Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Vitesse, Go Ahead Eagles will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they face Zwolle on Matchday 21. Go Ahead Eagles have been in a fine form of late and, as a result, the bookies see them as favourites to beat Zwolle on home soil. Even though Willum Thor Willumsson is banned for the match, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side.
Johnny Jansen’s troops, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Vitesse and Sparta Rotterdam, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the high-flying Eagles. As for the away team, forward Ferdy Druijf is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Ryan Thomas is rated doubtful for the match as well.
Highlighted Team (Zwolle):
Founded on June 12, 1910, PEC Zwolle is a Dutch football club which competes in the Eredivisie. Zwolle have yet to win the national championship, but they did remarkably well to lift the Dutch Cup trophy in 2014. Ron Jans’s troops impressed in the title game, with the team rolling over Dutch giants Ajax 5-1.
The Blauwingers play their home games at MACPARK Stadion, the venue with the capacity of 14,000 people. The multi-use stadium was opened on August 29, 2009. Zwolle’s home kit is blue and white, while the colour of their away jersey is green and white. In the 2014/15 season the Blauwingers represented the Netherlands in the Europa League, with the team losing to Sparta Prague in the play-off round.
The likes of Henk Timmer (237), Johan Hansma (231), Bert Konterman (219), Arne Slot (208), and Jasper Drost (182) are the players with the most league appearances for the club. Go Ahead Eagles are considered the club’s biggest rivals as both teams are located at the river Ijssel.