Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sparta Rotterdam will be aiming to stay in top eight when they welcome Zwolle to their Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel on Matchday 20. The Rotterdammers failed to win the previous four home games, with the team collecting only one point in total from those matches, but they are still seen as favourites to pick up all three points from Sunday’s encounter. Jeroen Rijsdijk should have a full squad to choose from for the round 20 clash.
Johnny Jansen’s troops, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Vitesse. The Bluefingers are undefeated in the previous four league matches and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Odysseus Velanas limped off with injury in the last league match, with Damian van der Haar likely to step up.
Highlighted Team (Zwolle):
Founded on June 12, 1910, PEC Zwolle is a Dutch football club which competes in the Eredivisie. Zwolle have yet to win the national championship, but they did remarkably well to lift the Dutch Cup trophy in 2014. Ron Jans’s troops impressed in the title game, with the team rolling over Dutch giants Ajax 5-1.
The Blauwingers play their home games at MACPARK Stadion, the venue with the capacity of 14,000 people. The multi-use stadium was opened on August 29, 2009. Zwolle’s home kit is blue and white, while the colour of their away jersey is green and white. In the 2014/15 season the Blauwingers represented the Netherlands in the Europa League, with the team losing to Sparta Prague in the play-off round.
The likes of Henk Timmer (237), Johan Hansma (231), Bert Konterman (219), Arne Slot (208), and Jasper Drost (182) are the players with the most league appearances for the club. Go Ahead Eagles are considered the club’s biggest rivals as both teams are located at the river Ijssel.