Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Ajax will look to make amends for a 3-2 loss to Heerenveen when they take on NEC Nijmegen in the Eredivisie round 22. The Amsterdammers are eager to keep their Champions League hopes alive and they have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Rogier Meijer’s troops. Both Devyne Rensch and Gaston Avila are out of contention with injuries as well as Steven Bergwijn, while Chuba Akpom could sneak into the starting XI.
The visitors, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to RKC Waalwijk and given their three-game losing run at Johan Cruijff Arena, we predict that the Dutch powerhouse will pick up all three points from Sunday’s encounter. Both Rober Gonzalez and Sylla Sow are pushing for a start, while experienced midfielder Lasse Schone is rated doubtful for the match against his former club. In their last meeting in Amsterdam Ajax defeated Nijmegen thanks to Mohammed Kudus’ goal.
Highlighted Player (Steven Bergwijn):
Steven Bergwin is a product of ASC Waterwijk football school, but in 2009 he was spotted by Ajax scouts. In 2011 he moved to PSG and he continued playing for the club’s reserve team at senior level. He made his debut with the senior team on May 20, 2015 in a 2-0 win over Heracles.
Over the years the Dutch footballer born in Amsterdam on October 8, 1997, has established himself as a first-team regular at PSV, earning a call-up for the national team as well. Steven Bergwijn made his Netherlands debut on October 12, 2018 in a 3-0 win over Germany. His main position is left winger, but he is used as both right winger and centre-forward as well.
His preferred foot is right and it has to be noted that his parents are of Suriname descent, he has a dual citizenship. Bergwijn scored 14 goals in 33 appearances for PSV in the 2018/2019 Eredivisie season.
Highlighted Team (Ajax):
Ajax is a Dutch football club that was founded on 18 March, 1900. Ajax are well known for their youth academy, which regarded as one of the best youth football schools in the world. The likes of Johan Cruijff, Edwin van der Sar, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Rafael van der Vaart and Marco van Basten are all products of Ajax’s football academy. The Amsterdammers share a big rivalry with Feyenoord and there have always been fireworks when the two teams face each other in De Klassieker.
During the seventies Feyenoord and Ajax were the only two teams who were capable of winning the domestic trophies, while PSV have been playing an important role in Dutch football in the 21st century. PSV and Ajax are regarded as big rivals as well and the two teams square off against each other in De Topper. Ajax play their home games at Amsterdam ArenA, the stadium that was opened on 14 August, 1996. The Amsterdammers won their fourth European Cup (Champions League) trophy in 1995, beating Milan in the title game in Vienna.