Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Go Ahead Eagles play host to Heerenveen at their De Adelaarshorst in the Eredvisie round 4. Go Ahead Eagles aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Volendam, but Saturday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. Forward Bobby Adekanye is banned, while both Finn Stokkers and Fredrik Oppegard are facing race against the clock to be fit for the match.
The visitors, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Sparta Rotterdam, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on Go Ahead Eagles, who have regained a much-needed confidence. In their last meeting in the Dutch top flight Heerenveen defeated Go Ahead Eagles 2-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. Thom Haye is banned for the match, while both Pelle van Emersfoort and Sven van Beek miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Heerenveen):
Heerenveen is a Dutch football club that is well known for their white shirts with blue stripes. De Superfriezen (The Super Frisians) play home matches at Abe Lenstra Stadium, which has the capacity of 26,400 people.
Heerenveen have yet to win the Eredivisie title, but they impressed in the 1999/00 season, with the team finishing the process in second position in the standings. Thanks to a top-two finish, the club booked their place in the Champions League. Heerenveen, though, recorded only one in the group stages of the elite competition as they defeated Olympiakos 1-0 at home ground. De Superfizien retain a fierce rivals with Cambuur, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two teams.
It has to be noted that Heerenveen won the Dutch Cup in the 2008/09 season, with the team beating Twente on penalties in the title game. New Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech played for Heerenveen at the start of his senior career.