A tough job tonight for Telstar. The people of Velsen receive a visit from title candidate Heracles Almelo in their own stadium. Young AZ also faces a significant task. The strong started team of trainer Maarten Martens plays against Willem II in Tilburg. Both matches can be followed live on the radio at NH Sport from 7 p.m.
The last time Telstar played in a league match against Heracles at Sportpark Schoonenberg was on January 28, 2005. Johan Pater and Leon Kantelberg helped the home team to a 2-0 lead, which was canceled in the last ten minutes by Thijs Sluijter and Kwame Quansah (2 -2). Two years later, the Almeloërs eliminated Telstar in the KNVB Cup tournament by winning 2-1.
Heracles, surprisingly relegated from the Eredivisie, occupies fourth place in the first division with thirteen points from six matches. Striking is the blow of the team of coach John Lammers against Young Ajax. In Amsterdam they lost 4-0 eleven days ago.
Telstar, which has to do without the injured Anwar Bensabouh, has the victory deep in injury time over Almere City FC (0-1) seven points and is fourteenth. The kick-off is at 8 p.m. You get the comment from Frank van der Meijden.
Willem II – Young AZ
Also in our second game, a relegant from the Eredivisie is the opponent. Just like with Heracles, Willem II has the goal of returning to the highest level within one year. The start of the Tilburgers is still a bit stiff, because after six games of football there are only nine points. One of the two victories booked Willem II at home against Telstar (2-1) but it wasn’t that easy.
Erik Schouten is missing from Willem II. The North Hollander received the red card against PEC Zwolle (2-2) last week and was suspended for one game by the KNVB.
Martens cannot appeal to Yusuf Barasi who secured a basic spot in AZ 1 last night got in the Conference League game against FC Vaduz. The Alkmaar promises have started the season excellently and lost only narrowly (2-3) to the unbeaten PEC Zwolle last week. You can hear from reporter Erik-Jan Brinkman whether Jong AZ will also shake Willem II.
MVV Maastricht – Young Ajax
Of course we will keep you informed in NH Sport of all other standings, including those at MVV Maastricht – Jong Ajax. The Amsterdam promises are missing Sontje Hansen tonight. The attacker has been suspended for four games, one of which is conditional. Hansen received the red card against NAC Breda (3-1) fifteen minutes before the end.
NH Sport is there from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Presentation: Edward Dekker.