Helmond requested to postpone the match against Emmen, but have been rejected. They have only twelve players left from the first team, but according to the KNVB, this is not due to a Covid 19 outbreak. According to the rules of KNVB, clubs must have twelve field players plus one goalkeeper (the so-called 12 + 1 rule) available, but then Corona must be the identifiable cause for all absentees. Helmond is missing ten players: four due to positive tests on coronavirus and six due to injuries. Due to injuries out of action are Mantel, De Bie, Dolet, Lont, Bryan van Hove and Houttequiet, while four positive players are not published. Emmen is one of the most in-form team in Eerste Divisie with 9-2-1 stats in the last 11 matches and should score a lot of goals against heavily depleted Helmond.