Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Utrecht will look to recover from a 3-0 loss to NEC Nijmegen when they take on Almere City on Matchday 7. Utrecht made a slow start to the season, with the team already suffering five defeats in the process, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course in the national championship. Both Anthony Descotte and Jens Toornstra will be assessed ahead of the kick-off as the duo has been struggling through illness of late, while Zidane Iqbal remains in the recovery room.
The newcomers, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level, with the team collecting only one point in total in the new Eredivisie campaign and given their shaky defence, home win should definitely be considered. Comoros international Faiz Mattoir continues to miss out with injury for the visiting team.
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.