Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Buoyed by close 1-0 win over Excelsior at Fortuna Sittard Stadion, the hosts will look to escape the danger zone when they face FC Volendam on Sunday afternoon. The Fortunezen aim to give fans one more reason for celebration and they are likely to go all guns blazing against the fellow relegation strugglers. Remy Vita, who came from the bench and scored a late winner against Excelsior, is pushing for a start for the hosts. Mats Seuntjens is sidelined through suspension.
FC Volendam, on the other hand, are on a four-game winless run. Since the visitors experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the last four league games, conceding 15 goals in the process, we are going to put our money on Sjors Ultee’s charges. All Francesco Antonucci, Josh Flint, Oskar Buur and Calvin Twigt are likely to miss the match with injuries.
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.