Matchday 13 kicks off with the match between relegation candidates Willem II and VVV. The home side currently sit rock bottom in the table with only two points from 12 games. They recorded a 2-2 draw against Roda last week and will be hopeful of recording another good result on Friday. VVV have accumulated six points so far and won't be too high on confidence following last week's 5-3 home loss against Groningen. On Saturday, in form Groningen host Breda side NAC. The Green-White Army beat VVV 5-3 last week and currently sit fourth in the table with 24 points. NAC recorded a 2-0 routine win over De Graafschap and climbed to joint ninth spot in the table as a result.
Reigning champions Twente take on relegation candidates Excelsior and the Tukkers will be full of confidence following their recent results. They beat PSV 1-0 last week and recorded a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen in midweek.