Preview: FC Eindhoven vs ADO Den Haag – predictions, team news, rosters

Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Eredivisie promotion play-off clash between FC Eindhoven and ADO Den Haag, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

FC Eindhoven welcome Teen The Hague at the Jan Louwers Stadion on Saturday with both teams vying for a place in the Eredivisie promotion playoff final.

On the back of a narrow triumph for the visitors in the first leg, the tie remains finely balanced with every outcome still possible.

Match preview

ADO Den Haag took control with a 2-1 win over FC Eindhoven on Monday.

First half goals Dhoraso Moreo Klas and Thomas Verheydt put John Franken‘s men in front cruise control Joey Slegers removed one from the penalty spot.

De Ooievaars have now won all three of their playoff matches by a combined score of 6-3 heading into the second leg of their semi-final.

Unbeaten in their last 11 matches against their next opponents, Saturday’s visitors will be keen to finish the job and take a big step back into the Dutch top flight.

Once again, Eindhoven must win at home in order to preserve their dream of promotion to the Eredivisie.

Rob PenderThe men will take great inspiration from Graafschap’s 3-1 defeat in their last home game.

A similar result would once again be enough for a team used to finding the back of the net, having scored in 20 consecutive matches.

However, Saturday’s hosts have also failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last four games, and changing that could be the difference between success and failure this weekend.

FC Eindhoven Eredivisie promotion play-off form:

Form of FC Eindhoven (all competitions):

ADO Den Haag Eredivisie promotion play-off form:

ADO Den Haag form (all competitions):

Team News

Thomas Verheydt, 30, was directly involved in both of Den Haag’s goals last time out, making him a player to watch.

Eljero Elia and Luuk Koopmans are long-term absentees, and both players are guaranteed to sit out this weekend’s clash.

Matthias Verreth is also a doubt for the latter after suffering a first-half injury in his team’s last outing.

However, Daryl Janmaat could return to action after missing the aforementioned game by one shot.

FC Eindhoven Jordy Huybers hasn’t featured since last November due to a knee problem, and the midfielder is set for an extended spell on the sidelines.

Possible starting line-up of FC Eindhoven:
Bertrams; Seedorf, Peijnenburg, Amevor; Dahlhaus, Van Son, Vermeulen, De Keersmaecker; Sleegers, Brym, Van der Sande

Possible starting line-up for ADO Den Haag:
Lady; Asante, Amofa, Matthys, Kemper; Klas, Breinburg; Catic, Steijn, Pires; Verheydt

We say: FC Eindhoven 1-1 ADO Den Haag

Teams have a plethora of attacking talent, so we expect goals at both ends of the pitch. That said, we’re rocking the sides to cancel each other out, with visitors progressing overall.

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