Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Heerenveen and Feyenoord go head to head at Abe Lenstra Stadion in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Sunday’s program. Heerenveen suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing each of their last three league matches, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. All Daniel Karlsbakk, Andries Noppert, and Sven van Beek remain in the treatment room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
De Trots van Zuid, on the other hand, are the surprising Eredivisie leaders after 20 rounds, but they surely want their trophy dream to be continued. Since Feyenoord showed character in a come-from behind 2-2 draw with PSV, we predict that they will pick up all three points from the Abe Lenstra Stadion showdown. Iran forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh returns to the starting XI after scoring a brace in the Eredivisie derby, while both Justin Bijlow and Sebastian Szymanski miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Alireza Jahanbakhsh):
Born in Jirandeh, Iran on August 11 1990, Alireza Jahanbakhsh is a footballer who plays for AZ Alkmaar in Holland. Before AZ, Jahanbakhsh played for NEC in the Eredivisie, but he began his youth career at Payam Alborz Qazvin. Speaking of his senior debut, he made it with Damash Tehran in the 2010/2011 season.
In 2011 he moved to fellow Iranian club Damash Gilan and it has to be noted that he scored 10 goals in 44 appearances in the league for the club. The AZ Alkmaar winger, who is used as an attacking midfielder as well, scored 21 goals in 33 appearances in the Eredivisie in the 2017/2018 season. Speaking of his international career, Alireza JahanBakhsh scored two goals for Iran on the road to Russia and he will represent his homeland at the 2018 FIFA world cup finals.
Due to his style of play, Jahanbakhsh has always been compared to legendary Iranian footballer Mehdi Mahdavikia.
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.