AZ Alkmaar host a relegation-threatened ADO Den Haag on Saturday, hoping to make it two wins in a row on the back of Wednesday's impressive 3-1 away win at PSV Eindhoven, which brought them within three points of their opponents on the day.
AZ currently possess the longest active unbeaten streak in the league, having not tasted defeat in six matches, since losing 2-1 to Groningen last December.
In that time, they have picked up 14 of the next 18 points, and have moved up from seventh to fourth in the Eredivisie table.
However, too many draws over the course of the season have hampered the Cheeseheads' title chances to a significant extent.
Nonetheless, Pascal Jansen's men trail league leaders Ajax by just four points, albeit having played an extra game.
Den Haag have won only one of their last 12 league games dating back to last October, which was a narrow 1-0 victory at RKC Waalwijk last Saturday.
Ruud Brood's men are off the bottom of the table by a single point, and they are in serious danger of a return to the Eerste Divisie for the first time in 13 years.
Inefficiency on both ends of the field has been the summary of their season so far as they currently have not only the second-worst attacking record in the league behind RKC Waalwijk, but also the third-worst defensive record behind Emmen and VVV-Venlo.
Things have to improve on either end if not both or else, relegation becomes inevitable for De Ooievaars.
AZ Alkmaar Eredivisie form: WWWDDW
ADO Den Haag Eredivisie form: DDLLWL
Dani De Wit sustained an ankle injury in his side's last league loss against Groningen last December, and the Dutch midfielder is still unavailable for the home team.
ADO Den Haag will have to deal with the continued absence of Peet Bijen, who pulled up 15 minutes into his side's KNVB-Beker triumph over Sparta Rotterdam.
Nineteen-year-old Vicente Besuijen could be rested for this one, having featured in all but three of his side's 16 league games so far.
AZ Alkmaar possible starting lineup:
Bizot; Wijndal, Martins Indi, Hatzidiakos, Sugawara; Koopmeiners, Midtsjo, Stengs; Karlsson, Boadu, Gudmundsson
ADO Den Haag possible starting lineup:
Koopmans; Kempers, Pinas, Janmaat, Van Ewijk; Castillo, Goossens, Vejinovic; Kishma, Kramer, Ould-Chikh
We say: AZ Alkmaar 3-0 ADO Den Haag
AZ have been devastating in front of goal all season long, and you would fancy that to continue, given that they are going up against a side with a defensive record as poor as Den Haag's.