Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Fortuna Sittard and VVV-Venlo go head to head at Fortuna Sittard Stadion in the Eredivisie round 20. Sjors Ultee’s troops quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Ajax, with the team beating RKC Waalwijk in midweek. Fortuna forward Sebastian Polter remains on the sidelines through suspension, but the hosts are surely capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s clash against VVV-Venlo.
The Yellow Black Army are eyeing their third consecutive win in the Dutch top flight, but beating Fortuna Sittard on the road is easier said than done. Venlo looked sharp up front in a 4-1 win over Venlo, and we are positive that they will find the net in Saturday’s game. A lively contest is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Greece international Giakoumakis, who scored four goals in the midweek triumph.
Highlighted Player (Alexei Koselev):
Alexei Koselev is a Moldovan international who plays for Eredivisie side Fortuna Sittard. Koselev started his youth career at Kuban Krasnodar, but he did not see any game action with the Russian club at senior level.
The Moldovan goalkeeper played for the likes of Gagauzia, Dacia-2 Buiucani, Real-Succes, Saxan Gagauz Yeri, FC Tiraspol, Sheriff Tiraspol, and Politehnica Iasi before joining Fortuna Sittard in the summer of 2018. Alexei Koselev has 18 caps for the Moldova U21 team, and he made his senior debut in a qualifier against Russia in 2015.
The 200-cm-tall shot-stopper managed to keep his first clean sheet with the Moldova national team in a 2-0 win over San Marino on March 19, 2017. Alexei Koselev’s preferred foot is right, and he wears the No. 77 shirt at Fortuna Sittard. He made his Eredivisie debut on August 11, 2018 in a 1-1 draw with Excelsior.
Highlighted Team (Venlo):
Based on the Dutch-German border, VVV-Venlo is a Dutch football club that plays in the Eredivisie. The club was founded on February 7, 1903 under the name of Venlose Voetbal Vereniging, and it’s considered one of the oldest clubs in Dutch football.
VVV Venlo are well known for their yellow shirts and black shorts, and, as a result, they are often called the Yellow Black Army. Venlo play home games at De Koel, the stadium which is able to hold up to 8,000 spectators.
Japan international Keisuke Honda is one of the most notable international footballers who played for the club. However, Honda is not the only Japanese player to wear the yellow jersey as the likes of Maya Yoshida, Robert Cullen, and Yuki Otsu played for the club as well. Roda JC are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two clubs facing each other in the Limburgse derby.