Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
All eyes will be on at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion in a small Rotterdam derby on Saturday afternoon. Excelsior are surprisingly sitting in seventh place in the standings ahead of Matchday 13, but they do not seem to be at the top of their game. As the Kralingers collected only three points in total from the last five league matches, home win should not be considered. There are no fresh injury concerns in the home team ahead of the local derby.
The title holders, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over AZ Alkmaar. Feyenoord are eyeing their third consecutive league win and seeing that they are leading the head-to-head record against Excelsior, we are tempted to place our bets on the league leaders. The likes of Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Lutsharel Geertruida, and Bart Nieuwkoop should miss out with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Feyenoord):
Back in 1908 football club Wilhemina was founded in the pub De Vereeniging and they played their home games in blue-sleeved red shirts and white shorts. The club’s name was changed to Hillesluise in 1909 and soon they became RVV Celeritas.
Finally, in 1912 the club got a name SC Feijenoord. Feyenoord won their first Eredivisie trophy in 1924 and 75 years later they clinched their 14th domestic trophy, finishing the season 15 points clear of second-placed Willem II. De Trots van Zuid play their home games at De Kuip and the capacity of the venue is 51 117.
The club’s fiercest rivals are Ajax and the two teams face each other in der Klassieker. The likes of Craig Bellamy, Gerrard Fox, Wouter Bos and Raemon Sluiter are notable supporters of the club. It is well known that football legends Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit and Peter Houtman all played for Feyenoord in the past. De Trots van Zuid play their home games in red-white shirts and black shorts.