I have another pick from UEFA Europa League Qualifiers. Tomorrow, FC Progrès Niedercorn, a team from Luxemburg, are going to host Willem II Tilburg, a team from a neighbor country. In this clash of Benelux Union, I have my reasons to support the visitors.
The home side have finished the uncompleted 19/20 season in second place and got rewarded to have a place in the qualifiers for Europa League. They had 11 victories, 4 draws, and 2 losses with 43 goals scored and 17 goals conceded. I have to confess that I have little knowledge over the Luxemburg league but considering their history in international competitions, it is easy to make the assumption that they lack experience. Since their league was canceled due to COVID-19, we will never know how FC Progrès Niedercorn would complete the season. They were actually trailing the leaders only by 2 points. The new season has just recently started and they have now 1 victory and a defeat. In the Europa League Qualifiers, they defeated FK Zeta Golubovci with ease but I have to admit that their Montenegrin opponent was not qualified at all.
The visitors, on the other hand, finished the previous Eredivisie in the 5th place. Likewise, the Netherland leagues were canceled as well due to COVID-19. Willem II were actually having a great season if you exclude the last rounds. They defeated the best teams in this league, namely PSV Eindhoven, Ajax, and AZ Alkmaar. However, in the opening round of the new season, they were defeated by Feyenoord, another great team. In this match-up, I might say that they have the upper hand as the tournament they are playing in is no match for FC Progrès Niedercorn.
In a nutshell, I believe that Willem II are for more superior compared to their opponents. They proved that they can go against some of the best teams in their own league. I do not think they will have any problem against the runner-ups of a low-caliber league. My pick is Willem II to win. I Will place my bet on the VIP-IBC platform, signup at the best betting software so you can get the best odds and limits for this and many more matches.