Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sparta Rotterdam and Cambuur, the two old rivals, face aech other in the Eredivisie for the first time since 2001. Following a 3-1 win over Fortuna Sittard, Sparta shared the spoils with both NEC Nijmegen and Zwolle in the previous two league fixtures, and, no doubt, they want to extend their unbeaten run to four games. The Rotterdammers are eyeing their second win of the season, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
Defender Tom Beugelsdijk should be the only absentee in the home team. The newcomers, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from an embarrassing 9-0 loss to Ajax, with the team beating Heracles 2-1 at home ground. Cambuur have been impressive in front of home fans of late, but given their poor away record, we are tempted to put our money on Sparta. Gullit misses out with injury, while Schouten is a major doubt for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Bryan Smeets):
Bryan Smeets is a product of MVV Maastricht football academy who plays for Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie. Smeets scored 23 goals in 144 league appearances for MVV before joining De Graafschap in 2015.
After his spell with the Superboeren, the midfielder moved to Cambuur in the 2017/18 season. The following season he joined Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv where he scored 12 goals in 37 appearances in the elite division. Bryan Smeets then decided to return to Netherlands as he joined Sparta Rotterdam in the 2019/20 season. He scored his first goal with De Kasteelheren in a 4-0 win over RKS Waalwijk on September 21, 2019.
His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is used as both central midfielder and right winger as well. Bryan Smeets has a contract with Sparta Rotterdam which should expire on June 30, 2021. He is a two-footed player.