Ajax and Twente look to pick up where they left off last weekend. After 120 minutes of pulsating Cup Final action Twente finally won 3-2 after trailing 2-1.
This Sunday the destination of the Eredivisie will be a stake and the situation provides Twente with a decided edge. This is the final round of play and Twente sits top with 71 points while Ajax is a point behind.
Goal difference cannot come into the equation – simply put Ajax needs to win to take the title. Any other outcome and Twente will retain the Dutch title.
But there is also another possible outcome that puts both Ajax and Twente in a precarious situation. PSV sits third and cannot take the title but a win against Groningen will guarantee them a spot in next season’s Champions League qualifying group.
So a win for Twente or Ajax gives the respective winner the title – the loser a Europa League spot if PSV wins. A draw gives the title to Twente and Ajax would have to look to PSV to drop points in order to qualify for the Champions League.
PSV’s situation is no cake walk either. Groningen needs to win, AZ to lose and a swing of three in Groningen’s favour in order to gain direct access to next season’s Europa League. A combination less than that and Groningen will be involved in a Dutch play off in order to decide the Netherlands final Europa League entrant.
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