Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Emmen and NEC Nijmegen face each other at De Oude Meerdijk in what is expected to be a close Eredivisie encounter. Dick Lukkien’s troops proved their worth in a 2-1 win over Cambuur, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure the Eredivisie survival. All Lucas Bernadou, Jari Vlak, and Jeff Hardeveld remain on the sidelines with injuries, while there are no fresh selection worries in the home team.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 4-2 loss to PSV, but seeing that the relegation-threatened hosts want this win more, we are tempted to put our money on Jeff Hardeveld’s troops. Ivan Marquez Alvarez is banned for the match, while fellow defender Calvin Verdonk faces race against the clock to be fit for Sunday’s encounter. In the first half of the season NEC Nijmegen recorded a 3-1 win over Emmen.
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.