Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
After sharing the spoils with Groningen at the weekend, Emmen will look to give fans some cheer when they take on Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday afternoon. Emmen are fighting tooth and nail to secure the elite division survival, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field this weekend. Dick Lukkien’s troops aim to put an end to their four-match winless run, and we are positive that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s encounter. Defender Mike te Wierik serves a one-game ban, while both Jeff Hardeveld and Maikel Kieftenbeld remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Twente. Rene Hake’s troops, though, produce much better showings at home than on the travels, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on draw. All Llansana, Edvardsen, and Kuipers are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Anco Jansen):
Born in Zwolle, Netherlands on March 9, 1989, Anco Jansen is a pacey winger who started his senior career in his home-town club FC Zwolle. After scoring two goals in 40 league appearances for the club, he joined Groningen in 2008, but he did not see any game action with the Green and White Army in the Eredivisie.
Anco Jansen played for the likes of Cambuur, SC Veendam, De Graafschap, Roda JC, and Boluspor as well before joining FC Emmen in 2017. Anco Jansen made his Eredivisie debut with FC Emmen in a 2-1 win over ADO Den Haag on August 12, 2018, with the winger finding the net after 42 minutes.
His main position is left winger, but he is used as both centre-forward and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right. Anco Jansen has yet to earn a call-up with the Netherlands national football team.
Highlighted Team (Emmen):
Based in Emmen, Drenthe, FC Emmen is a Dutch football club that play home matches at De Oude Meerdijk. The amateur club was founded on August 21, 1925, with the team turning professional in 1985.
Emmen’s home kit is white and red, while black is the dominant colour of their away shirt. FC Emmen secured promotion to the Eredivisie in the 2018/19 season and they have been competing in the Dutch elite division ever since. On their debut it the Eredivisie Emmen defeated ADO Den Haag at Cars Jeans Stadion.
Glenn Bijl scored the first goal for the club in the Dutch top flight. Emmen finished the season in the 14th position in the standings, with the team securing survival in the Eredivisie. Cas Peters is the club’s all-time top scorer with 56 goals on his account. FC Emmen have never represented the Netherlands in European competitions.