Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Fortuna Sittard and Twente face each other at Fortuna Sittard Stadion in what is expected to be an interesting Eredivisie game. The hosts quickly bounced back from a 4-2 loss to Feyenoord, with the team beating Utrecht on the road, and, no doubt, the triumph gave them a confidence boost. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but forward Tijjani Noslin could sneak into the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the last league match.
The Reds, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Heerenveen at the weekend. Since Twente have been struggling at the back of late, conceding eight goals in total in the last three league matches, we do not believe that they will grab more than one point from Saturday’s encounter. Midfielder Ramiz Zerrouki is back from suspension, whereas both Daan Rots and Mathias Kjolo miss out 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.
Highlighted Team (Twente):
Based in the city of Enschede, Twente is a Dutch football club that welcomes their rivals at De Grolsch Veste. The venue was opened on May 10, 1998, and the capacity of the stadium is 30,205 people. The club was founded in 1965 as a merger of Sportsclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys.
The Reds did remarkably well to win the Eredivisie title in the 2009/10 season, with the team finishing the process only one point clear of Dutch giants Ajax. As a result, Twente booked their place in the Champions League group stages. The Reds did well to collect six points in their group, but that did not help them make it to the last 16.
Twente are well known for their red jerseys, but they wear dark blue shirts when playing on the travels. The Reds take on Heracles Almelo in the Twentse Derby. Sander Boshchker is leading Twente’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 653 goals on his account.