Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Ajax will be looking to build on a 3-0 win over their bitter rivals Feyenoord when they take on Venlo in the Eredivisie round 33. The Amsterdammers clinched their 35th domestic title in style, but they obviously want to put icing on the cake on the successful season. Defensive midfielder Alvarez, who was sent off in der Klassieker, misses the game through suspension, while Argentine full-back Tagliafico returns from suspension.
Both Unuvar and Blind are sidelined through injuries for the home team. VVV-Venlo, on the other hand, are fighting hard to secure the Eredivisie survival, but they should not be looking for points at Johan Cruijff Arena. In the first half of the season Ajax rolled over Venlo 13-0, which is yet another reason why the underdogs are unlikely to make a miracle in Amsterdam. Venlo midfielder Meritan Shabani remains on the sidelines through injury for the visiting team.
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 (Venlo):
Based on the Dutch-German border, VVV-Venlo is a Dutch football club that plays in the Eredivisie. The club was founded on February 7, 1903 under the name of Venlose Voetbal Vereniging, and it’s considered one of the oldest clubs in Dutch football.
VVV Venlo are well known for their yellow shirts and black shorts, and, as a result, they are often called the Yellow Black Army. Venlo play home games at De Koel, the stadium which is able to hold up to 8,000 spectators.
Japan international Keisuke Honda is one of the most notable international footballers who played for the club. However, Honda is not the only Japanese player to wear the yellow jersey as the likes of Maya Yoshida, Robert Cullen, and Yuki Otsu played for the club as well. Roda JC are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two clubs facing each other in the Limburgse derby.