For the 5th round of the Dutch Eredivisie, Roda hosts NEC. Roda has made a confident start to the season. Darie Kalezicha's team is occupying the 4th place with 9 points and just 3 points from the 1st seed (Ajax). In the 1st round they defeated Heracles at home (3-1), then lost to Vitesse away (3-0), and won over De Graafschap at home and against AZ away with the same score 1-0. NEC Nijmegen are standing in the 9th place having won 2 games out of 4. They've beaten Excelsior and Willem II with the same score 1-0 for the 1st and 4th round. In the 2nd and 3rd rounds, Ernest Faber's side lost to Heracles away and to Ajax at home. Roda is looking in better shape and they're playing at home.
For the 4th round of the Dutch Eredivisie, PSV Eindhoven hosts Feyenoord. The matches between these 2 rivals are often unpredictable. A quick look at the statistics, we see that Feyeenord has recently beaten PSV with 4-3 and 10-0, but their rosters have been quite equal in terms of quality. PSV is very strong at home (18 wins in the last 19 league matches). The defending champion kicked off the season in uncertainty. After a convincing home victory in the Super Bowl against Groningen (2-0), PSV started losing points unexpectedly (away to ADO Den Haag and Heerenveen).
Willem II will host Vitesse for the 1st round of Eredivisie. Willem II finished in 9th place last season, while Vitesse came 5th securing a spot for Europa League. On Thursday, Vitesse welcomed Southampton at home for the 2nd leg of EL qualifying round. The Dutch lost the 1st leg in England by a long margin (3-0) and they also lost at home 0-2. As a result Willem II players had enough time to rest. In their last 5 friendly games, they haven't suffered a single defeat, which shows they're well prepared for the league and will likely fight for a mid-table spot.