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Willem II vs Emmen - Ace Alexander Isak to inspire hosts to victory

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Last updated: 17 Oct 2019
Leonard Solms 17 Oct 2019
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Willem II are in good form and pose a difficult challenge for FC Emmen in the Eredivisie. (Getty Images)
Willem II are in good form and pose a difficult challenge for FC Emmen in the Eredivisie. (Getty Images)

Willem II vs Emmen Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Willem II have played some scintillating football recently on the back of on-loan Borussia Dortmund striker Alexander Isak. I am backing Isak to keep scoring and taking Willem in the win market at 1.70 for Sunday’s Eredivisie clash with relegation-threatened Emmen at the Koning Willem II Stadion.

Willem II Tilburg Form & Team News


Willem II lost the KNVB Cup final 4-0 to Ajax in their last match but did well to make it that far. Adrie Koster’s men have won five and drawn one of their last nine matches, only losing twice to Ajax and once to PSV.

This record is impressive given that the top two Eredivisie teams have left the rest of the league in their dust. There is no shame in losing to Ajax and PSV but the rest of the Eredivisie is struggling to cope with Willem II and particularly Alexander Isak.

The on-loan Borussia Dortmund striker has netted 12 Eredivisie goals in 14 appearances since joining including seven in his last six league matches. This record means Isak is worth backing in the anytime goalscorer market at 2.05.

Willem II are paying 1.70 for the win against relegation-threatened Emmen and there is value here due to the hosts’ recent form. Willem II have won four of their last six home Eredivisie matches.

Alexander Isak has scored seven goals in his last six Eredivisie matches for Willem II. (Getty Images)
Alexander Isak has scored seven goals in his last six Eredivisie matches for Willem II. (Getty Images)

FC Emmen Form & Team News


FC Emmen lost 3-0 in an away friendly against Heerenveen in their last match having previously gone down 1-0 away to De Graafschap in the Eredivisie. Emmen’s recent record on the road makes for grim reading as they have lost seven and drawn one of their last eight away matches.

Dick Lukkien’s team is locked in a relegation battle as they currently sit just three points above the playoff spots with two matches remaining. Emmen have been hampered by a long-term injury to Nicklas Pedersen, their joint second highest goalscorer this season.

A surprise Emmen win is paying fairly big odds of 4.75 due to their underdogs tag while a draw can be backed at 4.33.

Willem II vs FC Emmen Head to Head


Willem II and FC Emmen have met five times in the Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie since 2011/12 with Willem winning four matches and Emmen winning one.

Adrie Koster’s men triumphed 2-0 away from home in December thanks to goals from Aras Ozbiliz and Fran Sol. This was their second league win on the bounce against Emmen.

Willem II vs FC Emmen Match Up


Willem II’s Alexander Isak has scored seven goals in his last six Eredivisie matches. Isak poses a major threat to an Emmen defence which has leaked 70 league goals this season.

No Emmen player has scored more than five Eredivisie goals this season with Anco Jansen their top contributor.

Willem II recently faced Ajax in the KNVB Cup final. (Getty Images)
Willem II recently faced Ajax in the KNVB Cup final. (Getty Images)

Willem II vs FC Emmen Key Statistics


  • Willem II have won 5 of their last 6 matches against teams outside the top 2 (Eredivisie).
  • Willem II’s Alexander Isak has scored 7 goals in his last 6 matches (Eredivisie).
  • Willem II have won 4 of their last 5 fixtures against Emmen (all competitions).
  • Emmen have lost their last 2 matches including friendlies (all competitions).
  • Emmen have lost their last 2 matches against Willem II (all competitions).
  • Emmen have 7 defeats and 1 draw from their last 8 away matches including friendlies (all competitions).

Verdict


There is a significant gap in class and form between Willem II and FC Emmen and there is value in a home win at 1.70. Star striker Alexander Isak in particular is likely to thrive against a team which struggles on their travels.

Best Bet: Willem II Win @ 1.70 at bet365 - 6 Units
Value Bet: Alexander Isak Anytime Goalscorer @ 2.05 at bet365 - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Alexander Isak @ 5.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Willem II Win 3-1 @ 12.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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