Heracles Heracles travel to NAC Breda on Saturday knowing a victory will significantly ease their fears of slipping into the relegation play-off places come the end of the season.
PSV Eredivisie leaders PSV take on Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday as they look to strengthen their position heading into the mid-season break.
PSV PSV remain top of the Eredivisie but only by goal difference after losing 1-0 to Heerenveen as both sides finished the game with 10 men.
Ajax Ajax coach Frank de Boer refuses to be drawn into Eredivisie title talk during his team's form slump.
Champions PSV snatched a 3-2 win over struggling Excelsior in the Eredivisie, where there were also wins for Heracles and Utrecht.
Heracles Heracles can continue their climb up the Eredivisie on Friday with victory at home in their first-ever top-flight meeting with Dordrecht.
Feyenoord Feyenoord moved back up to third in the Eredivisie table with a comfortable 3-1 win over Twente on Sunday.
Cambuur Cambuur carried on their impressive start to the season by fighting back to claim a 2-2 draw away to Heerenveen in the Frisian derby.
Ajax Ajax managed to delay PSV Eindhoven's coronation as Eredivisie champions with a 2-0 win at Heracles on Saturday.
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