Roda JC - CambuurRoda JC sold their topscorer Malki, but they reïnforced their midfield on one position (defensive midfielder Kali) and their defence on three positions. Against champions Ajax they had a difficult start of the season, but in the second half Roda JC did create some chances and even missed a penalty-kick. Left midfielder and captain Fledderus returns after suspension, with his fighting spirit, dangerous free kicks and corner kicks he is a very important player for Roda JC. Striker Demouge is back on the bench, he is a good option when Roda JC need to force a decision (when drawing or trailing late in the game).
Newly promoted Cambuur got a point out of there first match on their own artificial pitch against NAC Breda (0-0). According to the NAC players Cambuur had a lot of advantage on the dry pitch (which they are used to play on), the heat made it very difficult to play on. Cambuur had difficulty to create chances, but it was a good result seeing they could hardly afford adding any Eredivisie worthy players to the squad. The most experienced player is Lukoki (mostly substitute at Ajax), he will start this match in stead of Schokker.
Last season Roda JC had a good home record, only losing to Feyenoord and Ajax. The home team’s squad has improved and expectations are that Roda will do a lot better this season. It was a big surprise Cambuur managed to get promoted and with current squad it will be a miracle if they are able to escape relegation.
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