Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
High-flying PSV will be aiming to cement top position in the standings when they welcome Zwolle to their Philips Stadion in Sunday’s matinee. The league leaders aim to keep their 100% record intact and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. In Noa Lang’s absence, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Guus Til, who scored his fifth goal of the season in a 6-0 crushing of Heracles.
Zwolle, on the other hand, aim to stay in top eight, but given PSV’s perfect home record in the 2023/2024 season, we do not believe that the underdogs are capable of claiming a major scalp in Eindhoven. Midfielder Samir Lagsir is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, but there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team. You should know that PSV are eyeing their 16th consecutive win over Zwolle.
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 (Zwolle):
Founded on June 12, 1910, PEC Zwolle is a Dutch football club which competes in the Eredivisie. Zwolle have yet to win the national championship, but they did remarkably well to lift the Dutch Cup trophy in 2014. Ron Jans’s troops impressed in the title game, with the team rolling over Dutch giants Ajax 5-1.
The Blauwingers play their home games at MACPARK Stadion, the venue with the capacity of 14,000 people. The multi-use stadium was opened on August 29, 2009. Zwolle’s home kit is blue and white, while the colour of their away jersey is green and white. In the 2014/15 season the Blauwingers represented the Netherlands in the Europa League, with the team losing to Sparta Prague in the play-off round.
The likes of Henk Timmer (237), Johan Hansma (231), Bert Konterman (219), Arne Slot (208), and Jasper Drost (182) are the players with the most league appearances for the club. Go Ahead Eagles are considered the club’s biggest rivals as both teams are located at the river Ijssel.