Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Heracles, Feyenoord will be aiming to finish the 2020/21 Eredivisie campaign in style when they host RKC at their De Kuip. De Trots van Zuid are on a four-game winless run, but they are surely capable of beating the relegation strugglers in Rotterdam. Talented defender Tyrell Malacia returns from suspension, while Balde, Conteh, Pratto, and Nieuwkoop are all out of contention through injuries.
RKC, on the other hand, did well to secure the Eredivisie survival thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Twente. Since the visitors have little to play for in Sunday’s clash, we are tempted to put our money on the home team. Attacker Morad El Haddouti should be the only absentee in the away side. Feyenoord defenders should have Sylla Sow at bay as he scored a brace in the midweek triumph.
Highlighted Player (Steven Berghuis):
Born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands on December 19, 1991, Steven Berghuis is a Dutch winger who plays for Ajax in the Eredivisie. Berghuis played for the likes of Vitesse/AGOVV, WSV Apeldoorn, and Go Ahead Eagles during his youth career before joining Twente in 2009.
The 183-cm-tall footballer continued playing for the Reds at senior level. After ending his loan spell with VVV-Venlo, Steven Berghuis joined AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2012, and three years later signed a deal with the Premier League club Watford. After making no more than nine appearances in the English top flight, Berghuis moved to Feyenoord in August 2016, and he has been playing De club aan de Maas ever since.
His main position is right winger, but he is capable of producing fine displays as both left winger and attacking midfielder as well. He made his Netherlands debut on May 27, 2016 in a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland.
Highlighted Team (Waalwijk):
RKC Waalwijk is a Dutch club that competes in the Eredivisie. RKC returned to the Dutch top flight in the 2019/20 season, and they were more than fortunate not to suffer relegation back to Eerste Divisie. Fred Grim’s men were stuck at the bottom of the table when the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, they did not drop to the Dutch second tier. RKC play home games at Mandemakers Stadion, the venue which can hold only 7,500 spectators. RKC Waalwijk are well known for their yellow shirts with blue strips, but their away kit is mainly black. The Mandemakers Stadion outfit have never won the national championship.
RKC, though, represented the Netherlands in European competitions in the past, with team taking part in Intertoto Cup on four occasions. Willem II are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Brabantse derby.