Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sparta Rotterdam and Heerenveen go head to head in a highly-anticipated game at Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel on Sunday afternoon. Sparta have been struggling to find their best form at the start of the season, with the team still eyeing their first win of the process. Experienced midfielder Adil Auassar is banned for the hosts, while both Coremans and Kharchouch are likely to miss the game with injury.
Heerenveen, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 4-0 win over Emmen, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Since Sparta Rotterdam looked sharp in front of goal in a 4-4 draw with AZ Alkmaar earlier in October, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. Heerenveen boss Johnny Jansen is unlikely to make changes to the starting XI that outclassed Emmen at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Meijers):
After spending his youth career at AVV Andijk and FC Volendam, Aaron Meijers continued playing for the Palingboeren at senior level. After scoring four goals in 124 league appearances for Volendam, the pacey left back joined fellow Dutch outfit RKC Waalwijk in 2010.
Aaaron Meijers quickly established himself as a first-team regular at RKC, but after playing 62 games in the league for the Yellow and Blues, he moved to ADO Den Haag in 2012. The Dutch footballer made his ADO Den Haag debut on August 12, 2012 in a 2-2 draw with Vitesse, and he has been playing for De Ooievaars ever since.
Aaaron Meijers was born in Delft, Netherlands on October 28, 1987. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as central midfielder and left winger as well. His preferred foot is left, and he has a contract with ADO Den Haag until June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Heerenveen):
Heerenveen is a Dutch football club that is well known for their white shirts with blue stripes. De Superfriezen (The Super Frisians) play home matches at Abe Lenstra Stadium, which has the capacity of 26,400 people.
Heerenveen have yet to win the Eredivisie title, but they impressed in the 1999/00 season, with the team finishing the process in second position in the standings. Thanks to a top-two finish, the club booked their place in the Champions League. Heerenveen, though, recorded only one in the group stages of the elite competition as they defeated Olympiakos 1-0 at home ground. De Superfizien retain a fierce rivals with Cambuur, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two teams.
It has to be noted that Heerenveen won the Dutch Cup in the 2008/09 season, with the team beating Twente on penalties in the title game. New Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech played for Heerenveen at the start of his senior career.