Both teams are desperate to get some winning momentum as mid-table side NEC welcome bottom-of-the-table Cambuur to the Goffertstadion. The hosts dropped out of the KNVB Cup on penalties to Feyenoord but made the headlines after goalkeeper Mattijs Branderhorst made over 20 saves in the match but now have to address the league form as they sit 10 points above the relegation zone and 10 points behind the European spots.
Meanwhile, visitors Cambuur will be looking to attempt some sort of a battle to avoid relegation but one league win in their last 12 matches. Sjors Ultee will need to address his side’s lack of attacking threat having gone nine out of their last 12 matches without a goal.
Latest form ahead of the Eredivisie clash:
Mattijs Branderhorst could retain his place after an incredible performance in the KNVB Cup against Feyenoord where he made an impressive 23 saves which will be the first time the Dutch goalkeeper made back-to-back starts since August.
Attacking midfielder Jordy Bruijn also put forward a case to start this weekend’s match having scored twice for the club in the midweek clash while Mathias de Wolf remains out of contention with a muscular injury.
Cambuur’s defender Maxim Gullit is still recovering from his knee injury alongside Jamie Jacobs and Calvin Mac-Intosch remain in the treatment room for hamstring and ankle injuries respectively.