Sittard vs Willem II – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 18.08.2019

Sittard vs Willem II

Picking up a significant 76.41% of their points total at home in 2018/19, Fortuna Sittard know how important home form is to survival. Sittard’s recent 1-1 draw with Heracles saw them equalise late in the day, just as they did in three of their opening four matches last season despite never taking the lead.
It is relatively uncommon to see Sittard dominated at home by a visitor. Just two of Sittard’s five home defeats in 2018/19 came after a lost first half, but the hosts lag slightly in the all-time H2H series (W17, D12, L19) after failing to win either match last season (D1, L1).
Regardless of how the first half unfolds, expect the bulk of the entertainment to come after the break whenever Willem II are on the pitch. Indeed, two-thirds of the goals scored in Willem II’s matches this term have come after half-time, while both halves saw over 1.5 goals (total) in their only away match.
Adrie Koster, the visiting coach, has a brilliant record in this fixture, and remains unbeaten in seven H2Hs with Sittard (W5, D2) since a 2-0 loss in his first stint at Willem. Notably, each of the last four matches in that group have seen both teams score.
Players to watch: Mark Diemers gifted Sittard their first goal and point of the season from the spot last time out, he scored both goals in their last Eredivisie home victory.
Willem’s Vangelis Pavlidis scored either side of half-time to help his side to an opening away day victory this term before sustaining a knee injury, though he has been back in training.
Stat attack: Last season, each half of both H2Hs saw over 1.5 total goals (13 total).
Both teams have scored in each of the last six H2Hs (4.33 total goals per match average).
Willem’s 2018/19 away games averaged 4.18 total goals per match.

Head-to-head matches: SITTARD – WILLEM II
30.03.19 ERE Willem II Sittard 3 : 2
22.09.18 ERE Sittard Willem II 4 : 4
06.12.13 EER Willem II Sittard 2 : 1
02.09.13 EER Sittard Willem II 3 : 1
06.04.12 EER Willem II Sittard 1 : 1

NETHERLANDS: Eredivisie – Round 3
Sittard vs Willem II
Kick-off: August 18, 11:15
Prediction: BTS – Yes
Odds: [email protected]BWIN