FC Emmen will be playing hosts to Twente for their 22nd game of the Dutch League. FC Emmen is currently 12th in the league with 24 points, while Emmen finds itself at 14th with 22 points under their belts. Recent form hasn’t been great for either side. Twente has won just one while losing two and drawing two from their last five games.
Date- Wednesday, February 11
Kick-off- 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue- JenS Vesting
Mathias Hamrol, Nick Bakker, Desavio Payne, Jan-Niklas Beste and Shani Tarashaj are on the sidelines due to injury. Having said that, Burnet, Heylen, Araujo and Bijl should start in as the defensive backline. Kolar, Pena and Frei and Leeuw should be featuring in the advanced positions.
Head coach, Gonzalo Garcia is without Jose Matos due to a knee injury. The visitors will be looking to put up a similar starting eleven that squared off in the 2-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam.
EMN (Expected Playing 11)- Telgenkamp; Burnet, Heylen, Araujo, Bijl; Hiariej, Chacon; Kolar, Pena, Frei; Leeuw
TWE (Expected Playing 11)-Drommel; Bijen, Schenk, Pleguezuelo; Troupee, Busquets, Vukic, Bosch, Verdonk; Cantalapiedra, Lang
Michael de Leeuw has been one of the standouts for FC Emmen. The 33-year-old has seven goals, an assist and a pass accuracy of 68.4% from 1875 minutes in the league.
Haris Vuckic can be vital upfront for Twente. Vuckic has nine goals, an assist and a pass accuracy of 71.9% from 1603 minutes in the league this season.
Glenn Bijl has been pivotal in the defensive midfield region. Bijl has a goal, four assists and a pass accuracy of 83% from 1701 minutes in the league this season for Emmen.
Aitor Cantalapiedra has seven goals, four assists and a pass accuracy of 77.4% from 1824 minutes in the league this season.
From the last six encounters between the two sides, it’s FC Twente who has won five in contrast to Emmen’s solitary win.
FC Twente will the favourites heading into the game.
Goalkeeper- D Tegenkamp
Defenders- G Bijl, G Tropuee, X Schenk, J Pleguezuelo
Midfielders- S Pena, K Fei, J Bosch
Forwards- M d Leeuw, A Cantalapiedra (C), H Vuckic (VC)
Goalkeeper- D Telgenkamp
Defenders- G Bjll (VC), M Araujo, X Schenk, G Troupee
Midfielders- S Pena, K Frei, O Busquets
Forwards- A Cantalapiedra, M d Leeuw (C), H Vuckic
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