Jong Utrecht - Breda
Jong Utrecht has blown away every prediction with incredible home efficiency. Ivar van Dinteren’s side beat Camphor 3-2 and celebrated their 3rd home win in as many matches. The previous two were against Groningen and Roda, and in all of them they were the underdog. After the 1-3 home defeat by Emmen, Breda sacked Ton Lokhoff from the bench. This was their third consecutive defeat or fourth defeat in the last 5 rounds. The management of the club was looking for a replacement and found him in the person of Jean-Paul van Gastel. The 51-year-old Dutch coach was on the bench at Guangzhou City in the 2021-22 season but this was also his first major job as head coach. Undoubtedly, there is a risk in this particular choice and van Gastel is called upon to find a solution immediately, because this year’s Brenda roster has been structured with the aim of claiming promotion. He will have enormous problems with absences and can’t count on Sejdiu (7/3 top scorer), Kortsmit (6/0 first goalkeeper), Vet (6/0), Martina (5/0), Ómarsson, Omgba and Staring. The change of coach may gradually help Breda, but it’s certainly still too early and moreover the absences still play a significant role in their poor performance. Jong Utrecht is superb at home at the start of the season and can give a strong resistance.
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