Our prediction for this match:
Feyenoord did well to record three consecutive wins at the start of their pre-season campaign, with the team beating SDC Putten (6-1), Dordrecht (2-1) and Darmstadt 98 (2-1), but Salzburg (1-3) proved to be a big catch for Jaap Stam’s troops. The Dutch side now face Angers in yet another warm-up match and bookies see them as favourites to win Wednesday’s football game.
Considering that Feyenoord play host to Angers at their De Kuip, we are tempted to put our money on the Eredivisie club. The Ligue 1 side recorded a routine 3-1 win over lower-league club les Herbiers in the opening match of the pre-season, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the friendly against the famous Dutch outfit. A man to watch in the home team will be 27-year-old attacker Steven Berghuis, who scored 12 goals in the 2018/2019 Eredivisie campaign.
Highlighted Player (Cuco Martina):
Cuco Martina is a Dutch-born footballer who plays for Curacao national football team. Martina was raised by his mother in the suburbs of Rotterdam and he began his youth career in his home-town club Feyenoord. In 2008 the pacey full back signed a contract with RBC Roosendaal and he made 68 appearances in the league for the club.
Cuco Martina played for fellow Dutch clubs RKC and Twente as well before joining Premier League side Southampton on July 7, 2015. He signed a two-year contract with the Saints and he made his Premier League debut in a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United, coming as a substitute at half time. Martina scored his first goal for Southampton on December 26, 2015 in a 4-0 victory over Arsenal.
The 185-cm-tall right back made his Curacao debut on August 9, 2011 against Dominican Republic. It has to be noted that the Southampton man represented Curacao in both 2014 and 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Angers):
French Football Federation was founded in 1919, with French football club Angers being founded the same year. Les Scoistes returned to the French top flight at the end of the 2014/2015 season and they finished the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign in ninth place in the standings.
Angers were having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 season and, as a result, they finished 12th. Les Scoistes are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst the color of their away kits is white. Stade Raymond Kopa is the team’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 17.835.
The venues was opened back in 1912 and the stadium’s record attendance is 22.989 (April 26, 1969 vs. Olympique Marseille). Speaking of the club’s most notable players, we have to mention Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Vladica Kovacevic, Claudiu Keseru, Paul Alo’o, Amar Rouai and Cedric Daury. It has to be noted that the 2017/2018 season will be their 24th in the French top flight.