On October 27 2016 at 19:45 in the regular game of the second round of the KNVB Cup at the Jan Louwers Stadion the local Eindhoven play against Heerenveen.
Even though Eindhoven seemed to have some ambitions to make it to the elite Dutch division, they still failed the starting part of the season. they lost to Jong PSV 4:1 in the latest game and it was their sixth loss at the start of the championship. Before that Eindhoven lost to Emmen 0:1, Oss 6:2, outplayed Telstar 1:4 and Jong Ajax 2:1. Consequently, after 13 games played Eindhoven have 13 points and the 14th position in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.
In the previous season Heerenveen were in the second half of the table. This season, though, they are one of the teams, which may get a place in the Eurocups zone. Heerenveen started not in the best way where in the first games of the championship they drew AZ 2:2, Utrecht 2:2 and lost to Neimegen 2:1. After that the won all of the games except the one in the 8th one against PSV, which they drew 1:1. In the matches they won Heerenveen often scored three goals a game. As a result, after 10 games in the Eredivisie they have 21 points and the third place in the standings.
The teams only met once in 2012 in a friendly game and the drew 1:1. Eindhoven play in the lower division and don’t show any outstanding results. Heerenveen, in their turn, are in good conditions and are among the leaders of the elite division. Heerenveen are the obvious favorites of the upcoming game and are very likely to win it due to the difference in class.
Prediction for the match: Heerenveen to win.