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Teams: Athletic Club, FC Utrecht & VVV-Venlo
Play-offs for one Europe League ticket 1st round
Matches A and B (numbers 6 - 9 in the ranking)
Thursday May 14th 2009
Match A (9-6) - 20.00h - FC Utrecht - FC Groningen
Match B (8-7) - 20.00h - NAC Breda - Feyenoord
Sunday May 17th 2009
Return match A (6-9) - 14.30h - FC Groningen -FC Utrecht
Maandag May 18th 2009
Return match B (7-8) - 20.00h - Feyenoord - NAC Breda
Thursday May 21st 2009, kick-off at 12.30h and / or 14.30h
Possible deciding match A
Possible deciding match B
Winners A and B to face each other in a best of three for one Europe League spot.
Play-offs Promotion/Relegation 1st round
Tuesday May 12th 2009
Match A - 20.00h - Telstar - MVV
Match B - 20.00h - TOP Oss - FC Dordrecht
Friday May 15th 2009
Return match A - 20.00h - MVV - Telstar
Return match B - 20.00h - FC Dordrecht - TOP Oss
Tueday May 19th 2009
Match C - 20.00h - Telstar/MVV - De Graafschap
Match D - 20.00h - Excelsior - RKC Waalwijk
Match E - 20.00h - FC Zwolle - Cambuur L.
Match F - 20.00h - Dordrecht/TOP Oss - Roda JC
Friday May 22nd 2009
Return match C - 20.00h - De Graafschap - Telstar/MVV
Return match D - 20.00h - RKC Waalwijk - Excelsior
Return match E - 20.00h - Cambuur L. - FC Zwolle
Return match F - 20.00h - Roda JC - Dordrecht/TOP Oss
Monday May 25th2009, kick off 20.00h
Possible 3rd deciding match C, D, E and F
3rd round (again best of three, to be played at May 28th, 31st and June 3rd.
Match G - winner matches C - winner matches D
Match H - winner matches E - winner matches F
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So for the Europe League it's hard to say, but probably the final will be Groningen - Feyenoord I predict.
As for the promotion and relegations, probably De Graafschap and Roda will at least qualify for the 2nd round but when they face teams like Cambuur, Zwolle, Excelsior or RKC it will be harder, but still I see the Eredivisie teams survive... but no one knows.