Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Ajax and Fortuna Sittard square off against each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash at Johan Cruijff Arena. The Amsterdammers dropped two points in a goalless draw with Go Ahead Eagles, and, as a result, their title hopes seem to be ruined. Anyhow, John Heitinga’s men will give 100% to book their place in the Champions League. Defender Owen Wijndal is pushing for a start, as well as fit-again winger Steven Bergwijn.
The visitors, on the other hand, did well to beat Groningen 3-1 in front of home fans, but given their five-match losing run at Johan Cruijff Arena, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last encounter in Amsterdam Ajax crushed Fortuna Sittard 5-0, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of Matchday 28.
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 (Sittard):
Fortuna Sittard is one of the newer additions to Dutch football as the club was founded on July 1, 1968. During the 1990s talented footballers such as Kevin Hofland, Mark van Bommel, and Fernando Ricksen played for the club, but they failed to close the gap between Dutch giants Ajax and PSV. In 1999, though, the Fortunezen did well to make it to the Dutch Cup final, with the team facing Ajax in the title game.
Amsterdammers defeated Fortuna Sittard 2-0 at De Kuip, with Jesper Gronkjaer scoring a brace. Fortuna Sittard players wear yellow shirts and green shorts when playing at home, while their away kit is white. The Fortunezen host their rivals at Fortuna Sittard Stadion. The venue was built in 1999, and it can hold up to 12,500 spectators.
Aforementioned midfielder Mark Van Bommel is the most notable footballer who played for the club. After ending his spell with Fortuna Sittard in 1999, Mark van Bommel played for the likes of PSV, Barcelona, Bayern Munchen, and Milan.