On Friday, December 8, 2023, we will watch the fourth and first teams of the Eerste Divisie face off. Will Willem 2 be able to win and further distance themselves from their pursuers, or will ADO pull together and close the gap?

Our experts analyzed the teams and prepared a prediction for the ADO Den Haag vs Willem II match.

ADO Den Haag vs Willem II: What to Expect


The team from The Hague unexpectedly lost to Helmond Sport in the previous match (3:2). Although Darije Kalezić’s team came back from 2:0 down, thanks to the efforts of 32-year-old Henk Veerman, who scored a double, Amir Absalem scored a penalty 10 minutes before the end of regular time.

If we talk about ADO’s form before this game, the team often ended their matches in a draw, which is why they now share the lead among the matches played with Jong Utrecht. Now De Ooievaars has 30 points and eight points behind the championship leader, but a positive result in the ADO Den Haag vs Willem II match will reduce the gap.

Willem II

The team from Tilburg is currently the undisputed favorite of the Eerste Divisie. “The Tricolores” have hardly dropped a point, and their previous defeat dates back to November 6, an unexpected 1:0 defeat against Jong Ajax since then they have won four in a row and have once again built a comfortable lead over their opponents.

Willem II scored 13 and conceded only 3 goals in the previous 4 games. The previous match against Emmen went without conceding any goals at all. After finishing the first half with boring zeros on the scoreboard, the team from Tilburg took over in the second half. Jeremy Bokila was especially outstanding, who came on the field in the 78th minute, and after 6 minutes had two goals, another goal was scored by Jeredy Hilterman a 3:0 victory for “Superkruiken”.

The guests will come to the ADO – Willem II match as clear favorites, as their return to the Eredivisie looks inevitable, as it will be difficult to stop such a team.

ADO Den Haag vs Willem II: Head-to-Head

If we take into account the previous matches of these teams, the guests also have a clear advantage, as ADO has yet to defeat this opponent since 2019. Since then, Willem II has 3 wins and 2 draws in head-to-head confrontations.

ADO Den Haag vs Willem II H2H
2022/23 Season
ADO13Willem 2
Willem 210ADO
2020/21 Season
ADO14Willem 2

ADO vs Willem II: Possible Lineups

In the match ADO – Willem 2, the hosts will not play for the main goalkeeper Hugo Wentges, who looks like he will return to the game only in the middle of next year.

The visitors are approaching the upcoming game without injuries, though with two players who may be suspended for the next game against Helmond Sport. One of the heroes of the previous match, Jeremy Bokila, and left-back Rúnar Thór Sigurgeirsson are under threat.

ADO Den Haag vs Willem II Lineups
ADOWillem 2
GoalkeepersKilian NikiemaJoshua Smits
DefendersHenri Koudossou, Daniel Granli, Matteo Waem, Bart van HintumTommy St. Jago, Raffael Behounek, Erik Schouten, Niels van Berkel
MidfieldersLasse Vigen Christensen, Kürşad Sürmeli, Daryl van Mieghem, Jort van der Sande, Joel IdehoNick Doodeman, Matthias Verreth, Jesse Bosch, Ringo Meerveld
ForwardsHenk VeermanJeredy Hilterman, Thijs Oosting

ADO Den Haag vs Willem II: Match Prediction

Willem 2 is coming to ADO as an absolute favorite. The Peter Maes team has been winning consistently in the last few matches, and with a clear advantage over their opponents. The chance that Willem II will lose the match against ADO is very low.

ADO Den Haag vs Willem II prediction: X2 with odds at 1.56.

The Match Prediction
X2 (Draw or Willem II to Win)