For both teams there anything at stake. FC Volendam seems to be the biggest competitor list leader VVV Venlo and the home team will have to bridge a gap of four points to force participation in the playoffs.
The season runs for FC Emmen still volatile. Until now won seven times and lost eight matches ended in a draw. In this regard, the twelfth place a logical consequence. In order to reestablish a part of the left-hand row, a series there will have to be put down. There they are negatively doing: the last seven games were won.
The new year FC Emmen is certainly begun without defeats. After they played a draw against Ajax and RKC Waalwijk last weekend was PSV with the same strength. The attack faltered often halfway half of Eindhoven and also due to the slow pace they did not break PSV play.
In the transfer market was FC Emmen alive. Alexander Bannink rented the rest of the season De Graafschap and Genero Zeefuik transfer freely entered. There was however, the departure of Jurjan Mannes and Rogier Krohne opposite. The two were the first half of the season based players, and so this will no doubt be felt as a loss. Or Zeefuik this game already will appear at the kick-off is moreover dependent on the final formalities.
Volendam there is less concerned with regard to the playoffs. With a third place just they are in good shape, especially considering the fact that number two Ajax may not claim a playoffs ticket. Even the shape is fine. Robert Miller did take his team 21 points in the last nine games.
Without a fight was certainly not. Because FC Volendam last week to appear a heavy cup tie played against Sparta they seemed somewhat dazed at the start of the game with Telstar. Because talent Joey Veerman with a beautiful free kick FC Volendam had put up a goal, the team played the match out economical.
Still, Miller will be satisfied with the final victory. The third place was won and so they do a lot with it. In the transfer market was not quiet in Volendam. Gyliano van Velzen moved to Roda JC, but Miller saw his team also are reinforced: Rodney Antwi (FC Utrecht) and Dennis van der Heijen (ADO Den Haag, rented) were recruited.