Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
PSV will look to make a flying start to the season when they welcome Emmen to their Philips Stadion on Matchday 1. PSV did well to shock Ajax (5-3) in the Dutch Super Cup at the weekend, with summer signing Xavi Simmons opening his goal-scoring account. The 19-year-old midfielder is pushing for a start, while returnee Luuk De Jong is widely expected to lead the line for the title-chasing hosts.
Yet another man to watch in the home team will be Guus Til, who scored a hat-trick in the Super Cup. Emmen’s main goal, on the other hand, is to secure the elite division survival. The newcomers, though, were struggling at the back in pre-season, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling PSV’s party at Philips Stadion. In their last encounter in the Eredivisie PSV defeated Emmen 2-0.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gotze):
Mario Gotze is a German midfielder, who played for Ronsberg and Eintrach Hombruch during his youth career before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001. He made a great progress during his spell at the Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy and on 21 November, 2009 he made his Bundesliga debut for the Millionaires.
Gotze scored 22 goals in 83 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2013 and he joined Borussia Dortmund’s bitterest rivals Bayern Munich on April, 2013. The German midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but it has to be noted that he was struggling with injury at the start of the season.
Gotze won three Bundesliga trophies with Bayern Munich, but at the end of the 2015/2016 season he returned to Borussia Dortmund. In 2014 he represented Germany at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he scored the winner in the final against Argentina. Mario Gotze was born in Memmingen on 3 June, 1992.