Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
After surviving NEC in Nijmegen, Ajax will be aiming to cement top position in the Eredivisie table when they host Zwolle to their Johan Cruijff Arena on Matchday 31. The league leaders are still four points clear of second-place PSV, meaning that they are going to take Saturday’s clash seriously. Brian Brobbey is pushing for a start after scoring the winner against NEC, while important winger Antony remains on the sidelines with injury.
Zwolle, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over AZ Alkmaar and RKC Waalwijk. The Blauwvingers 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 defeated Zwolle 2-0, which was their 12th consecutive win over MAC PARK Stadion outfit. As for the visitors, all Saymak, Huiberts, Lagsir, and Kersten 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 (Zwolle):
Founded on June 12, 1910, PEC Zwolle is a Dutch football club which competes in the Eredivisie. Zwolle have yet to win the national championship, but they did remarkably well to lift the Dutch Cup trophy in 2014. Ron Jans’s troops impressed in the title game, with the team rolling over Dutch giants Ajax 5-1.
The Blauwingers play their home games at MACPARK Stadion, the venue with the capacity of 14,000 people. The multi-use stadium was opened on August 29, 2009. Zwolle’s home kit is blue and white, while the colour of their away jersey is green and white. In the 2014/15 season the Blauwingers represented the Netherlands in the Europa League, with the team losing to Sparta Prague in the play-off round.
The likes of Henk Timmer (237), Johan Hansma (231), Bert Konterman (219), Arne Slot (208), and Jasper Drost (182) are the players with the most league appearances for the club. Go Ahead Eagles are considered the club’s biggest rivals as both teams are located at the river Ijssel.