Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
All eyes will be on Philips Stadion when PSV and Ajax go head to head in the Eredivisie derby. PSV have a chance to overtake Ajax in second position, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s showdown. Ibrahim Sangare is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Mohamed Nassoh is back from suspension. Defensive duo Phillipp Mwene – Armando Obispo remains in the recovery room.
The Amsterdammers, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Fortuna Sittard (4-0) and Emmen (3-1). Since John Heitinga’s troops are desperate to melt Feyenoord’s advantage in the Eredivisie standings, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. It has to be noted that 22 goals in total have been netted in the previous five meetings between the two clubs in all competitions. As for the away team, Edson Alvarez serves a one-game ban, while Mohammed Kudus has yet to overcome a muscle injury.
Highlighted Player (Luuk de Jong):
The 26-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is considered one of Europe’s deadliest strikers with his incredible return of goals in games he spends playing. Luuk de Jong began his football career at De Graafschap in 2008, but moved on to Twente only a year later.
The tally of 39 goals in 76 league appearances earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but his spell in Germany ended in disappointment. Bundesliga club attempted to revive his career by sending him out on loan to Newcastle United but his stint with the English club yielded even more disappointment and concluded in utter disaster with De Jong playing 12 games without scoring a single goal for the Magpies.
A return to Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven turned out to be a proper hit for the 26-year-old striker who has restored his scoring touch with more than 50 goals for the Boeren after less than 90 games.
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.