off their Europa League qualifying campaign in style, with the team rolling over Zeta in round 1. However, they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the clash against Willem II, who impressed in the Dutch elite division last season.
Highlighted Team (Willem II):
Based in Tilburg, Netherlands, Willem II is a professional football club that competes in the Eredivisie. The Tricolores were founded back in August 1896 under the name of Tilburgia, but the club’s first big success came in the 1915/16 season when they won the national championship.
Willem II repeated the success in the 1951/52 Eredivisie campaign, with the team winning their third domestic trophy three years later. When it comes to KNVB Cup, the Tricolores have won it on two occasions (1943/44, 1962/63). Willem II are well known for their white shirts with red and blue strips, while their away kit is mainly mint with dark navy accents.
The Tricolores play home matches at Koning Willem II Stadion, the venue with the capacity of 14,700 spectators. Willem II have fierce rivals in Nac Breda, as the cities of Breda and Tilburg are only 20 kilometers apart. Former Barcelona and Arsenal star Marc Overmars is one of the most notable footballers who played for the club.