Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
All eyes will be on GelreDome when Vitesse and PSV face each other in the Eredivisie derby. Vitesse quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Ajax, with the team recording back-to-back wins over Heracles and Den Haag in the previous two league fixtures, and, no doubt, the hosts are high on confidence ahead of the visit of PSV. Even though Oussama Tannane is sidelined through suspension, we are positive that the Vitas are going to grab something from the match.
The Rood-witten, on the other hand, aim to build on a routine 3-0 win over Zwolle. PSV are determined to put an end to Ajax’s dominance in the Eredivisie, but beating the high-flying Vitas on the road is easier said than done. The likes of Teze, and Zahavi are rated doubtful for the visitors as they were both tested positive for coronavirus. Anyhow, share of spoils is on the cards at GelreDome.
Highlighted Player (Riechedly Bazoer):
Despite playing for PSV during his youth career, Riechedly Bazoer made his Eredivisie debut with Ajax. The central midfielder who was born on 12 October, 1996 in Utrecht, scored his first goal for Ajax on 15 February, 2015 in a 4-2 victory over Twente.
Four days later he made his European debut with the Amsterdammers, taking part in a 1-0 win over Legia in the Europa League. Bazoer scored five goals in 29 league appearances for Ajax in the 2015/2016 season, but he failed to win the domestic trophy with Frank de Boer’s troops.
Speaking of his international career, Bazoer has two caps for Netherlands U21 team and he made his debut for the first team on 13 November, 2015 against Wales. It has to be noted that he came as a late substitute in the 3-2 victory over the Dragons. Back in 2012 the right-footed midfielder won the UEFA U17 European Championship with the Dutch national team.
Highlighted Team (PSV):
Based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, PSV is a professional football club competing the top flight of the Dutch football, Eredivisie. PSV play their home games at the Phillips Stadium which can accommodate 35,000 people. Over the course of its 100-year-old history, PSV has become one of the country’s Big Three clubs that has dominated Eredivisie along with Ajax and Feyenoord.
Known as a stepping stone for future world-class stars, PSV propelled the likes of Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romario, Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy and most recently Arjen Robben. The Boeren (Peasants) as they call themselves take pride in Eindhoven’s status of being a provincial city and never hide their Brabantian heritage which allow them to enjoy their uniqueness in the company of more prominent clubs from Dutch big cities.
The Peasants boast 23 domestic league titles and 9 KNVB Cup trophies. They have also managed two major European titles – European Cup in 1987-88 and UEFA Cup in 1977-78.