Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Saturday’s football game at Mandemakers Stadion pits together RKC Waalwijk and PSV, the two teams who sit in the top half of the table. RKC are eyeing a spot in European competitions, and their performance in a 4-1 win over Heerenveen is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of PSV. Both Jozefzoon and Oukili are pushing for a start after the duo helped Joseph Oosting’s troops pick up all three points from the last league match, while defender Shawn Adewoye is banned for the match.
PSV, on the other hand, aim to stay in the title race, and we are positive that the visitors will go all guns blazing at RKC. Since PSV defeated RKC in each of their last six meetings in the Eredivisie, we are tempted to put our money on the title-chasing visitors. January signing Thorgan Hazard has yet to overcome a muscle problem, while Anwar El-Ghazi is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Ibrahim Sangaré):
Ibrahim Sangare is an Ivorian professional football player who plays for Toulouse in the first tier of French Football. Standing at 1.91m, the defensive midfielder is known for his "big presence" and " tackling."Sangare started his youth career with Ivorian clubs Tout Koumassi and AS Duenguele and spent a cumulative of five years with the clubs.
In 2016, he left Ivory Coast to join the French club Toulouse FC on an initial one year contract, which later extended to five years. After spending his first few months in the reserve team, Sangare broke into the first team set up as the season progressed. He made his professional debut on the 22nd of October, 2016, in Toulouse's 0-0 league draw with SCO Angers.
As of today, Sangare made 66 appearances for the club in all competitions. Born on the 2nd of December 1997, the 21-year-old has represented Ivory Coast at the under-23 level and the senior level, debuting for both in the year 2015.
Highlighted Team (Waalwijk):
RKC Waalwijk is a Dutch club that competes in the Eredivisie. RKC returned to the Dutch top flight in the 2019/20 season, and they were more than fortunate not to suffer relegation back to Eerste Divisie. Fred Grim’s men were stuck at the bottom of the table when the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, they did not drop to the Dutch second tier. RKC play home games at Mandemakers Stadion, the venue which can hold only 7,500 spectators. RKC Waalwijk are well known for their yellow shirts with blue strips, but their away kit is mainly black. The Mandemakers Stadion outfit have never won the national championship.
RKC, though, represented the Netherlands in European competitions in the past, with team taking part in Intertoto Cup on four occasions. Willem II are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Brabantse derby.