Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
De Grolsch Veste will be the centre of attention when Twente and PSV lock horns in a highly-anticipated Eredivisie game. The Reds have been producing fine displays in the national championship, with the team sitting in the Champions League berth ahead of Saturday’s showdown and they are surely capable of making life difficult for the league leaders. A man to watch in the home team will be talented midfielder Sem Steijn, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late, while Naci Unuvar remains doubtful.
PSV, on the other hand, aim to keep their 100% record intact in the 2023/2024 Eredivisie campaign, but seeing that Twente have turned their stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils in the Eredivisie derby. Summer recruit Noa Lang remains on the sidelines with injury, while both Mauro Junior and Armando Obispo are major doubts.
Highlighted Player (Luuk de Jong):
The 26-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is considered one of Europe’s deadliest strikers with his incredible return of goals in games he spends playing. Luuk de Jong began his football career at De Graafschap in 2008, but moved on to Twente only a year later.
The tally of 39 goals in 76 league appearances earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but his spell in Germany ended in disappointment. Bundesliga club attempted to revive his career by sending him out on loan to Newcastle United but his stint with the English club yielded even more disappointment and concluded in utter disaster with De Jong playing 12 games without scoring a single goal for the Magpies.
A return to Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven turned out to be a proper hit for the 26-year-old striker who has restored his scoring touch with more than 50 goals for the Boeren after less than 90 games.
Highlighted Team (Twente):
Based in the city of Enschede, Twente is a Dutch football club that welcomes their rivals at De Grolsch Veste. The venue was opened on May 10, 1998, and the capacity of the stadium is 30,205 people. The club was founded in 1965 as a merger of Sportsclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys.
The Reds did remarkably well to win the Eredivisie title in the 2009/10 season, with the team finishing the process only one point clear of Dutch giants Ajax. As a result, Twente booked their place in the Champions League group stages. The Reds did well to collect six points in their group, but that did not help them make it to the last 16.
Twente are well known for their red jerseys, but they wear dark blue shirts when playing on the travels. The Reds take on Heracles Almelo in the Twentse Derby. Sander Boshchker is leading Twente’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 653 goals on his account.