Feyenoord pretty much secured their ticket for the group stage of the Europa Conference League, as they completely crushed Elfsborg in the first leg at home with a 5:0 result, but also opened the new season of Eredivisie in the best way possible when they completely outplayed Willem II on the road with a 0:4 result.
In every game aspect, the visitors dominated, and scoring two in each part didn’t come as a difficulty for them, especially if consider that they have a player more on the field since the 59th minute.
Right-back Geertruida is injured, as well as midfielder Diemers for this one.
PSV did suffer a close 2:1 defeat in their last Europan appearance on the road against Benfica last Wednesday but can be satisfied with how things unfolded in their first match this season in Eredivisie when they routinely defeated Heracles with a 0:2 result, playing away from their home.
The visitors had the upper hand from the start, scoring one in each part of the match, over Bruma in the 39th and Madueke in the 63rd, overly looking being better in every aspect and deservedly took all three at the start of the season.
Offensive Ledezma and Romero remain long-term absentees for the hosts. They should also miss defender Viergever (1/0) and midfielder Doan who came from a loan to Arminia Bielefeld last season.
The Netherlands surely has the upper hand in this one and will probably try to use this match in the best way possible and warm-up for the upcoming European Championship.
This will be their 12th friendly against Scotland in mutual history, and as mentioned, they have the better result, having five victories, three draws, and three losses, so definitely, the bookies are quite reasonable considering them as favorites, and not just by their H2H friendly matches, but due to obvious difference in quality.
They will miss defenders Hateboer (11/0, Atalanta), Tete (14/0, Fulham), Karsdorp (3/0, Roma), midfielders Vilhena (15/0, Krasnodar), Strootman (46/3, Genoa), and forwards Babel (69/10, Galatasaray) and Bergwijn (12/1, Tottenham) for this one.
Sittard positively surprised last time out against Heerenveen on the road when they come with a 1:3 victory, despite being considered as strong underdogs by the bookies.
They surprised the hosts with an effective approach, scoring as many as three goals during the first part, pretty much securing their victory here. The home side did take the initiative in the second part, but their attacks simply lacked more creativity, as they managed to be effective only once, not being in a position to completely return to the match.
Sittard, with this important victory, moved away from the red zone a bit, currently being at 12th place in the standings, but never the less caution is needed in matches to come.
Twente met the expectations last time out against Venlo on the road, as they recorded a victory with a 1:2 result.
They appeared quite aggressive in the first part, and deservedly took the lead in the 27th over Danilo. As the match moved to the second, a more balanced play was seen, as both sides managed to put one to the scoreline, the visitors in the 63rd over Ilic, while the hosts were effective via Linthorst, only seven minutes later.
Twente is at European leading 6th place, but they will need more constancy in their performances if they want to be competitive for it fully.