NICK LEYDEN - Friday, April 1, 2011
Oguchi Onyewu and Twente will host PSV in a potential Eredivisie title decider on Saturday, while Charles Kazlauskas and Helmond Sport welcome Emmen to Stadion de Braak on Friday night.
FC Twente – PSV Eindhoven
Oguchi Onyewu is set to see action in the most pivotal game since his loan to Twente this winter when the defending champions tussle with league leading PSV.
Gooch and Co. currently sit just a single point behind their opponents from Eindhoven with six games remaining.
The hosts will enter De Grolsch Veste following successive 2-0 wins in the league against Excelsior and NAC Breda, and will also be buoyed by the fact that Dutch international midfielder Theo Janssen could make his return from injury.
PSV on the other hand face a potential striking crisis as both Swedish marksman Ola Toivonen and Dutch forward Danny Koevermans were injured during the international break.
However, Onyewu will still have to cope with a significant midfield threat from Balázs Dzsudzsák who leads PSV with 15 goals this season.
Helmond Sport - FC Emmen
Though they sit comfortably in a playoff spot Helmond Sport will hope to take three points from visiting Emmen as they continue to jostle for a higher seed.
Helmond Sport has not lost in their last four games and will expect a positive result against the struggling visitors, who have managed just eight wins in 28 Eerste Divisie games this season.
Wisconsin native Charles Kazlauskas is expected to be one of Jurgen Streppel's first options off the bench, a role he has filled for the majority of the season.