Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
MAC³PARK Stadion will host Saturday’s Eredivisie game between Zwolle and Heerenveen, the two teams who are almost level on points in the standings. Zwolle are only three points behind the playoffs berth, but you should know that they have already suffered five defeats at home so far this season. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Lennart Thy, who scored a brace in a 2-2 draw with fallen Dutch powerhouse Ajax before the winter break, while midfielder Garcia MacNulty misses out through suspension.
Heerenveen, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Volendam. As the visitors will go for a victory in the round 17 clash as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. It has to be noted, though, that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of the last four meetings between the two sides.
Highlighted Team (Zwolle):
Founded on June 12, 1910, PEC Zwolle is a Dutch football club which competes in the Eredivisie. Zwolle have yet to win the national championship, but they did remarkably well to lift the Dutch Cup trophy in 2014. Ron Jans’s troops impressed in the title game, with the team rolling over Dutch giants Ajax 5-1.
The Blauwingers play their home games at MACPARK Stadion, the venue with the capacity of 14,000 people. The multi-use stadium was opened on August 29, 2009. Zwolle’s home kit is blue and white, while the colour of their away jersey is green and white. In the 2014/15 season the Blauwingers represented the Netherlands in the Europa League, with the team losing to Sparta Prague in the play-off round.
The likes of Henk Timmer (237), Johan Hansma (231), Bert Konterman (219), Arne Slot (208), and Jasper Drost (182) are the players with the most league appearances for the club. Go Ahead Eagles are considered the club’s biggest rivals as both teams are located at the river Ijssel.