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  • October 29, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
  • Referee: K. Blom
  • • Attendance: 23000

Eredivisie Preview: Twente v PSV

Eredivisie Preview: Twente v PSV


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



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

Manolev, Marcelo, Derijck, Bouma
Wijnaldum, Strootman
Labyad, Toivonen
, Mertens
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.

  • 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.

Players to watch

L. de Jong

Position: Attacker

Games: 27

  • 8
  • 4
  • 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.

D. Mertens

Position: Attacker

Games: 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.

Editor's 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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head




Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Twente TWE
FC Twente Twente
PSV Eindhoven PSV
PSV Eindhoven PSV

Top 3 Predictions

FC Twente TWE
2 - 1
PSV Eindhoven PSV
FC Twente TWE
1 - 1
PSV Eindhoven PSV
FC Twente TWE
1 - 0
PSV Eindhoven PSV