Emmen are thrashed by Sparta Rotterdam with 1-5 in their last league game on away field, thus ending their 3-match unbeaten run.
As for Venlo, they have got a 0-0 draw with Fortuna Sittard in their last league match, with 3 wins and 4 draws in recent 7 league fixtures.
Now there is only 1 point to separate both teams in the table.
Emmen have no obvious advantage in terms of quality, and Venlo also hope to grab points to avoid being left behind.
So Venlo are expected to remain unbeaten in this away match.