Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sunday’s football game at Mandemakers Stadion pits together RKC and Feyenoord, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2022/2023 season. RKC’s main goal is to secure yet another top flight survival, while Feyenoord are eyeing a spot in the Champions League. The hosts have drawn each of their first two games of the season, and, no doubt, they would be happy with the share of spoils against the Rotterdammers as well. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Matchday 3.
The visitors, on the other hand, dropped two points in a goalless draw with Heerenveen, but given their display in a 5-2 crushing of Vitesse, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting side. Feyenoord midfielder Mats Wieffer is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, while defender Marcos Lopez is out of contention due to personal reasons.
Highlighted Player (Vurnon Anita):
Vurnon Anita is yet another product of famous Ajax youth football academy. The defensive midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Eredivisie outfit as he played for the first team from 2006 to 2012. During the 2011/2012 season Anita was on Newcastle United’s radar, but Ajax chiefs rejected Newcastle’s first bid for the player.
Nonetheless, the two clubs eventually came to an agreement and the Dutch footballer moved to St. James’ Park in the summer of 2012. Vurnon Anita signed for the Magpies for a fee of £6.7 million and he made his Newcastle debut on August 18, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the opening game of the season.
After making 133 appearances in the league for the Magpies, Anita joined Leeds United on July 6, 2017, signing a three-year deal with the Championship club. Vurnon Anita made his debut for Netherlands in a 2-1 win over Mexico in May, 2010. His main position is defensive midfield, but he can play as a full-back as well.
Highlighted Team (Feyenoord):
Back in 1908 football club Wilhemina was founded in the pub De Vereeniging and they played their home games in blue-sleeved red shirts and white shorts. The club’s name was changed to Hillesluise in 1909 and soon they became RVV Celeritas.
Finally, in 1912 the club got a name SC Feijenoord. Feyenoord won their first Eredivisie trophy in 1924 and 75 years later they clinched their 14th domestic trophy, finishing the season 15 points clear of second-placed Willem II. De Trots van Zuid play their home games at De Kuip and the capacity of the venue is 51 117.
The club’s fiercest rivals are Ajax and the two teams face each other in der Klassieker. The likes of Craig Bellamy, Gerrard Fox, Wouter Bos and Raemon Sluiter are notable supporters of the club. It is well known that football legends Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit and Peter Houtman all played for Feyenoord in the past. De Trots van Zuid play their home games in red-white shirts and black shorts.