Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
After holding Dutch powerhouse Ajax to a 2-2 draw at the weekend, Excelsior will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they face Fortuna Sittard on Matchday 3. Excelsior have been involved in some high-scoring games of late and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Fortuna. A man to watch in the home team will be Nikolas Agrafiotis, who has already scored two goals in the new Eredivisie campaign, while defender Kik Pierie remains in the recovery room.
Fortuna, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Almere City, but given Excelsior’s excellent start to the season, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home side. In their last encounter in the Dutch top flight Excelsior outplayed Sittard 3-0. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting side.
Highlighted Team (Sittard):
Fortuna Sittard is one of the newer additions to Dutch football as the club was founded on July 1, 1968. During the 1990s talented footballers such as Kevin Hofland, Mark van Bommel, and Fernando Ricksen played for the club, but they failed to close the gap between Dutch giants Ajax and PSV. In 1999, though, the Fortunezen did well to make it to the Dutch Cup final, with the team facing Ajax in the title game.
Amsterdammers defeated Fortuna Sittard 2-0 at De Kuip, with Jesper Gronkjaer scoring a brace. Fortuna Sittard players wear yellow shirts and green shorts when playing at home, while their away kit is white. The Fortunezen host their rivals at Fortuna Sittard Stadion. The venue was built in 1999, and it can hold up to 12,500 spectators.
Aforementioned midfielder Mark Van Bommel is the most notable footballer who played for the club. After ending his spell with Fortuna Sittard in 1999, Mark van Bommel played for the likes of PSV, Barcelona, Bayern Munchen, and Milan.