Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sparta Rotterdam have been improving their game week by week and will try to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face NEC Nijmegen. The hosts have been performing above all expectations in the first half of the season, with the team climbing to 6th place thanks to a 3-1 win over FC Emmen. Vito van Crooij will pose a big threat to the opposition back-line, as he scored three goals in the last three home games for the Castle Lords. Both Tim Coremans and Laurent Jans will probably miss this match, whilst Shurandy Sambo is out of contention through suspension.
The visitors, on the other hand, have drawn each of their last seven league fixtures, and are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s match. However, Sparta have won four times in their last five head-to-head matches against NEC on home soil, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on Maurice Stejin’s charges. Both Joris Kramer and Jordy Bruijn remain in the treatment room, while Philippe Sandler is rated doubtful.
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.