Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Willem II and Fortuna Sittard, Heerenveen will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they welcome VVV-Venlo at their Abe Lenstra Stadion. De Superfriezen made a flying start to the season, but they do not want to stop now. Heerenveen have been scoring goals for fun of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Venlo.
It has to be noted that boss Johnny Jansen can count on key players for Saturday’s football match. The visitors, on the other hand, kicked off the new Eredivisie campaign with a 5-3 win over Emmen, with the team sharing the spoils with Utrecht on Matchday 2. Venlo, though, were anything but impressive in their second game of the season, with Utrecht failing to turn their dominance (26 goal attempts) into victory. Given Heerenveen’s fine form, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
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.
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.