Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
AZ Alkmaar will look to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Twente when they take on Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday afternoon. AZ are on a four-game winless run in all competitions, but they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Even though midfielder Jordy Clasie remains on the sidelines through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who are desperate to get back on course.
Go Ahead Eagles, on the other hand, produced a fine display against PSV in midweek, but they eventually failed to grab something from the match. The newcomers are not regarded as good travelers, and they are unlikely to spoil AZ Alkmaar’s party at AFAS Stadion. Both Mulenga and Ross miss out with injuries for the visitors, while Crowther is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Jordy Clasie):
Jordy Clasie is a product of the Feyenoord youth academy who plays for AZ Alkmaar as a midfielder. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as both central midfielder and centre-back as well.
Clasie played for the likes of Feyenoord, Excelsior (loan), Southampton, and Club Brugge (loan) before returning to Rotterdam. After ending his second spell with Feyenoord, the Dutch footballer joined AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2019. He made his AZ debut in the Eredivisie on August 4, 2019 in a 4-0 win over Fortuna Sittard.
Jordie Clasie has 12 caps with the Netherlands U21 team, and he made his senior debut in a 1-1 draw with Italy on February 6, 2013. Thanks to his elegant style of play, Clasie has earned the nickname of “Dutch Xavi”. The AZ Alkmaar midfielder was born in Haarlem, Netherlands on June 27, 1991.