Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sparta Rotterdam will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Excelsior and Cambuur when they take on RKC Waalwijk in the Eredivisie round 18. The Rotterdammers impressed in their last league match, and, as a result, the odds for home win have been dropping. Jonathan De Guzman is a major doubt, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Tuesday’s clash.
Joseph Oosting’s troops, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Volendam, but seeing that Sparta have been impressive on home soil this term, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. As for the visiting side, Iliass Bel Hassani is back from suspension, while fellow midfielder Julen Lobete faces race against clock to be fit for the midweek clash.
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 (Waalwijk):
RKC Waalwijk is a Dutch club that competes in the Eredivisie. RKC returned to the Dutch top flight in the 2019/20 season, and they were more than fortunate not to suffer relegation back to Eerste Divisie. Fred Grim’s men were stuck at the bottom of the table when the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, they did not drop to the Dutch second tier. RKC play home games at Mandemakers Stadion, the venue which can hold only 7,500 spectators. RKC Waalwijk are well known for their yellow shirts with blue strips, but their away kit is mainly black. The Mandemakers Stadion outfit have never won the national championship.
RKC, though, represented the Netherlands in European competitions in the past, with team taking part in Intertoto Cup on four occasions. Willem II are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Brabantse derby.