RKC Waalwijk vs. FC Twente Enschede: Ten Voorde and De Jong to excel – Dutch Eredivisie preview
The Dutch football action resumes after a one-week International break. RKC Waalwijk will battle against FC Twente Enschede at Mandemakers Stadion on Saturday, October 15.
The outfit from Waalwijk have managed to achieve good results thus far this season and will be looking to bag maximum points in this difficult home encounter.
RKC were on the receiving end of a demoralising 3-0 loss at the hands of FC Utrecht at Galgenwaard Stadion on October 1. The Waalwijk outfit put their worst performance of this season and the Utreg ripped apart RKC easily.
The newly promoted Eredivisie outfit have staged some classy and gusty performances in front of their home crowd this season, losing only once in four fixtures. Occupying the seventh spot in the league table, RKC have an overall record of 8 played, 4 won,
1 drawn and 3 lost.
Ruud Boord, the Waalwijk manager, has urged his troops to put up a decent show in front of their home crowd and secure maximum points in this encounter.
FC Twente Enschede
The Tukkers are coming into this match on the back of a disappointing 2-2 stalemate against struggling SBV Excelsior on October 2. The KNVB beker Cup winners’ gave a below par performance, failing to secure all three points.
FC Twente have staged middling performances away from home, winning two of their four encounters. The Enschede giants currently sit at the third place in the league table, four points adrift of the league leaders, AZ Alkmaar. They have an overall record
of 8 played, 5 won, 2 drawn and one lost.
Co Adriaanse, the Tukkers head coach, has admitted that their opponents are achieving good results, adding that the Waalwijk outfit grow unstoppable sometimes at home.
“RKC are playing well and achieving good results as well this season. It is always friendly to play at RKC. The people are sitting close to the pitch, and always go wild”, Adriaanse was quoted as saying to the media.
FC Twente have remained the superior force against the outfit from Waalwijk in their last five head-to-head encounters. The Tukkers managed to emerge victorious in four matches while the remaining fixture ended in a stalemate.
Players to watch
Rick ten Voorde – RKC Waalwijk
The newly promoted Eredivisie outfit’s loan acquisition is providing the much needed firepower for his new side. He has already scored three goals this season, and RKC have achieved good results in all three of those games. The 20-year-old will be looking
to add more to his tally in this encounter and hope his side take something out of this difficult home fixture.
Luuk de Jong – FC Twente Enschede
The 21-year-old is enjoying best of his form this season, having already scored seven goals in eight Eredivisie appearances. He has remained a constant menace for his opponents with his impressive movement upfront.
It will surely be an exciting battle between the two sides. Although the hosts are aiming to upset every top side this season, the Enschede giants will prove too tough to beat. It will be a hard fought 2-1 win for the Tukkers.