Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
All eyes will be on Philips Stadion when PSV and Twente face each other in the Eredivisie round 21. PSV aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Feyenoord, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Twente in Saturday’s clash. Even though Gakpo, Gotze, Ledezma, Madueke, Romero, and Viergever are likely to miss the game with injuries, home win should be considered as PSV are seven points behind Ajax in the Eredivisie standings.
The Tukkers, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures. Twente have been producing fine displays on the travels this season, but given the importance of the match for PSV, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the title-chasing side. The likes of Brama, Cerny, and Oosterwolde are all likely to miss the game through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Lam):
Thomas Lam is a footballer who can play as both centre back and defensive midfielder. Lam was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 18 December, 1993, but seeing that his mother is Finnish, he was eligible to play for the Finland national team.
After making 11 appearances for the Finland U21 team, he made his debut for the senior team on 9 June, 2015, in a friendly against Estonia. He started the game, but the Finns suffered a 2-0 loss to the Estonians in Turku. Speaking of his club career, Thomas Lam played for AZ Alkmaar between 2011 and 2014 and then he joined fellow Eredivisie side Zwolle.
The 188-cm-tall footballer scored four goals in 64 appearances for the club and in July 2016 he signed a contract with Nottingham Forest. Lam won the KVNB Cup with AZ Alkmaar in 2013 and he was named Promising Player of the Year in 2011. His agent is world-famous Mino Raiola and his contract with Forest expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.