Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sparta Rotterdam and NEC Nijmegen square off against each other at Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel in the Eredivisie round 5. The Rotterdammers desperately needed a win against Fortuna Sittard, and they managed to get one. Sparta did well to record their first triumph of the process, which undisputedly gave them a confidence boost. Since head coach Henk Fraser should have a full squad to choose from, we are positive that the hosts will find the net in Friday’s game.
NEC, on the other hand, have been playing above expectations on their return to the Dutch top flight. The newcomers aim to retain their spot in top six, and given their fine form, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Both Mathias De Wolf and Rens Van Eijden are facing races against clock to be fit for the match.
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.