ADO Den Haag begins with Donny Gorter and Thijmen Goppel in the team to the away game against Excelsior.
Coach Alfons Groenendijk was quite puzzling for the visit to Rotterdam, because his central defenders Tom Beugelsdijk (injury) and Wilfried Kanon (suspended) are absent. Groenendijk retrieves midfielder Danny Bakker a line to the back and mounts him in the heart of the defence to Nick Kuipers.
The society meets as a place for Gorter. Goppel get to the front of the preferred Elson of Hay. Right back Tyronne Ebuehi is despite liesklachten fit enough to start. At Excelsior replaces Anouar Hadouir the suspended striker Mike van Duinen (ex-ADO).
ADO Den Haag is on the eighth place in the premier league with 36 points, Excelsior is the number ten with 35 points. Both clubs do full part in the struggle for a place in the play-offs for European football.