Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Ajax will be looking to put icing on the cake on a very successful season when they face Emmen in Amsterdam on Matchday 31. Even though the Amsterdammers are one point away from defending the domestic trophy, we are positive that they will go for a victory in Sunday’s clash. Ajax proved their worth in a 2-0 win over AZ Alkmaar, and you should know that they are eyeing their 13th home win over the process.
Goalkeeper Onana remains on the sidelines through suspension, while Blind, Raatsie, and Unuvar have all been struggling with injuries. Dick Lukkien’s troops, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win. Emmen are fighting hard to secure the Eredivisie survival, but Ajax are likely to pose a much-bigger threat for the relegation strugglers than their previous rivals. A man to watch in the away team will be experienced attacker Michael de Leeuw, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Davy Klaassen):
Davy Klaassen is a product of Ajax’s youth academy. He played for the Amsterdammers at youth level from 2004 to 2012 and he made his debut for the senior team against Olympique Lyon in the Champions League group stages. Klaassen was born on 22 February, 1993 in Hilversum, Netherlands and he plays as an attacking midfielder.
He is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well and it has to be noted that the Dutch footballer scored 13 goals in 31 league appearances for Ajax in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign. Klaassen has four caps for Netherlands U21 team and he made his debut for the first team on 5 March, 2014 in a friendly against France.
The Dutch midfielder scored his first goal for the national team against Spain on 31 March, 2015 and, no doubt, that was one of the brightest moments of his career. The Ajax footballer won his third Eredivisie trophy with the Amsterdammers in the 2013/2014 campaign.
Highlighted Team (Emmen):
Based in Emmen, Drenthe, FC Emmen is a Dutch football club that play home matches at De Oude Meerdijk. The amateur club was founded on August 21, 1925, with the team turning professional in 1985.
Emmen’s home kit is white and red, while black is the dominant colour of their away shirt. FC Emmen secured promotion to the Eredivisie in the 2018/19 season and they have been competing in the Dutch elite division ever since. On their debut it the Eredivisie Emmen defeated ADO Den Haag at Cars Jeans Stadion.
Glenn Bijl scored the first goal for the club in the Dutch top flight. Emmen finished the season in the 14th position in the standings, with the team securing survival in the Eredivisie. Cas Peters is the club’s all-time top scorer with 56 goals on his account. FC Emmen have never represented the Netherlands in European competitions.