Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Volendam will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Feyenoord when they take on Fortuna Sittard at Kras Stadion. Volendam continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their third consecutive win on home soil. Since Wim Jonk’s men produced a fine display in a 2-1 loss at league leaders Feyenoord, home win should be considered. Xavier Mbuyamba is banned for the match, as well as fellow midfielder Gaetano Oristanio.
Fortuna, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems in a 3-0 loss to Twente. Since Volendam have been in a fine form of late, we do not believe that Julio Velazquez’s troops are capable of grabbing something from the match. As for the visiting side, there are no fresh injury worries ahead of Friday’s clash.
Highlighted Team (Sittard):
Fortuna Sittard is one of the newer additions to Dutch football as the club was founded on July 1, 1968. During the 1990s talented footballers such as Kevin Hofland, Mark van Bommel, and Fernando Ricksen played for the club, but they failed to close the gap between Dutch giants Ajax and PSV. In 1999, though, the Fortunezen did well to make it to the Dutch Cup final, with the team facing Ajax in the title game.
Amsterdammers defeated Fortuna Sittard 2-0 at De Kuip, with Jesper Gronkjaer scoring a brace. Fortuna Sittard players wear yellow shirts and green shorts when playing at home, while their away kit is white. The Fortunezen host their rivals at Fortuna Sittard Stadion. The venue was built in 1999, and it can hold up to 12,500 spectators.
Aforementioned midfielder Mark Van Bommel is the most notable footballer who played for the club. After ending his spell with Fortuna Sittard in 1999, Mark van Bommel played for the likes of PSV, Barcelona, Bayern Munchen, and Milan.