For the 2nd consecutive game, Fortuna Sittard are at home against a team struggling to take off right from the start of the new season.
But having dropped points during a 1-1 draw against Heracles last weekend, the home media and fans expect better from their team this time around. They can't afford to lose another opportunity to earn all three points.
For Willem II, the target is to break into the top-eight. They missed out on that target by just one point last season, failing to qualify for the Europa League as a result.
The Eredivisie match will be played between Fortuna Sittard and Willem II at Fortuna Sittard Stadion, in Milaanstraat, Sittard, Netherlands. The ground has a capacity of 12,500.
The game will start at 03:45 PM (IST), on Sunday, August 18.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Fortuna Sittard – W W W L L D
Willem II – W L D W W L
Fortuna Sittard Team News:
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Fortuna Sittard Probable XI:
Alexei Koșelev (GK), Michael Pinto, Branislav Ninaj, Gregoire Amiot, Felix Passlack, Alex Carbonell, Adnan Ugur, Jorrit Smeets, Mark Diemers, Vitalie Damascan, Rasmus Karjalainen
Willem II FC Team News:
No missing players for the visitors.
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Willem II Probable XI:
Timon Wellenreuther (GK), Fernando Lewis, Sebastian Holmen, Jordens Peters, Freek Heerkens, Pol Llonch, Driess Saddiki, Che Nunnely, Damil Dankerlui / Marios Vrousai, Mats Kohlert, Vangelis Pavlidis / Marios Vrousai
Potential Game Changers:
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Vangelis Pavlidis: Rhe young striker is making a name for himself. In his breakthrough last season, he bagged five goals in 14 league matches. The 20-year-old started the new season with a bang, scoring twice in Game-1, and bagging a brace as well.
Marios Vrousai: The 21-year-old plays as an attacking midfield, but he played as a striker in the last game, which shows his versatility.
Like Pavlidis, Vrousal is the young gem in this Willem II team.
Che Nunnely: The 20-year-old winger is full of tricks and possesses a very good passing range.
Mark Diemers: The midfielder is a full package, a typical Box-To-Box player who can influence the game with both his passing and goals.
WIL vs FTS Dream11 potential winner:
There is not much separating these twp sides, with the home advantage for Fortuna Sittard looking like the only factor which could swing the match in favor of the hosts.
Or at least, we back the hosts to avoid a defeat here.