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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dutch Eredivisie Football 2012-2013 - Second Round Schedule Saturday

PSV - Roda JC
After their unexpected defeat last week, PSV is looking for their first points of the season against Roda JC. The perspective looks good, because PSV was able to win 5 of the last 6 meetings. The one they didn’t win ended in a goalless draw. Last year version of PSV - Roda JC ended in a 7 - 1 home-win. PSV does have a lot more players who were active during international friendlies midweek, but we think that so early in the season it should not play a big role.

NAC Breda - Twente                     
If Twente is able to display the same level of play they did last week, they look pretty okay. NAC struggled a little bit in their last game, securing a draw only a few minutes before the final whistle. Normally, NAC does show a better home- than away-form, so they are expected to give Twente a run for their money. History shows there is not much that separates the teams when the meet in Breda: NAC won 7 times, Twente 6 times and 6 matches ended in a draw.

PEC Zwolle - Vitesse                      
PEC Zwolle played surprisingly well last weekend, but a lot more was expected of Vitesse. Both teams ended their match in a draw. This game will give Zwolle the opportunity to prove that the form they displayed was not incidental and that they are capable of aiming higher than the expected relegation.
Vitesse is reckoned to have more quality-players and most likely seek to improve their mediocre performance of last week.

VVV - Utrecht                  
VVV will be looking for their first ever home-win against FC Utrecht. Last season ended in a goalless draw, but it must be said Utrecht didn't play their best season last year. The match they played (and lost) against Feyenoord last week was one they will want to forget really quick and a win against VVV might just do that. VVV on the other end proved last week they will fight for every inch and now they have the homecourt-advantage.

Feyenoord - Heerenveen
Things look quite difficult for SC Heerenveen as they face Feyenoord in Rotterdam. Heerenveen lost their entire offensive-line and last week it showed they did not find a solution yet. Feyenoord showed they have a pretty well organized team and hardly give away any chances. They will need to improve their attack a little bit if they want to compete for the top-spots this year. If we look at history, odds favor Feyenoord. The last time Heerenveen was able to win an away-game against Feyenoord was in 2009.


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