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PEC Zwolle and Roda JC play the first lunch match this season. Both PEC Zwolle and Roda JC do not like to return to last season and both clubs have been burned to perform better this season than they knew last season.
At PEC Zwolle Ron Jans took part in goodbye last season and John van ‘t Schip is his successor. Although Jans finished last season with PEC Zwolle only one point above the finish line, both Jans and PEC Zwolle returned to excellent cooperation: Jans won the Johan Cruijff Scale, the KNVB Cup with Zwolle, and was able to perform excellently with the Blue fingers. Underneath Van ‘t Schip, PEC Zwolle must in any case perform better than the club from the Hanseatic city last season. There were a lot of players left at PEC this summer, but with a new trainer, that’s basically not necessarily a problem.
Last season, Zwollenaren received the most goals after Go Ahead Eagles, and Van ‘t Schip has to change this season. With the attraction of Diederik Boer there is a keeper below the bar that has already played 297 games in PEC Zwolle’s shirt and Boer seems to offer more certainty than Mickey van der Hart. In addition, we can also expect this season of the achievements of Erik Bakker (SC Cambuur), Younes Namli (SC Heerenveen) and Piotr Parzyszek (De Graafschap). Namli has shown in Friesland that he can play football, but in the last few months the Deen has not received any more playing time from Jurgen Streppel. Bakker played between 2007 and 2011 before Zwollenaren and has to replace Danny Holla in midfield. Parzyszek could not prove two years ago at De Graafschap in the Eredivisie – the Pool only played 144 minutes – but scored last 25 years in 38 Jupiler League matches.
The purchasers of the Blue Fans can pack well this season, but they are mostly midfielders and attackers. Together with Boer, Dico Koppers is the only reinforcement in the back. Koppers played regularly for Willem II last season in the second half, after he had to watch for the winter break due to injuries. Still, Koppers does not win the war, so they can still use some reinforcements in the defense at PEC. This week, however, a delegation from the Zwollenaren flew to Manchester to discuss a rent agreement from Argentina Nicolàs Freire. At the time of writing, it is not yet known whether the 23-year-old defender is already on his way to Zwolle, as Manchester City has to watch him first at AA Argentinos Juniors. The Zwollenaars did not lose any duel in preparation, although it should be said that PEC Zwolle played against four teams from the Jupiler League, four amateur clubs and the Turkish Gençlerbirliği. During the last training match, which won 4-0 from Cambuur, Van ‘t Ship played with Kingsley Ehizibue as the right back and the 22-year-old is expected to play Roda JC as an event back.
At Roda JC they can say goodbye that they are still active at the highest level. The Church Councils had the happiness last year that Go Ahead Eagles had nothing to look for in the Eredivisie, but also in Kerkade, it seemed to be nothing. The whole season 2016/2017 was actually a disaster for the Kerkrade club, the fans just look back satisfied in the last six days under Huub Stevens. The Limburger was appointed when Yannis Anastasiou was fired by Roda JC’s club leader: The Greek managed to place Roda for the final of the playoffs, but could suddenly get his stuff. Stevens saw Roda in the Limburg Derby against MVV Maastricht with 0-0 matches in Maastricht and ternauwernood with 1-0 win in his own home.
Under Robert Molenaar there is a lot to change this season in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium. What is the use of investor Aleksei Korotaev is still a mystery and it does not seem that Nicolas Anelka is still in the stand of the Parkstad Limburg Stadium this season. The Molenaar passed over by FC Volendam will not want to be too quiet in the past and just want to go on with this Roda. This summer, eighteen players left Kerkrade, but it is only worth mentioning that Abdul Ajagun (hired), Tom Van Hyfte (left to Beerschot) and Benjamin van Leer (Ajax) will no longer be active for Roda JC. In particular, Van Leer’s departure may cause problems, as he was a straight-in-the-road last season. With Hidden Jurjus, Roda JC has this season available to a keeper who knows what is asked of him for a low-flyer, because he played De Graafschap two years ago against degradation.
Besides Jurjus this season, Simon Gustafson (Feyenoord), Jorn Vancamp (Anderlecht), Tsiy William Ndenge (Borussia Mönchengladbach) is hired by the Kerkradenaren. Filip Kurto (Excelsior) and Mario Engels (Slask Wroclaw) were both purchased by the Limburg club. Even with these purchases, Roda JC will probably fight against degradation, but Molenaar has already indicated to play a bit more offensive than his predecessor did. Last season, Roda JC collected relatively few goals in the league, but that has not really been done in preparation for this season. Only against Lierse (0-1 win) managed to keep Roda JC down, against AS Eupen (5-0 loss), FC Eindhoven (2-3 wins) and last week against Standard Liik (1-0 loss) Church councils not.
Zwolle vs Roda head to head matches
06.04.17 ERE Roda Zwolle 2 : 1
05.11.16 ERE Zwolle Roda 0 : 0
08.04.16 ERE Zwolle Roda 3 : 1
21.11.15 ERE Roda Zwolle 0 : 5
01.02.14 ERE Zwolle Roda 3 : 1