Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sunday’s football game at De Oude Meerdijk pits together Emmen and Feyenoord, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2020/21 season. Emmen’s main goal is to secure yet another Eredivisie survival, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to avoid relegation to the Dutch second tier. Dick Lukkien’s men have collected only four points from possible 18 in the new Eredivisie campaign, and it is no wonder bookies see them as underdogs in Sunday’s clash.
Feyenoord, on the other hand, aim to return to winning ways after dropping two points in a 2-2 draw with RKC. Dick Advocaat’s troops are likely to go all guns blazing at Emmen, and seeing that the match will be played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread, away win should be considered. Both Jorgensen and Teixeira are sidelined for the visitors after picking up injuries against RKC, while both Tibbling and Laursen are banned for the hosts.
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 (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.