Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
After failing to beat Fortuna Sittard (0-0) and Sparta Rotterdam (2-2) in the first two games of the season, Feyenoord will look to get back on course when they welcome Almere City to their De Kuip on Matchday 3. The reigning champions have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at the newcomers and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-oriented approach in Sunday’s clash. Talented Slovakia forward Leo Sauer is pushing for a start after scoring a late equalizer in the Rotterdam derby, while midfielder Bart Nieuwkoop misses out through suspension.
Almere City, on the other hand, did not seem to be competitive at this level in back-to-back defeats to Twente (1-4) and Fortuna Sittard (1-2). As Feyenoord have turned their De Kuip into a real fortress, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. Almere defender Damian van Bruggen is back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Alireza Jahanbakhsh):
Born in Jirandeh, Iran on August 11 1990, Alireza Jahanbakhsh is a footballer who plays for AZ Alkmaar in Holland. Before AZ, Jahanbakhsh played for NEC in the Eredivisie, but he began his youth career at Payam Alborz Qazvin. Speaking of his senior debut, he made it with Damash Tehran in the 2010/2011 season.
In 2011 he moved to fellow Iranian club Damash Gilan and it has to be noted that he scored 10 goals in 44 appearances in the league for the club. The AZ Alkmaar winger, who is used as an attacking midfielder as well, scored 21 goals in 33 appearances in the Eredivisie in the 2017/2018 season. Speaking of his international career, Alireza JahanBakhsh scored two goals for Iran on the road to Russia and he will represent his homeland at the 2018 FIFA world cup finals.
Due to his style of play, Jahanbakhsh has always been compared to legendary Iranian footballer Mehdi Mahdavikia.
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.