Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Cars Jeans Stadion will host Saturday’s Eredivisie game between Den Haag and RKC Waalwijk. Ruud Brood’s troops are on an eight-game winless run in the national championship, with the team eyeing their first league triumph since January 9, 2021 when they defeated their Saturday’s rivals. Back then Boy Kemper scored the winner, netting his first and only goal of the season.
De Ooievaars have been struggling on home soil this term, and they have yet to record a win at their Cars Jeans Stadion. Fred Grim’s troops, on the other hand, are nine points clear of the relegation zone, and, no doubt, back-to-back wins over Emmen and Heracles helped them move one step closer to securing the Eredivisie survival. Anyhow, the hosts want this win more than the visitors, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on De Ooievaars.
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 (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.