Match date: 21 Apr 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Netherlands Football
| Stake: 10/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
1-0 - Won
Heerenveen are in terrible form, in last 14 matches they celebrated only two times over not so great Roda and Sparta Rotterdam and at this moment are at 8th position at the table in Dutch Eredivisie, they will face with 11th placed Willem II in 32nd round and must go for a victory in order to keep at least theoretical chance to reach play offs for Europa league qualifications, five points separates them from play off zone while are five points behind 7th placed Twente and if fail to earn points tonight they will stay out of race for Europa league.
Hosts are favorites here, i believe that can exploit advantage of home field and get back on the tracks after being smashed in last round by Ajax, in that match simple didn't had a chance to face confront to a main pretenders for the title, now are have a nice chance to earn points and i believe that can win this one. All in all guests didn't had some great season, after winter break they dropped their form and still are out of the tracks, in last meeting with guests were defeated away from home but i'm pretty sure that now can set up different outcome. Defender Joost van Aken (26/1) will miss this game due to an injury while midfielder Morten Thorsby (22/0) is suspended.
Willem II meanwhile managed to avoid relegation in last campaign after play offs, they ended in relegation zone but in the end managed to keep their Eredivisie status, in this campaign they were better and now are at 11th spot with 8 points more than relegation placed Sparta Rotterdam and as there are only three rounds left they will probably manage to stay above red line. In previous round they celebrated at home over G.A. Eagles and end streak of three consecutive defeats but tonight are playing against unpleasant hosts and i doubt that can avoid defeat.
Guests will play without any pressure here, they achieved their goal and one point in three games would secure their position in safe zone but i believe that even that suffer defeat in every match until the end will survive, they don't have a chance to reach play off zone so here will be without much competitive motive, they won't give up and will try to at least avoid defeat but i doubt that will achieve positive result. Defenders Dico Koppers (17/2), Freek Heerkens (14/0), Guus Joppen (11/0), Derrick Tshimanga (22/0) and forward Bartholomew Ogbeche (14/1) are all on list of injured players while forward Jordy Croux (27/1) will stay out due to a suspension.
Hosts are out of the tracks and must get back, it will be extremely difficult to reach play off zone, even in case that achieve victories in ever round until the end, here are favorites and must overcome guests which aren't in some great shape but are satisfied with results, home side to win seems like a safe choice for this match.