Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
All eyes will be on Johan Cruijff Arena when Ajax and PSV face each other in De Klassieker on Sunday afternoon. The Amsterdammers are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the Champions League triumph over Rangers. Captain Dusan Tadic, who produced a fine display against the Gers, will be the man to watch in the home team, while left-back Owen Wijndal is a major doubt after limping off with injury in the Ibrox Stadium clash. Devyne Rensch is ready to step up.
PSV, on the other hand, are on a quest to put an end to Ajax’s dominance in the Dutch top flight. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s have a chance to overtake the Amsterdammers in top position in the standings, and given their attacking potential, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be Luuk De Jong, who scored his second goal of the season in the triumph over NEC, while all Boscagli, Saibari, and Vertessen should miss out with injuries.
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 (PSV):
Based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, PSV is a professional football club competing the top flight of the Dutch football, Eredivisie. PSV play their home games at the Phillips Stadium which can accommodate 35,000 people. Over the course of its 100-year-old history, PSV has become one of the country’s Big Three clubs that has dominated Eredivisie along with Ajax and Feyenoord.
Known as a stepping stone for future world-class stars, PSV propelled the likes of Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romario, Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy and most recently Arjen Robben. The Boeren (Peasants) as they call themselves take pride in Eindhoven’s status of being a provincial city and never hide their Brabantian heritage which allow them to enjoy their uniqueness in the company of more prominent clubs from Dutch big cities.
The Peasants boast 23 domestic league titles and 9 KNVB Cup trophies. They have also managed two major European titles – European Cup in 1987-88 and UEFA Cup in 1977-78.