Dordrecht vs Heerenveen by Isaiah
Dordrecht managed to get a narrow 1:0 victory last weekend at home against Excelsior, even though the team didn't play that well at all. They had ball possession, but looked on the field like they have no idea what to do with it, being more passive side that were under pressure in the defensive lineup. Even so, only goal was scored in 64th minute via Lieder.
Till the end of the game, visitors were trying to equalize and had more of the ball possession, but without being effective with the final touch. Even with this victory, Dordrecht didn't change much in their atmosphere, but at least improved the chances of staying in Eredivisie a bit. However, they will need much more victories in order to overcome the current situation, as the team remains still at the rock bottom position with ten points earned so far, being four points away from play-out position and eight points away from complete salvation. Coach Ernie Brandts won't be able to count at injured right offensive midfielder Giovanni Korte (7/1), as well as right defender Jeffry Fortes (17/1) who is tied with international duty with Cape Verde. Other than that, coach is expected to retain the same starting eleven as last weekend as it's hard to imagine the team can play much better than what they did against Excelsior.
Heerenveen showed one of better offensive performances in the season last weekend, when the team crushed Vitesse with a 4:1 victory in front of their fans. It was a very open game where both sides had their amount of goalscoring chances, but the hosts were those who entered better into the match and simply had better effectivity and response in such an open match.
Already after ten minutes they had 2:0 lead with goals from Slagveer and Uth, adding third before the halftime via Sinkgraven. Visitors pressed even more from the second half, but once again conceded in 53rd with second goal from Slagveer, while they were only able to reduce the heavy defeat with the only goal from Kashia in 77th minute. With this victory the team continued with good results, being undefeated in last five matches, while they took second consecutive victory since the restart of the league. Visitors will be without defenders Jordy Buijs (12/0) and Joris Voest (no performance this season yet), who both miss out through injury. Important forward Mark Uth (19/12) is suspended, but defensive midfielder Marten de Roon is back after serving one match ban.
It's hard to imagine Dordrecth getting another positive result for them, especially cause they didn't play that well in the previous game either. At least not against Heerenveen, team that is in more than a good form at the moment. Easy or hard, they should get all three points against probably the weakest side in the league.