ADO Den Haag will be riding high on confidence when they travel to Eindhoven on Saturday to face PSV in the Philips Stadion after Alfons Groenendijk’s side registered two successive victories. Following 3-2 wins over FC Twente and Roda JC, they have moved into eighth place in the Dutch league.
Unbeaten against the top three teams
ADO have been a stern test for the big clubs lately, having earned one point in draws with PSV, Ajax and Feyenoord. They enjoyed their share of the points at home but suffered fifteen defeats in seventeen matches on the road against the top three teams.
Man in form
Nasser El Khayati is a man in form. ADO Den Haag’s attacking midfielder is flourishing at the moment, with six goals and three assists in fourteen appearances. The 26-year-old joined the PSV Academy in the 2007-08 season. El Khayati is a highly-respected Eredivisie player, but played for the Kozakken Boys amateurs only three seasons ago.
Falkenburg on target against PSV
Another ADO Den Haag player to watch is undoubtedly Erik Falkenburg. The 29-year-old had spells with as many as six other Eredivisie clubs before he joined ADO Den Haag at the start of last season. His made his debut in the Dutch top flight, wearing a Sparta shirt against PSV. He comfortably finds the back of the net when he faces PSV, having scored four goals before.
Last season’s corresponding fixture
PSV claimed a 3-1 win over ADO Den Haag’s in last season’s corresponding fixture in the Philips Stadion. Gastón Pereiro netted the opener for PSV, Tom Beugelsdijk scored an own goal to double PSV’s lead and Luuk de Jong made it 3-0. Tom Beugelsdijk reduced the deficit from the spot: 3-1.