Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Go Ahead Eagles play host to Heracles at their De Adelaarhorst on day 8 of the new Eredivisie campaign. Go Ahead Eagles aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to PSV and Feyenoord and you should bear in mind that they have a chance to keep their 100% record at home intact. Finn Stokkers is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing fine displays, while struggling on the travels and that is yet another reason why we are going to bet on Go Ahead Eagles, who have turned De Adelaarhorst into a real fortress. To make things even worse for the visiting side, midfielder Thomas Bruns is banned for the match.
Highlighted Team (Heracles):
Heracles is a professional Dutch club based in Almelo. The club was formed back in May 1903 and named after Heracles, the demigod son of Zeus. From 1974 to 1998 the club played under the name of SC Heracles ’74. The Heraclieden’s home colours are black and white, while blue is the dominant colour of their away shirt.
Twente are considered one of the club’s main rivals in the Netherlands. Speaking of the club’s achievements, it has to be noted that Heracles have won two Eredivisie trophies (1926/27, 1940/41). In the 2011/12 season they made it to the Dutch Cup final. Heracles faced PSV in the title game, with the Dutch giants proving to be a big catch for the underdogs.
PSV won the game 3-0. In the 2016/17 season Heracles participated in the Europa League, with the team suffering elimination to Arouca in the third qualifying round. Everton is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 77 goals.