Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
De Grolsch Veste will host Sunday’s football game between Twente and Utrecht, the two teams who are eyeing a top-eight finish. Twente aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Vitesse and Zwolle, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Utrecht. The Tukkers failed to turn their dominance into goals in the defeat to Zwolle, and, no doubt, they are capable of matching Utrecht at home ground. Brama, Cerny, and Pleguezuelo have been struggling with injuries of late, and the trio is unlikely to feature in Sunday’s clash.
Rene Hake’s charges, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Feyenoord. Utrecht are on a five-game winning run on the road, but beating Twente at De Grolsch Veste is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. Akmum, Hoogma, Mahi, Mamengi, and Ramselaar are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Joel Drommel):
Born on November 16, 1996, Joel Drommel is a Dutch footballer who plays for Twente as a goalkeeper. Drommel played for IJsselmeervogels youth team when Twente scouts spotted him. The shot-stopper was immediately brought to Enschede, and he has been playing for the Reds ever since.
He made his Eredivisie debut in September 2015 in a 2-2 draw with Ajax. Joel Drommel has 18 appearances with Jong FC Twente as well. Speaking of his international career, the talented goalkeeper has four caps with the Netherlands U21 team. He represented the Oranje at the UEFA U21 Championship in Italy 2019, making two appearances at the tournament.
It has to be noted that Joel Drommel used to play as a midfielder before turning goalkeeper. His fother Piet-Jan Drommel was a footballer as well, playing for the like of AZ Alkmaar and SC Telstar during his career. Joel Drommel is 193cm tall.
Highlighted Team (Utrecht):
Established on July 1, 1970, Utrecht is a Dutch club that competes in the Eredivisie. The club was founded as a merger of VV DOS, USV Elinkwijk, and Velox, and it has to be noted that VV DOS did well to win the Eredivisie trophy back in 1958.
Utrecht, on the other hand, have yet to win the national championship, but they have lifted three KNVB Cup trophies (1984/85, 2002/03, 2003/04). Leo van Veen is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 153 goals. Speaking of the club’s colours, they were white and red shirts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Due to the hooligan clashes, Utrecht have a rivalry with Dutch giants Ajax. The games between the two clubs have always been very tense on the field. Utrecht welcome their rivals at Stadion Galgenwaard, the venue which can hold up to 23,750 people. The stadium was opened back in May 1936.