Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
After rolling over Den Haag 4-0 at their Philips Stadion, PSV will be looking to melt Ajax’s advantage in the standings when they take on Willem II in yet another home fixture. The Rood-witten are determined to regain the domestic trophy, and, no doubt, they will go all guns blazing at Willem II on Matchday 8. Despite failing to find the net in the triumph over Den Haag, Malen is likely to keep his place up front, alongside Zahavi.
The likes of Baumgartl, Delanghe, Dumfries, Gakpo, Piroe, Rosario, and Viergever are all likely to miss the game through illness (coronavirus). The visitors, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to Vitesse, and even though the hosts head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the title-chasing side. In their last encounter at Philips Stadion PSV outclassed Willem II 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gotze):
Mario Gotze is a German midfielder, who played for Ronsberg and Eintrach Hombruch during his youth career before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001. He made a great progress during his spell at the Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy and on 21 November, 2009 he made his Bundesliga debut for the Millionaires.
Gotze scored 22 goals in 83 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2013 and he joined Borussia Dortmund’s bitterest rivals Bayern Munich on April, 2013. The German midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but it has to be noted that he was struggling with injury at the start of the season.
Gotze won three Bundesliga trophies with Bayern Munich, but at the end of the 2015/2016 season he returned to Borussia Dortmund. In 2014 he represented Germany at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he scored the winner in the final against Argentina. Mario Gotze was born in Memmingen on 3 June, 1992.
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.