Each week within the 2022/23 season, Soccer-Oranje’s Michael Statham offers you his previews and predictions for every Dutch Eredivisie spherical.
- by Michael Statham
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Friday, twentieth January
Excelsior v FC Volendam
Excelsior have begun to adapt the way in which they play within the Eredivisie. Because the winter break, they’ve performed in two 1-0 league video games, one win and one loss. There’s a clear try to tighten issues up. Cup video games apart, Excelsior haven’t conceded greater than as soon as at house since August, too.
In the meantime, it’s back-to-back wins for Volendam, who’ve doubled their factors tally for the entire season since returning to motion. I anticipate one other good efficiency from the guests.
Saturday, twenty first January
NEC Nijmegen v FC Emmen
NEC are with out playmaker Oussama Tannane for this one, which might add to this one being a low-scoring affair. The hosts aren’t recognized for his or her aim gluts.
Emmen dominated their 0-0 draw with Cambuur, however it was one other alternative misplaced for 3 factors. A win right here can be a bonus.
PSV v Vitesse Arnhem
How on Earth did PSV let their lead slip at Fortuna? 1-0 down earlier than completely dominating proceedings to go 1-2 in entrance, however then a careless error late within the recreation meant they dropped factors unnecessarily.
This one is extra straight ahead in entrance of their house followers. While Sparta have been profitable at retaining PSV at arm’s size, Vitesse will not do it for an entire 90+ minutes.
Cambuur v Sparta Rotterdam
After Volendam’s mini revival, it’s important to admit that it is Cambuur who’re the weakest Eredivisie facet in the intervening time.
Sparta earned their last-minute 1-0 winner within the Rotterdam derby, which continues their effective season within the high six. Away from house they don’t seem to be fairly as assured, however they are going to create sufficient possibilities right here to at the very least rating.
RKC Waalwijk v Go Forward Eagles
I discover that RKC are off the boil in the intervening time, so we have now reverse ends of the shape scale.
Go Forward are nonetheless clinging on to their extraordinarily lengthy unbeaten league run, and I think it will stretch even additional right here given the threats they’ve in assault, such because the in-form Bobby Adekanye.
Sunday, twenty second January
Heerenveen v FC Groningen
Heerenveen did not create sufficient alternatives towards AZ final outing, so I used to be a bit upset that they could not give a greater account of the great season they have been having.
That stated, Heerenveen are the third lowest scorers within the league, so we might anticipate a recreation low on objectives right here, particularly if struggling Groningen sit deep towards stronger opposition. It’s a derby in spite of everything, and followers will not wish to lose.
Feyenoord v Ajax
There is not a greater time to play Ajax, who appears to be getting worse beneath Alfred Schreuder. One way or the other the top coach continues to be in a job regardless of followers calling for him to go away.
Feyenoord have nearly the alternative on the high of their membership. Arne Slot will get rave evaluations for the way in which he coaches his facet tactically and motivationally. They might go eight factors away from Ajax with a win right here.
The environment shall be vicious in De Kuip and an necessary think about a Feyenoord win, I believe.
FC Twente v FC Utrecht
Twente wished to stake their declare to be within the title race by placing in an excellent efficiency at Ajax final weekend. Did they obtain that? Whereas some extent in Amsterdam is spectacular, they did play for a very long time towards ten males and have sufficient of the ball to create the probabilities. Firstly, they rapidly hit the body of the aim twice, however after that, they didn’t create any significant openings.
I stand by my determination to say that Twente shall be comfortably in fifth place come the top of the marketing campaign and an excellent shout for the Dutch Cup. They’re imperious at house, and that is one other recreation I’d anticipate them to win.
AZ Alkmaar v Fortuna Sittard
AZ choose the video games that are extra 50:50. They get more room on the counter assault to harm groups. Taking part in matches at house that they’re anticipated to win is tougher for them; they’ve gained solely three out of seven league house video games (and a kind of was to Ajax, proving my level additional).
If it is an AZ win, it is going to be an in depth one.
How has Michael bought on up to now?
Week 1: 6/9 outcomes + 8/9 bets
Week 2: 2/9 outcomes + 6/9 bets
Week 3: 4/6 outcomes + 3/4 bets
Week 4: 4/9 outcomes + 2/4 bets
Week 5: 4/9 outcomes and 1 appropriate rating + 3/4 bets
Week 6: 5/9 outcomes and 1 appropriate rating + 2/4 bets
Week 7: 2/9 outcomes and 1 appropriate rating + 1/4 bets
Week 8: 5/9 outcomes and 1 appropriate rating + 3/4 bets
Week 9: 2/9 outcomes + 3/4 bets
Week 10: 4/9 outcomes + 4/4 bets
Week 11: 4/9 outcomes and 1 appropriate rating + 2/4 bets
Week 12: 5/7 outcomes + 4/4 bets
Week 13: 3/9 outcomes + 4/4 bets
Week 14: 5/9 outcomes + 2/4 bets
Week 15: 2/9 outcomes and a couple of appropriate scores + 3/4 bets
Week 16: 5/9 outcomes + 2/4 bets