Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Vitesse will be aiming to build on a 2-1 win over Emmen when they face Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie round 13. The Vitas are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen remains on the sidelines with injury, while defender Mitchell Dijks is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Rotterdammers, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 3-1 win over Fortuna Sittard, with the team quickly bouncing back from a 3-1 loss to Utrecht. Sparta, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on Philip Cocu’s charges. As for the away side, both Omar Rekik and Jonathan De Guzman are major doubts, while fellow midfielder Younes Namil has yet to recovery from a knee injury.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Meijers):
After spending his youth career at AVV Andijk and FC Volendam, Aaron Meijers continued playing for the Palingboeren at senior level. After scoring four goals in 124 league appearances for Volendam, the pacey left back joined fellow Dutch outfit RKC Waalwijk in 2010.
Aaaron Meijers quickly established himself as a first-team regular at RKC, but after playing 62 games in the league for the Yellow and Blues, he moved to ADO Den Haag in 2012. The Dutch footballer made his ADO Den Haag debut on August 12, 2012 in a 2-2 draw with Vitesse, and he has been playing for De Ooievaars ever since.
Aaaron Meijers was born in Delft, Netherlands on October 28, 1987. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as central midfielder and left winger as well. His preferred foot is left, and he has a contract with ADO Den Haag until June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Sparta Rotterdam):
Founded back on April 1, 1888, Sparta Rotterdam is considered one of the oldest clubs in the Netherlands. De Kasteelheren (the Castle Lords) welcome their opponents at Het Kasteel, and they have a great rivalry with Feyenoord. Yet another Rotterdam club Excelsior are considered Sparta’s fierce rivals as well.
Sparta Rotterdam wear white shirts with red strips when playing on home soil, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. De Kasteelheren have won six Eredivisie trophies. Sparta were the dominant force in the Dutch football in the 1910s, with the team winning their last league title in the 1958/59 season.
De Kasteelheren have won three Dutch Cup trophies as well (1957/58, 1961/62, 1965/66). In the 1985/86 season Sparta last participated in the UEFA Cup, with the team beating Hamburger SC in round 1, while suffering elimination to Borussia Monchengladbach in the second round. Sparta’s stadium Het Kasteel can hold up to 11,926 spectators.