Willem II will be thriving in confidence after becoming the first-ever team to beat Ajax in the Dutch League this season. It was the goals by Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye and Damil Dankerlui which sealed the ever so valuable three points for Willem II at the Amsterdam Arena. With the big win over the domestic champions, Willem has now moved to the fourth spot with 29 points and will be facing Heerenveen next who are just two points away from them.
Date- Saturday, December 14 | Kick-Off- 12:30 AM (IST) | Venue- Abe Lenstra Stadion
Jan Ras is the only player who misses out due to an injury for the hosts. Head-coach Jonny Jansen might not go for much changes in the lineup after their 3-1 win over RKC Waalwijk.
Similar to Heerenveen, Willem II also have just one player missing out due to an injury and that is Fernando Lewis. Adrie Koster should go with the same eleven which featured in the 2-0 win over Ajax.
SC Heerenveen- Hahn; Floranus, Botman, Dresevic, Rhijn; Veerman, Faik, Kongolo; Ejuke, Odegaard, Bergen
Willem II- Wellenreuther; Niuewkoop, Holmen, Peters, Heerkens; Saddiki, Llonch; Nunnely, Kohlert, Ndayishimiye; Pavlidis
Chidera Ejuke has been quality for SC Heerenveen this season and has six goals and an assist with a pass accuracy of 81% from 15 appearances in the Dutch League.
Vangelis Pavlidis has been lethal in attack for Willem II and can pack a punch against Heerenveen. Pavlidis has eight goals and an assist from 15 appearances so far.
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Mitchell van Bergen has also been effective in Heerenven’s attack this season. The 20-year-old has three goals, four assists and a pass accuracy of 75% from 15 games.
Mats Kohlert with four goals and three assists for Willem II can also make the difference through attacking midfield.
SC Heerenveen is undefeated in its last 17 home games against Willem II and will be hopeful of getting all three points in the upcoming fixture.
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