Excelsior vs. Feyenoord (Saturday, 3.30pm)
Before the break, the hosts slipped to seventh place in the league standings with 15 points, while the visitors are in second place with 29 points, seven behind the current league leader PSV Eindhoven.
We say: SBV Excelsior 1-2 Feyenoord
Matches directly following an international break can sometimes be a little tricky for clubs like Feyenoord, whose players are returning from international duty. However, they will know that they cannot afford any more dropped points and will not have the luxury of resting too many first-team players.
We do not expect this one to be played at a blistering pace, and we feel like the visitors will look to manage this match rather than try to blow away their opponents.
FC Twente vs. PSV (Saturday, 5.45pm)
The hosts are currently in third place in the league standings with 27 points after 12 matches, while the visitors are leading the way and are already seven points ahead of the defending champions Feyenoord.
We say: FC Twente 3-3 PSV Eindhoven
While PSV have been sensational this season, their run of fixtures gets significantly more difficult from here on, starting with a Twente side that are very difficult to beat on their home patch. The hosts handed Feyenoord their first defeat of the season last month, and we feel they may be able to bring PSV's winning run to an end in this one.
Heerenveen vs. Sittard (Saturday, 5.45pm)
Both teams are neck-and-neck on 13 points each in the middle of the pack, though Fortuna Sittard are a spot above their opponents owing to a marginally better goal difference.
We say: Heerenveen 2-1 Fortuna Sittard
Both sides went into the international break off the back of solid performances and will return to action rested and full of confidence. While Fortuna did win the last encounter between these sides, they have struggled to secure victory at this venue. Heerenveen have an impressive record at home this term, and we are backing them to claim another scalp in this one.
PEC Zwolle vs. RKC Waalwijk (Saturday, 8.00pm)
The hosts are currently in eighth place in the league standings with 14 points after 12 matches, while the visitors are down in 15th spot and just one point above Volendam and the drop.
We say: PEC Zwolle 1-0 RKC Waalwijk
While RKC Waalwijk have fared relatively well in this fixture in the past, their away form this season does little to inspire much confidence in their chances this time. We are expecting a tight matchup here but are leaning toward the hosts claiming a narrow victory.
Ajax vs. Vitesse (Saturday, 8.00pm)
The visitors come into the weekend bottom of the table but may still fancy their chances against a fragile Ajax side who suffered two poor results before the international break.
We say: Ajax 3-2 Vitesse
Vitesse have won four times here in the last 11 years and got a 2-2 draw last season in this fixture, so despite their early woes, they will feel it is a great opportunity to claim another big scalp.
However, Ajax's two home league wins under Van 't Schip means it is likely they will be able to come through this fixture with a win, even if it is likely to be closer than they would hope.