Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Groningen will be looking to build on a 3-1 win over Fortuna Sittard when they welcome VVV-Venlo at their Euroborg stadium on Saturday evening. The Green-White Army have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating Fortuna Sittard without Arjen Robben in the starting XI. The Dutch veteran suffered a minor injury, but he should recover in time to face Venlo.
The visitors, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in an embarrassing 13-0 loss to Ajax, and seeing that they head into Saturday’s football match without suspended defender Christiaan Kum, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. In their last meeting at Euroborg VVV-Venlo shocked Groningen, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. Talented Norway attacker Jorgen Strand Larsen, who scored a brace in the last league match, will be yet another man to watch in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Padt):
Sergio Padt is a Dutch footballer who plays for Eredivisie club Groningen as a goalkeeper. Padt played for the likes of Pancratius, Hoofddorp, and Ajax during his youth career, but he did not see any game action with the Amsterdammers at senior level.
Following short loan spells with the likes of Haarlem and Go Ahead Eagles, Sergio Padt signed a deal with Belgian outfit Gent in June, 2011. After making 55 appearances for the club in the Belgian top flight, the Dutch shot-stopper joined Groningen in the summer of 2014. Sergio Padt did remarkably well to win the KNVB Cup with the Green-White Army in the 2014/15 season, with the team beating PEC Zwolle in the title game.
The Groningen goalkeeper, who was born on June 6, 1990, has five caps for the Netherlands U-21 team. Speaking of his senior career, he received two call-ups for the national team, but has yet to make his debut.
Highlighted Team (Venlo):
Based on the Dutch-German border, VVV-Venlo is a Dutch football club that plays in the Eredivisie. The club was founded on February 7, 1903 under the name of Venlose Voetbal Vereniging, and it’s considered one of the oldest clubs in Dutch football.
VVV Venlo are well known for their yellow shirts and black shorts, and, as a result, they are often called the Yellow Black Army. Venlo play home games at De Koel, the stadium which is able to hold up to 8,000 spectators.
Japan international Keisuke Honda is one of the most notable international footballers who played for the club. However, Honda is not the only Japanese player to wear the yellow jersey as the likes of Maya Yoshida, Robert Cullen, and Yuki Otsu played for the club as well. Roda JC are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two clubs facing each other in the Limburgse derby.