Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Ajax will be aiming to put an extra pressure on league leaders Feyenoord when they take on RKC Waalwijk on Sunday. The Amsterdammers have been in a fine form ever since interim manager John Heitinga took over the reins, and, as a result, they are seen as hot favourites to win this match. With no fresh injury worries to report, Heitinga is unlikely to make changes to the team that crushed Cambuur 5-0.
Brian Brobbey, though, is pushing for a start after scoring a brace at the weekend. The visitors, on the other hand, failed to impress in a goalless draw with Excelsior, and given their modest away record, we predict that the title-chasing hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Sunday’s encounter. In the first half of the season Ajax outplayed Cambuur 4-1. Midfielder Mika Biereth should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Steven Bergwijn):
Steven Bergwin is a product of ASC Waterwijk football school, but in 2009 he was spotted by Ajax scouts. In 2011 he moved to PSG and he continued playing for the club’s reserve team at senior level. He made his debut with the senior team on May 20, 2015 in a 2-0 win over Heracles.
Over the years the Dutch footballer born in Amsterdam on October 8, 1997, has established himself as a first-team regular at PSV, earning a call-up for the national team as well. Steven Bergwijn made his Netherlands debut on October 12, 2018 in a 3-0 win over Germany. His main position is left winger, but he is used as both right winger and centre-forward as well.
His preferred foot is right and it has to be noted that his parents are of Suriname descent, he has a dual citizenship. Bergwijn scored 14 goals in 33 appearances for PSV in the 2018/2019 Eredivisie season.
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.