Fixture: RBC Roosendaal v Zwolle
Pick: FC Zwolle +0.25 @ 1.86 6/10
Zwolle can be considered an outsider for the title this season, but started with a somewhat dissapointing 0-0 draw at home against MVV, which was rather unlucky. They will be looking for their first wint today against RBC, who are still without important defender Fleur and striker Vos. RBC started with a win against Omniworld (1-2) but didn't look to convincing, and lacking creativity up front especially. Zwolle has many new signings which can be difficult in the beginning of the new season. I am convinced however of the capability of coach Everse and I expect a good match from them tonight. I expected a DNB line here today, and everything above this is value if you ask me. Zwolle should grab a draw here at least, but with the quality they have, a win should be possible as well.
Fixture: Cambuur Leeuwarden v VVV Venlo
Pick: Cambuur +0.25 4/10 @ 1.99
A championship candidate with VVV against an outsider with Cambuur today. Cambuur has not been beaten last two encounters at their own stadium and will be looking to build on their great 0-3 win last week. They will do this in front of a packed stadium, with 8000 visitors expected. Cambuur has a lot of quality and despite not having the Eredivisie experience most VVV players have, the difference in quality is relatively small. VVV won their first match convincingly as well with 5-0 against Go Ahead Eagles. Both sides have a great squad and it should be a tight affair. With the great support of their home squad I just can't see the home side lose this one and a win could surely be on the cards here today.
Fixture: Emmen v Helmond
Pick: Emmen -0.5 4/10 @ 1.9
Emmen has won last four encounters with Helmond and have a great squad for this season as I said already in my posting for Fortuna v Emmen. There play last week wasn't that impressive but the extra quality they have, combined with a little luck pulled them through. Helmond had a good season last year but their coach has left, and Streppel, their new coach, was unable to give his side a win against AGOVV last week, one of the lowest ranked teams last season and a side with a real lack of quality. Emmen is an ambitious side and I expect a packed stadium tonight, all wanting to cheer their players to a victory. Helmond is without important striker Habraken (long term injury) but defender Joppen is on his way back after being out for 6 months. Emmen on the other hand is without Demeijer, Haemhouts, Guus de vries and Wolters. Haemhouts is a more important miss than the other players but still the side won't have any trouble in their line-up with the quality they have. Emmen should make it 2 wins out of 2 matches tonight!
Fixture: TOP Oss v FC Omniworld
Pick: Omniworld +0.5 3/10 @ 1.83
TOP always struggles against FC Omniworld. There are 6 encounters in total between the two teams and the only match TOP won was in 2006 (away from home). All other matches were won by Omniworld and with them winning 3 out of 3 in Oss I just can't let this one go. In all fairness I don't rate the quality of the individual players too highly but they always have a stable side with a great captain on their midfield (Sander Duits). In their attack they have several young and creative options and this makes them a dangerous team from the counter. TOP always likes to play more attacking sides but struggles against teams against whom they need to dictate play. With relatively slow defenders the side always has a hard time against quick forwards and this should be the case today. A different match-up for TOP, and a line of -0.5 isn't justified.
Fixture: RKC Waalwijk v BV Veendam
Pick: RKC Waalwijk -1.25 4/10 @ 1.86
RKC are on of the top candidates for the championship and after a draw against outsiders Den Bosch last week they will be confident for tonight. Veendam's key player Veldmate is out, and what remains is just a very mediocre squad. Important defender Polak was awarded a red card last week but the verdict has been turned around, meaning he can play tonight. RKC on the other hand, will be without defender Svendsen, squad player Lifondja (midfield), reserve goalkeeper Wevers and squad player Di Gregorio. The squad of RKC is big enough so I reckon they won't be bothered too much with these injuries. There is just a big difference in quality here and I expect RKC to outclass their opponents, especially when they are without Veldmate. There are just 3 recent encounters between these teams, with RKC winning the only away match 0-1, and winning both home matches with ease: 5-2 and 4-0.