Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Ajax will be looking to cement top position when they take on NEC in the Eredivisie round 30. The reigning champions aim to recover from a heart-breaking Dutch Cup loss to PSV, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Rogier Meijer’s troops. Influential winger Antony remains in the recovery room, as well as Lisandro Martinez, Devyne Rensch, and Zakaria Labyad. As always, Sebastien Haller will lead the line for the Amsterdammers.
NEC, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the table with little to play for in the season finale. Ali Akman is sidelined through suspension, while all Ilias Bronkhorst, Dirk Propper, and Edgar Barreto should miss out with injuries. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Ajax are eager to move one step closer to defending their Eredivisie trophy. In the first half of the season Ajax rolled over NEC 5-0.
Highlighted Player (Daley Blind):
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 9, 1990, Daley Blind is a professional footballer who plays for Eredivisie club Ajax. Blind is a product of the famous football school, and he made his debut with the Amsterdammers on December 7, 2018, against Volendam.
After a short loan spell with Groningen, Daley Blind join Premier League giants Manchester United for a fee of £13.8 million in August, 2014. After scoring four goals in 90 league appearances for the Red Devils, the Dutch footballer returned to Ajax in the summer of 2018. Speaking of his international career, Daley Blind made his Netherlands debut on February 6, 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Italy.
The following year the left-footed footballer represented Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup. He opened his goal-scoring account with the Oranje in a 3-0 loss to Brazil in the third-place play-off. As for his personal life, it has to be noted that Daley Blind is the son of the former Ajax defenders and the Netherlands boss Danny Blind.
Highlighted Team (Ajax):
Ajax is a Dutch football club that was founded on 18 March, 1900. Ajax are well known for their youth academy, which regarded as one of the best youth football schools in the world. The likes of Johan Cruijff, Edwin van der Sar, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Rafael van der Vaart and Marco van Basten are all products of Ajax’s football academy. The Amsterdammers share a big rivalry with Feyenoord and there have always been fireworks when the two teams face each other in De Klassieker.
During the seventies Feyenoord and Ajax were the only two teams who were capable of winning the domestic trophies, while PSV have been playing an important role in Dutch football in the 21st century. PSV and Ajax are regarded as big rivals as well and the two teams square off against each other in De Topper. Ajax play their home games at Amsterdam ArenA, the stadium that was opened on 14 August, 1996. The Amsterdammers won their fourth European Cup (Champions League) trophy in 1995, beating Milan in the title game in Vienna.