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  • October 29, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
  • Referee: K. Blom
  • • Attendance: 23000
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Eredivisie Preview: Twente v PSV

Eredivisie Preview: Twente v PSV

PROSHOTS

The 2010 Eredivisie champions host the Eindhoven giants in what promises to be an entertaining encounter between two of the league's top teams


PROBABLE LINEUPS

TWENTE

Mihaylov
Rosales, Wisgerhof, Douglas, Tiendalli
Brama, Chadli, Landzaat
Bajrami, L. de Jong, John
PSV

Isaksson
Manolev, Marcelo, Derijck, Bouma
Wijnaldum, Strootman
Labyad, Toivonen
, Mertens
Matavz
 
Twente coach Co Adriaanse will have to make do without the services of full-back Nicky Kuiper due to a knee problem, while back-up goalkeeper Sander Boschker is unlikely to recover from a calf injury in time.

With Nacer Chadli back to full match fitness, Adriaanse could decide to drop the club's leading goalscorer Marc Janko in favour of the Belgium international.

PSV boss Fred Rutten will be without left-back Erik Pieters as the Netherlands international is out of action due to a foot injury.

Furthermore, midfielders Stijn Wuytens and Atiba Hutchinson are both unavailable due to knee ailments, while goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton hasn't fully recovered from his concussion yet.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Twente are still unbeaten at home this Eredivisie campaign. They have won three league games at the Grolsch Veste and drew the other match.
  • The Enschede side have drawn three out of their last four Eredivisie meetings.  
  • Austria international Marc Janko is the side's leading goalscorer with 10 goals.

  • Twente's 26 goals so far this term were scored by eight different players.
  • PSV have already netted 27 Eredivisie goals this term, more than any other team.
  • Winger Dries Mertens is the Eredivisie's leading goalscorer with 11 strikes from 11 appearances.
  • The visitors have conceded only 11 league goals so far in 2011-12.
  • Full-back Stanislav Manolev has already been booked four times and is one match away from a suspension.

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Odds
Team News
Available Squads
13Nikolay MihaylovGoalkeeper
5Rasmus BengtssonDefender
15Roberto RosalesDefender
19DouglasDefender
21Dwight TiendalliDefender
6Wout BramaMidfielder
11Emir BajramiMidfielder
21Nacer ChadliMidfielder
9Luuk de JongStriker
83Marc JankoStriker
24Ola JohnStriker
1Sander BoschkerGoalkeeper
2Tim CornelisseDefender
3Peter WisgerhofDefender
7Denny LandzaatMidfielder
8Leroy FerMidfielder
14Willem JanssenMidfielder
22Steven BerghuisStriker
-Andreas IsakssonGoalkeeper
25Stanislav ManolevDefender
3Wilfred BoumaDefender
25MarceloDefender
-Abel TamataDefender
6Kevin StrootmanMidfielder
25Georginio WijnaldumStriker
52Zakaria LabyadMidfielder
7Ola ToivonenStriker
11Tim Matavz Striker
14Dries MertensStriker
-Khalid SinouhGoalkeeper
4Timothy DerijckDefender
36Funso OjoDefender
43Jetro WillemsDefender
18Orlando EngelaarMidfielder
17Jeremain LensStriker
42Jurgen LocadiaStriker
Players to Watch
Luuk de Jong
Luuk de Jong
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The young attacker has been in superb form in the 2011-12 campaign and has already netted seven goals in 10 Eredivisie appearances for the Enschede side. De Jong has so far been playing in the 'trequartista' position, but he's likely to get his chance as striker on Saturday and the PSV back-line awaits a tough task to keep the Netherlands international quiet.
Dries Mertens
Dries Mertens
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Mertens has started the season in superb form and is the league's leading goalscorer with 11 goals from 10 games. The Belgium international hasn't found the net in the league since September 24 against Roda, though, and he'll be determined to rediscover his scoring touch in the vital away game against Twente.
Prediction
Twente have been struggling to find their best form in recent weeks, but they have proven in the past few years that they are a team to be reckoned with, especially at home. PSV were unable to get a good result against the Enschede side last year and will be desperate to make amends for that on Saturday. Both teams have plenty of class up front to cause their opponent some difficulties and as such, a draw seems to be the most likely result.
Editor's Prediction
PSV 1

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