Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Ajax will be aiming to bounce back from an embarrassing 4-0 loss to PSV in the Dutch Super Cup when they kick off the new Eredivisie campaign with a home fixture against NEC. The club chiefs did well to keep hold of key players in the summer transfer window, with Feyenoord ace joining the squad. The title holders are a real force to be reckoned with at home, meaning that they should not face difficulites in Saturday’s David-vs-Goliath clash.
Left-back Nicolas Tagliafico is banned for the match, while Antony should play some part in the season opener after returning from international duty. The newcomers, on the other hand, face an uphill task in the Johan Cruijff Arena showdown. In their last meeting in Amsterdam Ajax crushed NEC 5-0, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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.