Twente vs PSV Match Preview
League leaders PSV defend a one point lead over FC Twente in Enschede. The last time the Eredivisie leader of the 29th match round did not end up to take the Dutch title was in the 1992/93 season, when Feyenoord took the crown ahead of PSV. Despite these statistics Twente coach Michel Preud’Homme does not believe that Saturday’s match will be decisive. “There will be five matches left in which many things can happen.”
Twente defeated PSV 1-0 in Eindhoven this season and also beat the league leaders on penalties in the Dutch Cup. Preud’Homme expects another tight match. “Although we won both previous matches both teams are pretty equal. We play at home at that could be an advantage.”
PSV coach Fred Rutten is confident, but he expects a tight match as well. “This will not be an open match. Details will be decisive. If we play well, we may create four or five chances but if we play poor we may only create one or two.” The PSV coach is happy not to face the suspended Brazilian FC Twente defender Douglas. “He is a winner and his absence is our luck.” PSV will also miss an important player as Swedish striker Ola Toivonen is suspended as well. Twente ace Bryan Ruiz is fully recovered and midfielder Theo Janssen will be able to play as well, but Preud’homme will miss injured Austrian striker Mark Janko.