Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
All eyes will be on Johan Crujiff Arena when Ajax and Feyenoord face each other in De Klassieker on Sunday. The Amsterdammers showed character in a 3-1 win over Twente, with Huntelaar scoring a brace in the dying minutes of the match. The experienced attacker is pushing for a start, while Brobbey, Neres, and Traore remain in the recovery room for the league leaders. Feyenoord, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, but beating Ajax in Amsterdam is easier said than done.
Berghuis and Co. have been impressive on the road this season, but seeing that they were hammered by Erik ten Hag’s troops in their last meeting at Johan Cruijff Arena, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Bijlow, Kokcu, and Teixeira are out of contention through injuries, while Slovakia international Robert Bozenik is rated doubtful for the Eredivisie derby.
Highlighted Player (Daley Blind):
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 9, 1990, Daley Blind is a professional footballer who plays for Eredivisie club Ajax. Blind is a product of the famous football school, and he made his debut with the Amsterdammers on December 7, 2018, against Volendam.
After a short loan spell with Groningen, Daley Blind join Premier League giants Manchester United for a fee of £13.8 million in August, 2014. After scoring four goals in 90 league appearances for the Red Devils, the Dutch footballer returned to Ajax in the summer of 2018. Speaking of his international career, Daley Blind made his Netherlands debut on February 6, 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Italy.
The following year the left-footed footballer represented Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup. He opened his goal-scoring account with the Oranje in a 3-0 loss to Brazil in the third-place play-off. As for his personal life, it has to be noted that Daley Blind is the son of the former Ajax defenders and the Netherlands boss Danny Blind.
Highlighted Team (Feyenoord):
Back in 1908 football club Wilhemina was founded in the pub De Vereeniging and they played their home games in blue-sleeved red shirts and white shorts. The club’s name was changed to Hillesluise in 1909 and soon they became RVV Celeritas.
Finally, in 1912 the club got a name SC Feijenoord. Feyenoord won their first Eredivisie trophy in 1924 and 75 years later they clinched their 14th domestic trophy, finishing the season 15 points clear of second-placed Willem II. De Trots van Zuid play their home games at De Kuip and the capacity of the venue is 51 117.
The club’s fiercest rivals are Ajax and the two teams face each other in der Klassieker. The likes of Craig Bellamy, Gerrard Fox, Wouter Bos and Raemon Sluiter are notable supporters of the club. It is well known that football legends Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit and Peter Houtman all played for Feyenoord in the past. De Trots van Zuid play their home games in red-white shirts and black shorts.