Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Den Haag will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over RKC when they face VVV-Venlo in yet another relegation six-pointer. Den Haag did well to put an end to their eleven-game winless run in all competitions, and, no doubt, the triumph gave them a confidence boost. Defender Peet Bijen remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
Venlo, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 4-1 loss to PSV, with the team beating Willem II 2-1 at home ground. The Venlose Trots, though, are on a four-game losing run on the road in the Dutch top flight, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home side. In the first half of the season Den Haag defeated Venlo 2-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Ravel Morrison):
Ravel Morrison is a product of the Manchester United football academy, who played for various European clubs before joining Den Haag in 2020. Morisson spent his youth career at Man Utd, but he did not see any game action with the Red Devils in the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder played for the likes of West Ham, Birmingham City, QPR, Cardiff City, Lazio, Atlas, Ostersund, Sheffield Utd, and Middlesbrough before moving to the Netherlands. Morisson made his Den Haag debut in a 2-0 loss to Vitesse on October 18, 2020. Speaking of his international career, it has to be noted that the Den Haag No. 5 has four caps with the England U21 team.
He played for the U16, U17, and U18 teams as well. Ravel Morrison has a dual citizenship, and, as a result, he is eligible to play for both England and Jamaica at senior level.
Highlighted Team (Venlo):
Based on the Dutch-German border, VVV-Venlo is a Dutch football club that plays in the Eredivisie. The club was founded on February 7, 1903 under the name of Venlose Voetbal Vereniging, and it’s considered one of the oldest clubs in Dutch football.
VVV Venlo are well known for their yellow shirts and black shorts, and, as a result, they are often called the Yellow Black Army. Venlo play home games at De Koel, the stadium which is able to hold up to 8,000 spectators.
Japan international Keisuke Honda is one of the most notable international footballers who played for the club. However, Honda is not the only Japanese player to wear the yellow jersey as the likes of Maya Yoshida, Robert Cullen, and Yuki Otsu played for the club as well. Roda JC are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two clubs facing each other in the Limburgse derby.