Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sunday’s football game between Feyenoord and NEC Nijmegen will bring down the curtain on day 17 of the new Eredivisie campaign. The Rotterdammers aim to melt PSV’s advantage in the standings and they are likely to go all guns blazing at NEC. Midfielder Ramiz Zerrouki is on international duty, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team. Arne Slot is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Santiago Gimenez up front as a lone forward.
The visitors, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the national championship ahead of the trip to Rotterdam. Rogier Meijer’s troops, though, suffered a loss in each of their last six meetings with Feyenoord at De Kuip, which is probably the main reason why we are going to place our bets on the title holders. To make things even worse for the away team, midfielder Mees Hoedemakers is banned for the match.
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.