Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
PSV will look to make amends for an unexpected 4-2 loss to Groningen when they take on NEC in the Eredivisie round 12. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s troops are four points behind league leaders Ajax in the standings, meaning that Sunday’s game is of big importance for the home side. The good news for the hosts is that both Luuk de Jong and Noni Madueke have recovered from their respective injuries.
NEC, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Go Ahead Eagles at the weekend, but given their nine-game losing run in meetings with PSV, home win should definitely be considered. Even though there are no fresh injury worries in the away team, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Sunday’s clash. In their last encounter in Eindhoven PSV recorded a 3-2 win over NEC.
Highlighted Player (Anwar el Ghazi):
Anwar El Ghazi is a product of famous Ajax football academy and it has to be noted that he scored 20 goals in 70 matches for the first team from 2014 to 2017. El Ghazi played for the likes of BVV Barendrecht, Feyenoord, Spartaan ’20 and Sparta Rotterdam during his youth career as well and, speaking of the first-team football, he moved to Ligue 1 side Lille in January 2017 for a fee of €8 million.
The pacey winger scored one goal in 12 appearances for les Dogues in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign, but, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of the former Ajax starlet. Seeing that he has a dual citizenship, Anwar El Ghazi is eligible to represent both Netherlands and Morocco at senior level, but he made his debut for the Orange in a 2-1 win over Kazakhstan, with the Lille winger starting the match in a 4-3-3 formation alongside Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Memphis Depay.
Anwar El Ghazi is capable of playing as a centre-forward as well and his preferred foot is right.