PREVIEW: FC EINDHOVEN - HELMOND SPORT
Following Monday evening's 0-0 tie against Fortuna Sittard at home, Helmond Sport will head on the road to face FC Eindhoven at Jan Louwers Stadium.
American Charles Kazlauskas will take his regular place on the right side of the midfield for head coach Jürgen Streppel on Friday evening.
The visitors will once again be without Daniël Guijo-Velasco and Bruno Fernandes de Brito. The midfielders are recovering from injuries which should keep them out until later this month.
Blue-White's head coach Jan Poortvliet will lead the home team in to the derby against their rivals. Eindhoven, who won the third period of the year's compeition and will be involved on the playoffs, are struggling in the final period and sit in last place.
They are coming off their own draw, a 2-2 result against MVV Maastricht on Monday, and are looking for their first home victory since a 3-1 defeat of Cambuur Leeuwarden on January 29th.
The two teams faced each other in mid-September as both teams came away with a point in the 2-2 tie at De Braak.