The Grolsch Veste is the clash between average performers FC Twente and FC Utrecht in the program. FC Twente are nine league games unbeaten and managed to grab the match one break point to visit champions PSV. FC Utrecht started the season par, but the Utrecht won their last four league games.
FC Twente performs surprisingly well
FC Twente finished last season with forty points from 32 games. FC Twente are well on the way to the points total this season to reach after only 25 games. With five wins, four draws and three defeats we find Twente is currently back in sixth position with nineteen points and that no one had previously imagined. For the international break played with FC Twente 1-1 visiting champions FC Twente. FC Twente came to the Philips Stadium on lead with a goal by Enes Ünal, who made his eighth league goal. Less than ten minutes after the goal of the Turkish striker PSV defender Héctor Moreno provided the equalizer, thus PSV and FC Twente had to share the points so in Eindhoven.
A tie visiting PSV is not such a bad result, but according to FC Twente coach Rene Hake had Enschede entitled to more at the Philips Stadium. “We were here to get away with three points. We should be more efficient, and then we had here in Eindhoven can score more goals. “Hake said afterwards. PSV were leveled after 62 minutes by a blunder of FC Twente goalkeeper Nick Marsman and Hake also admitted that was his goalkeeping error: “We do not discuss very long time.” Like Hake was captain Stefan Thesker also not satisfied with the item. “No, it does not feel like a victory. It was a good team performance, but if you present you would like to win 0-1. ‘Says the 25-year-old German.
Despite the Tukkers thus could not win at PSV visit they should not be displeased at the Grolsch Veste on this season. Previously it was thought that the Tukkers it would get difficult in the Eredivisie, but Hake had been confident from the beginning that FC Twente would not fight against relegation this season. “We have been playing for weeks, and then take your points. We have a good team and everything is functioning properly. Moreover, there is still stretch in. “So Hake looked back on the first twelve league matches of FC Twente. FC Twente coach can not have Dejan Trajkovski the coming weeks. The 24-year-old Slovene came this season twelve times in action on behalf of FC Twente, but got his international debut injuring his collarbone.
Probable lineup FC Twente
Marsman; Ter Avest, Andersen, Bees, Trajkovski; Thesker Klich, Mokotjo; Ede; Ünal, Yeboah.
Sonny Stevens (knee)
Chinedu Ede (back)
Fredrik Jenssen (feet)
FC Utrecht: It runs fine
As with FC Twente also runs at FC Utrecht fine recent months. The Domstedelingen managed to convert three of the last four league games in profit and bekerde also at the expense of FC Groningen (1-0) by the KNVB Cup. FC Utrecht booked for the international break the fourth league win of the season in the home game with relegation candidates Excelsior. In the Galgenwaard Domstedelingen won 2-1 by the visitors from Rotterdam through goals from Yassine Ayoub and Nacer Barazite. FC Utrecht coach Erik ten Hag saw two different sides of his team against Excelsior “The first half was not good. But we have made great tactics in the second half. We should decide the game earlier, but we’re going to work hard. ”
Erik ten Hag the game in the Grolsch Veste is special. The trainer born in Haaksbergen played 221 games in the shirt of FC Twente and also began his coaching career in Enschede. Special or not, it’s for FC Utrecht and Erik ten Hag case to address today three points in the Grolsch Veste. The Utrecht started the season so badly and need for the winter still hold the necessary points to narrow the gap with teams like Heerenveen and AZ. The Domstedelingen played earlier this season even though against FC Twente. In the first round of the Cup FC Utrecht won 1-3 in the Grolsch Veste by two goals from richairo živković and one goal from Sébastian Haller.
Probable lineup FC Utrecht
Rider; Troupée, Lioness, Koch, Conboy; Strieder, Janssen, Ludwig, Ayoub; Zivkovic, Haller.
Jeff Hardeveld (knee)
Edson Braafheid (achilles)
Sean Klaiber (ankle)