Bert van Marwijk would appear to have few dilemmas as he mulls over his starting eleven. Only Shinji Ono came out of Thursday’s game at PSV anything less than fully fit, but a course of treatment on a sore ankle looks like paying off. In that case the only change may be at right back, despite Tomasz Rzasa’s fine performance in midweek. FC Den Bosch are expected to get as many men as they can behind the ball at every opportunity and Van Marwijk may give the nod to Mauricio Aros, who did so well in similar circumstances a week ago against AZ.
The visitors have often been criticised this season for their negative style, but the ‘new realism’ of fledgling trainer Wiljan Vloet does look as though it will keep FC Den Bosch in the Eredivisie with limited resources. Prior to the winter break the club picked up a lot of points, losing few games in the process. The bandwagon has slowed in recent months, but certainly hasn’t come off the rails yet, although defeat in the Kuip would push the Brabant outfit that bit nearer the playoff zone.
Zoetebier; Emerton, Van Wonderen, Paauwe, Aros; Kalou, Bosvelt, Ono, Van Persie; Tomasson, Van Hooijdonk
FC DEN BOSCH
Mampaey; Faerber, Van der Hoorn, Uneken, Van Kapel (Peelen); Burg (Plum), Deckers, Michels; De Freitas, Van den Eede, Van der Laak