Twente vs Roda by Meese
Twente comes from a comfortable victory taken away from home against Go Ahead Eagles last weekend, when the team celebrated 2:0 victory maybe without showing their full potential. Guests opened the scoreline in 44th minute with a goal from Yeboah, while Celina sealed the three pointer with another late goal, in 89th minute.
Overall, it was quite an open game and the players of Go Ahead Eagles also had their amount of chances created, however nowhere close and serious in comparison to their visitors who looked more mature on the field and way more concrete with the ball to their feet. Twente is now on a run of five undefeated matches in Eredivisie (three victories and two draws) and are currently four points behind third placed Heerenveen, logically playing at home their only target here is a three pointer.
Twente is set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Unal as central striker, plus Yeboah, Ede and Celina as offensive midfielders most likely. Left full back Dejan Trajkovski (9/0) is suspended for this one, while injured remain goalkeeper Sonny Stevens (0/0) and central defender Joachim Anderson (6/0).
Roda isn't having the brightest possible start in the season and the things looked really ugly for them, however the team improved slightly in previous couple of matches and if they continue in the same manner against modest teams, they might be able to stay alive in the relegation battle.
At the moment, they are still at the rock bottom position with only seven points earned so far out of ten matches, but have improved in last two games, winning over Excelsior and taking a point in a home match against Den Haag in previous weekend with a 1:1 result. It was quite an equal game, since the visitors took the lead in 37th minute with a goal from Duplan and everything looked like they will take all three points, but the hosts were more determined towards the very end of the game and managed to snatch a point thanks to a goal from Paulissen.
Visitors are set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation also, with the team having Ajagun, Silva and Boysen at the position of offensive midfielders, plus Paulissen as central striker. Midfielder Jens van Son and forward Dani Schahin remain long term absentees without playing this season, while they also miss right back Martin Milec (4/0), central defender Frederic Ananou (5/0) and forward Simon Church (4/0).
- Twente have scored at least 2 goals in 13 of their last 15 home matches (Eredivisie).
- Twente have won their last 5 matches against Roda.
Twente are undefeated in their last four matches and the team is yet to impress this season. Roda did improve a little in previous couple of weeks, but the team usually doesn't inspire with confidence away from home. This should be an easy match-up for Twente.