Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Fortuna Sittard and Emmen go head to head at Fortuna Sittard Stadion in what is expected to be a close Eredivisie encounter. Julio Velazquez’s men failed to win the previous three league fixtures, with the team sharing the spoils with both RKC and Feyenoord, while losing to Sparta Rotterdam. Fortuna will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways, but they will have to prove their worth on the field.
Important attacker Burak Yilmaz serves a one-game ban, while midfielder Deroy Duarte remains on the sidelines with injury. Emmen, on the other hand, are stuck in the relegation zone with only seven points on their account, and given their dreadful away record (0-0-6), we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. All Ahmed El Messaoudi, Jeff Hardeveld, and Maikel Kleiftenbeld are out of contention with injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Oguzhan Ozyakup):
The 23-year-old Netherlands-born Turkish international Oguzhan Ozyakup is a midfielder who started his professional career at Premier League giants Arsenal. Ozyakup arrived to the London-based club as a schoolboy from AZ and went through Arsenal academy, before making his competitive debut in a League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town, when he supplied the assist for Yossi Benayoun in a 3-1 victory.
The Turkish international however failed to break into the first-team and was transferred to Besiktas in 2012. Turkey international has passed the 100-match mark for his club in 2016 and is considered one of the more experienced and most valuable players of the club, despite he is only 23 years of age.
The talented midfielder was subject of intense transfer speculation during the 2016 summer transfer window with Valencia reportedly expressing interest in signing the Turkish footballer, but Ozyakup remained at Besiktas and went on to extend his contract, which will keep him at the Vodafone Arena until 2018.