Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
In an upcoming Eredivisie round 2 clash, Fortuna Sittard take on Almere City in a game that promises to be an exciting encounter. Fortuna showcased their worth by securing a commendable draw against reigning champions Feyenoord, hinting at their potential to dominate at home. This performance positions them as strong contenders for a victory in Saturday's match.
On the other hand, Almere City, the newcomers, faced a tough challenge in their debut match, suffering a heavy 4-1 loss to Twente. Their defensive frailties were evident, potentially providing Fortuna with the opportunity to exploit their vulnerabilities. The return of Umaro Embalo from suspension bolsters Fortuna's attack, while Almere City face the absence of defender Damian van Bruggen due to suspension. Considering recent form and key player availability, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match.
Highlighted Team (Sittard):
Fortuna Sittard is one of the newer additions to Dutch football as the club was founded on July 1, 1968. During the 1990s talented footballers such as Kevin Hofland, Mark van Bommel, and Fernando Ricksen played for the club, but they failed to close the gap between Dutch giants Ajax and PSV. In 1999, though, the Fortunezen did well to make it to the Dutch Cup final, with the team facing Ajax in the title game.
Amsterdammers defeated Fortuna Sittard 2-0 at De Kuip, with Jesper Gronkjaer scoring a brace. Fortuna Sittard players wear yellow shirts and green shorts when playing at home, while their away kit is white. The Fortunezen host their rivals at Fortuna Sittard Stadion. The venue was built in 1999, and it can hold up to 12,500 spectators.
Aforementioned midfielder Mark Van Bommel is the most notable footballer who played for the club. After ending his spell with Fortuna Sittard in 1999, Mark van Bommel played for the likes of PSV, Barcelona, Bayern Munchen, and Milan.