A fabulous home record has seen NAC Breda climb the Eredivisie table this campaign, but the side have been less prolific on their travels. Indeed, history teaches us that the visitors have never won in Rotterdam and Feyenoord must feel they can win three points when the two meet at the Kuip Sunday afternoon. New NAC acquisition Peter Collen will be disappointed to miss a swift return to his old stamping ground, due to injury.

Feyenoord will go into the game at full strength, after captain Paul Bosvelt appeared to shake off a minor complaint. Kees van Wonderen is also expected to return, reclaiming his place at the expense of Chris Gyan, who might be disappointed his fine performance last week hasn’t kept him in the starting lineup. Coach Van Marwijk still has mixed feelings about this season’s reverse fixture in Breda. Despite dominating for long periods Feyenoord were unable to kill off the home challenge. ‘We were not able to pull away from NAC before the break. We should have been 3-0 up at the break instead of 1-0. But that’s something we’ve seen all season.’ The recent trouncings of AZ and FC Groningen have proven that Feyenoord are now well capable of seeing off an opponent within fifteen minutes. It’ll be interesting to see whether the Rotterdammers can repeat the trick a third time against a side higher up the table. Holland Casino Eredivise Sunday 2 March FEYENNORD-NAC BREDA Venue: The Kuip Kickoff: 2.30pm Probable team Lodewijks; Emerton, Van Wonderen (Gyan), De Nooijer, Paauwe; Kalou, Bosvelt (Acuña), Ono, Van Persie; Buffel and Van Hooijdonk. The history 7/4/2002 Feyenoord 0-0 NAC 28/1/2001 Feyenoord 2-0 NAC 25/4/1999 Feyenoord 2-2 NAC 5/10/1997 Feyenoord 2-1 NAC 12/11/1996 Feyenoord 1-0 NAC 22/12/2002 NAC 1-1 Feyenoord 4/11/2001 NAC 2-1 Feyenoord 8/4/2001 NAC 1-0 Feyenoord 18/4/1999 NAC 0-1 Feyenoord 19/4/1998 NAC 1-3 Feyenoord
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