Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Heerenveen and Excelsior face each other at Abe Lenstra Stadion in the closing match of Saturday’s program in the Eredivisie round 6. Heerenveen suffered a dip in form, with the team losing each of their last three league matches, but this game could be the turning point for the home side. Talented midfielder Djenahro Nunumete is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Charlie Webster misses out through suspension.
Excelsior, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in the Dutch top flight. Considering that both sides are eager to return to winning ways, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. All Mike van Duinen, Noah Naujoks, and Lennard Hartjes remain on the sidelines with injuries, speaking of the visiting team. Keep in mind, though, that the two sides played out a goalless draw in their last meeting in the Eredivisie.
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.