Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Heerenveen will be looking to bounce back from a massive 5-1 defeat to Ajax when they welcome Emmen at their Abe Lenstra Stadion. De Superfriezen are eyeing their fourth win of the season, and given their fine home record, it is no wonder they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Talented attacker Rein Smit returns from suspension for the hosts, but he is likely to start the game from the bench.
Emmen, on the other hand, are still eyeing their first triumph of the season. The Red and Whites experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 2-2 draw with Fortuna Sittard, and given Heerenveen’s attacking potential, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last meeting in the Eredivisie Emmen recorded a 2-0 win over Heerenveen, meaning that De Superfriezen are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Erwin Mulder):
Erwin Mulder is an experienced Dutch footballer who plays for Heerenveen as a goalkeeper. Mulder spent his youth career at R.K.P.S.C, Vitesse Arnhem, and Feyenoord, and he continued playing for the Rotterdam club at senior level.
After making 120 appearances in the Eredivisie with Feyenoord, the 193-cm-tall shot-stopper signed for Heerenveen as a free agent in the summer of 2015. It has to be noted, though, that Erwin Mulder was loaned to Excelsior during his spell with Feyenoord. His next stop was Swansea City where he made 29 league appearances before returning to Heerenveen in 2020.
Erwin Mulder was born in Pannerden on March 3, 1989, and he has three caps with the Netherlands U20 team. He has yet to earn a call-up with the Oranje senior team. The Heerenveen goalkeeper was named in the Netherlands Euro 2012 provisional squad, but after the training with the national team, he failed to make the cut.