Breda took a very important win regarding the battle for a place in the promotion play offs. They beat Maastricht (4:1) achieving the fourth victory in the last five matches, and reached 43 points and climbed to 7th place. At the same time, they reached 19 points in the third period of the championship, +2 from the leader Jong AZ, and if they win in tonight’s game, then they automatically secure a place in the play offs. They have some long term absences, and only important missing’s are de Rooij (18/2) and Herrmann (16/2). Jong Ajax suffered a heavy defeat away to Eindhoven with a score of 5:1. Dave Vos’s team is in terrible shape with only one victory in the last 14 matches (1-6-7) with 3 defeats in a row. Only Den Bosch has the worst defense in the Eerste Divisie, which is a catastrophic result. Breda has gained momentum and is constantly climbing on the standings and will be highly motivated to continue the good form.