- Stadion Galgenwaard
- Utrecht have won just one of their last five home matches, losing the previous three.
- Willem II have lost just once in four matches on the road in the Eredivisie.
- A run of two defeats in eight games has moved Willem II out of the relegation zone.
Willem II to bolster survival hopes
Willem II sat second bottom of the standings when Zeljko Petrovic was appointed manager in January and the new coach lost two of his first three matches in charge, including a 6-0 home defeat to Utrecht.
However, the Tilburg club have only lost two of their eight games since that hammering and will head into the weekend sitting a point above the relegation-playoff position.
Petrovic has undoubtedly overseen an improvement at Willem II, particularly away from home, as they have lost just one of their last four on the road.
That sequence includes a victory at Sparta Rotterdam and a draw at high-flying Vitesse, although Willem II have still picked up the fewest away points in the Eredivisie this season (8).
Utrecht’s home for has fallen off a cliff over recent weeks, as they have won just one of their last five at Stadion Galgenwaard and have lost each of the last three, including a 1-0 defeat to struggling Emmen.
Rene Hake’s side have all but secured their place in the European playoffs and they may already have one eye on those fixtures, which could work to the advantage of Willem II.
Indeed, we are predicting the visitors to take something from Saturday’s match, although our prediction is for the double chance, given Willem’s improvement on the road has only come recently.
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