FC Twente trainer Ron Jans makes some changes in his basic setup for meeting FC Groningen in the Eredivisie. The Tukkers cannot appeal to Vaclav Cerny and Jayden Oosterwolde, who were injured in the duel with Ajax.
The two pillars are replaced by Thijs van Leeuwen and Gijs Smal. In addition, Julio Pleguezuelo was referred to the bank by Jans. The Spanish defender is replaced by Dario Dumic. Also at FC Groningen there are some changes. Alessio Da Cruz and Mo El Hankouri play for Patrick Joosten, who was already in doubt, and Daniel van Kaam.
The Groningers booked midweek a hard-won victory over Willem II. The team of trainer Danny Buijs is therefore sixth in the Eredivisie with thirty points. Number seven Twente has three points less.
FC Groningen: Padt, Dankerlui, Itakura, Van Hintum, Gudmundsson; Matusiwa, El Messaouidi, Susov; Da Cruz, Larsen Beach, El Hankouri
FC Twente: Drommel, Ebuehi, Dumic, Pierie, Smal; Rumeratoe, Van Leeuwen, Zerrouki; Ilic, Danilo, Many