Excelsior got a valuable point in the away match against Heerenveen. The 0-0 final brought Marinus Dijkhuizen’s side into 15th place and +1 point clear of Emmen and the relegation playoffs. The Rotterdam club produced one of their best away performances of the season and could have taken three points. So it may have been a third consecutive match without a goal, but there is satisfaction for the positive result and the progress on the scoreboard. In the last round, they face Volendam away from home, who also have not yet secured their place in Eredivisie. Although indifferent in terms of points, Sittard fought as hard as they could at the „Philips Stadium” against PSV. Julio Velasquez’s team lost by 2-1 and remained on 35 points. They had secured their stay in the league when they won 2-0 at home to Vitesse, and today have some key absences like Yilmaz (26/9), Siovas (23/1), Navarro (15/0), and Buitink (13/0). Sittard as a guest, managed to keep a clean sheet just once in this year’s championship. Excelsior maintains a very good home tradition against Fortuna Sittard, undefeated in 9 matches, taking 7 wins and 2 draws.