Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Heerenveen play host to Fortuna Sittard at their Abe Lenstra Stadion in the Eredivisie round 13. Heerenveen quickly bounced back from a 4-1 loss to Ajax, with the team beating Vitesse 3-1 in their last league match and, no doubt, the triumph gave them a confidence boost. Moldova forward Ion Nicolaescu is pushing for a start after sealing the victory as a substitute against the Vitas, while fellow forward Osame Sahraoui remains in the recovery room.
Sittard, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Heracles and they managed to get one in style (4-1). The visitors did well to put an end to their seven-game winless run, but seeing that Heerenveen are tough to beat at home, we do not believe that they are capable of collecting more than one point from Saturday’s clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Friesland.
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.