Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Following a hard-fought 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen, Twente will look to impress in their first home game of the season when they take on Fortuna Sittard on Sunday. The Reds kicked off their Conference League campaign in style as well, with the team beating Cukaricki 3-1 in Belgrade, and it is no wonder they are seen as favouites to defeat Fortuna on home soil. Sem Steijn, who scored a late winner at NEC, is pushing for a start, while both Wout Brama and Dimitrios Limnios remain in the recovery room.
The visitors, on the other hand, suffered a 3-2 loss to reigning champions Ajax in their opener, but their display was anything but poor. Fortuna Sittard obviously want to play an important role in the Eredivisie this season, but they should not be looking for points at De Grolsch Veste as Twente are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Experienced Turkey attacker Burak Yilmaz is widely expected to return to the starting XI after scoring a beautiful goal from the free-kick against Ajax.
Highlighted Player (Andreas Samaris):
Greece international midfielder Andreas Samaris began his career playing for Panachaiki before his spells with Panionios and Olympiakos. SL Benfica is the first international experience for the 27-year-old player who arrived in Portugal in 2014.
A full international since 2013, Samaris represented Greece at the 2014 FIFA World Cup during which he managed to make his presence known and earn a move abroad. Andreas Samaris operates as a central midfield but is capable of filling in defensive midfielder role. Greek international was the mainstay for Benfica during his first two seasons at the club managing 46 Primeira Liga appearances during the period. He also added 12 Champions League appearances.
Andreas Samaras helped Benfica win two Primeira Liga titles, two Taca da Liga trophies and one Super Cup. Greek international was the regular performer for his national team during the unsuccessful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with ten games to his name.