FC Oss left three expensive points in Dordrecht last week and as a result, the Brabanders dropped to ninth place. FC Oss now has the perfect opportunity to brush away the last loss with a new victory against the young AZ.
Jong AZ :
Young AZ, the newcomer to the Jupiler League, has not been able to break any pots so far. The second team from AZ started reasonably well with the season, but later on, he lost a lot. The other teams picked up the formation of trainer Martin Haar one by one and that resulted in Jong AZ having reached the nineteenth position. Only Young FC Utrecht is even worse off. Jong AZ is unlucky that quite a few talents have already taken the step to the first and that the club also chose to let some players who fell outside the boat belong to the first team. Because of this, Haar has to deal with a very young and inexperienced selection and that is why it is not very surprising that Jong AZ is struggling to gather the necessary points together.
The recent form is not to write home about and that is still weakly expressed. Only one point was achieved from the last nine games and that can rightly be called dramatic. Young AZ gets more than two goals on average per match and that is currently one of the factors that needs to be worked on.
Recently Jong AZ played a draw against FC Den Bosch, but last week the North Hollanders again came to the end in the away match against Telstar. Young AZ appeared quite reasonable and even opened the score with a goal from Ferdy Druijf, but after halftime, Telstar struck twice to keep the three runs in-house.
Jong AZ will now concentrate on the game against FC Oss, which will again be a difficult game. The game will be played on a Monday night and that could result in accretion of the first team, but this season has already shown that this is no guarantee of success.
FC Oss is one of the teams that needs to have a place in the playoffs to enforce. De Brabanders are in a somewhat changeable season, but gather enough points to stay in the race for the playoffs. The current ninth place offers many possibilities, but there is now a period of hooking on or off. The team of trainer Klaas Wels can point the visor up, but also knows that a few losses can result in a score in the rankings. The four teams under FC Oss all follow within two points.
Last week FC Oss traveled with a mountain of confidence to Dordrecht. The men from Wels had won from NEC and Jong FC Utrecht without scoring a goal and that provided a positive mindset for the encounter with FC Dordrecht. In that match, things immediately went wrong after the start. Dennis Janssen was able to advance with a red card and the hosts then made it 1-0 by scoring from the spot. With ten men, FC Oss subsequently failed to prevent a defeat. A second penalty from FC Dordrecht decided the game after the break.
Extra acid for FC Oss was the fact that Janssen’s red card was not right. De Brabanders fought the suspension and the disciplinary committee then released the defender. Janssen will therefore be able to take action on Monday evening. Koen van der Biezen and Norichio Nieveld, who recently signed a contract in Oss, are also present. Van der Biezen even appeared in the base last week.
Insider TIP: Jong AZ to win – 2.05