Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Den Haag play host to Eindhoven at their Cars Jeans Stadion in the Eredivisie relegation playout semis, first leg. Den Haag finished the 2021/2022 Eerste Divisie campaign in 4th place in the standings, and they set up a meeting with Eindhoven thanks to back-to-back wins over Breda. De Ooievars are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as slim favourites to win the first leg. Brazil forward Felipe Pires is a major doubt after limping off with injury in the last league match.
Eindhoven, on the other hand, finished the regulation season in 3rd spot, four points behind automatic promotion berth. Given their attacking potential, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. Both Jordy Huybers and Miano van den Bos should miss out with injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Eljero Elia):
Eljero Elia began his senior career at ADO Den Haag. The pacey winger scored six goals in 59 league appearances for the club and in 2007 he moved to fellow Eredivisie team Twente. Elia, who was born on 13 February, 1987 in Voorburg, spent two years at Twente and on 5 July, 2009 he moved to Germany, signing a five-year deal with Hamburg for a fee of €8.5 million.
The Dutch winger made his Hamburg debut against Freiburg on 8 August, 2009 and he scored his first goal for the club in a 4-2 victory over Wolfsburg on 23 August. Elia played for Italian giants Juventus in the 2011/2012 season, but he made no more than four league appearances for the club. In the summer of 2012 he returned to Germany, signing a deal with Werder Bremen and he played for die Werderaner between 2012 and 2015.
Speaking of his international career, Elia represented Netherlands at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and he won the silver medal with the Oranje as they were beaten by Spain in the title game.