Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Fortuna Sittard will look to build on the Dutch Cup win over Eindhoven FC when they kick off 2024 with a league match against Sparta Rottedam. Fortuna are eager to stay in top ten in the standings, but Saturday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. Keep in mind that forward Tijjani Noslin is banned for the match following his sending-off in a 4-1 loss to NEC Nijmegen.
The Rotterdammers, on the other hand, were having their ups and downs in December, with the team beating Heracles, losing to Ajax, while sharing the spoils with Twente. Sparta have been producing fine displays on the road this term and, taking everything into account, we predict that they will grab something from the round 17 game. In their last meeting in the national championship the two sides played out a goalless draw. Forward Said Bakari is banned for the visiting side.
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.