While the visitors hold a four-point advantage over the bottom three, Willem II are at risk of dropping into 17th spot after the recent resurgence of Emmen.
There was a time earlier in the season when teams such as Willem II and Waalwijk would have felt that they were playing to avoid finishing in 17th spot with Emmen seemingly out of the equation.
However, 15 points from seven games have put Emmen in contention for the most unlikely of survivals, heaping the pressure on these two teams to avoid a slip up on Friday night.
Sitting just a point above Emmen with a marginally worse goal difference, Willem II are more at risk, but defeat for Waalwijk would leave them with plenty to ponder ahead of the remaining four matches.
Both teams have suffered two successive defeats, although there can be little criticism of Waalwijk's effort during the 1-0 reverse against Ajax on April 11.
Although his side had put together a five-game unbeaten streak before that result, Willem II have now gone over 300 minutes without finding the back of the net.
Goals have also been a problem for Waalwijk with top goalscorer Finn Stokkers having just five strikes to his name, none of which have been netted during 2021.
Anas Tahiri scored his only effort of the campaign in December's reverse fixture, but the Belgian has two assists in his last five appearances.
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Petrovic was not shy in making substitutions during the last game after trailing 3-0 at half time, potentially an indication that mass changes should be expected for this contest.
Barring any late fitness issues, Grim is unlikely to make any alterations to his Waalwijk starting lineup.
Willem II possible starting lineup:
Muric; Owusu, Van Beek, Holmen, Kohn; Tresor, Saddiki, Saglam; Nunnely, Wriedt, Pavlidis
RKC Waalwijk possible starting lineup:
Lamprou; Bakari, Meulensteen, Touba, Quasten; Venne, Anita, Tahiri; Daneels, Oosting, John
We say: Willem II 0-0 RKC Waalwijk
With both teams in two minds over whether to push for victory or simply try to avoid defeat, we expect a nervy affair. With that in mind, do not be surprised if this encounter ends in a drab share of the spoils, potentially without any goals.