Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
After surviving Go Ahead Eagles at the weekend, Ajax will look to keep on climbing the standings when they take on RKC on Matchday 18. The Amsterdammers have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team winning four of their last five league matches and they must be buoyed by Jordan Henderson’s signing for the capital club. Even though all Godts, Mannsverk, Vos, van Axel Dongen, and van den Boomen are struggling with injuries, home win should be considered.
Henk Fraser’s troops, on the other hand, are still sitting in the relegation zone and given their poor form in the national championship, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from Sunday’s showdown. There are no fresh injury concerns in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Amsterdam. In their last meeting at Johan Cruijff Arena Ajax defeated RKC 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Henderson):
Jordan Henderson is an English football player born on the 17th of June 1990 in Sunderland. Henderson started his football career playing for Sunderland. After a loan period where he played for Coventry City Henderson got transferred to Liverpool for approximately 18 million euro. Henderson is one of the starting eleven of England as well where he made his debut in November 2010.
He played for England during EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2014.Henderson is a centre/defensive midfielder which is known for his stamina and great tackling. Because of his vision Henderson got chosen as the captain of Liverpool after Steven Gerrard left the club. Henderson didn’t win any individual prizes yet but can be considered as one of the best players in his position.
In season 2011/2012 Henderson won the League Cup with Liverpool. Henderson played for over 20 games in the English national team.
Highlighted Team (Waalwijk):
RKC Waalwijk is a Dutch club that competes in the Eredivisie. RKC returned to the Dutch top flight in the 2019/20 season, and they were more than fortunate not to suffer relegation back to Eerste Divisie. Fred Grim’s men were stuck at the bottom of the table when the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, they did not drop to the Dutch second tier. RKC play home games at Mandemakers Stadion, the venue which can hold only 7,500 spectators. RKC Waalwijk are well known for their yellow shirts with blue strips, but their away kit is mainly black. The Mandemakers Stadion outfit have never won the national championship.
RKC, though, represented the Netherlands in European competitions in the past, with team taking part in Intertoto Cup on four occasions. Willem II are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Brabantse derby.