Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
De Oude Meerdijk will host Saturday’s football game between Emmen and Twente, the two teams with completely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. Emmen’s main goal is to secure the Eredivisie survival, while Twente are eyeing a place in European competitions. Dick Lukkien’s troops have yet to record a win in the new Eredivisie campaign, which is probably the main reason why we are not tempted to put our money on the rock-bottom side.
The Reds, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a shocking 2-0 loss to Sparta, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Since Twente boss Ron Jans can count on key players for the first game of the year, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visiting team. In their last encounter in the Dutch elite division the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
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 (Twente):
Based in the city of Enschede, Twente is a Dutch football club that welcomes their rivals at De Grolsch Veste. The venue was opened on May 10, 1998, and the capacity of the stadium is 30,205 people. The club was founded in 1965 as a merger of Sportsclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys.
The Reds did remarkably well to win the Eredivisie title in the 2009/10 season, with the team finishing the process only one point clear of Dutch giants Ajax. As a result, Twente booked their place in the Champions League group stages. The Reds did well to collect six points in their group, but that did not help them make it to the last 16.
Twente are well known for their red jerseys, but they wear dark blue shirts when playing on the travels. The Reds take on Heracles Almelo in the Twentse Derby. Sander Boshchker is leading Twente’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 653 goals on his account.