Just seven weeks remain of the Eredivisie season and the battle to be crowned champion looks set to go down to the wire with just three points separating the top four teams.
Old rivals Ajax and PSV Eindhoven are the top two in the standings after 27 games of the season, with the Amsterdam club a point clear. Feyenoord are level on points with PSV Eindhoven but sit in third place because of a massively inferior goal difference, while this season’s surprise package Vitesse Arnhem are two points further adrift of Ajax in fourth.
FC Twente had led the pack when the Eredivisie embarked on its winter break at the end of December, but a miserable run of form—which resulted in the sacking of manager Steve McClaren—has left them 10 points behind Ajax and effectively out of the running for the title.
Here, we take a look at the remaining games and assess the chances of the four protagonists in the race to be crowned Eredivisie champions 2012-13.