It’s top versus bottom this week as highflying Feyenoord travel to lowly Den Haag for a clash that should be on every Eredivisie betting tipster’s combination bet.
ADO Den Haag v Feyenoord
Feyenoord are 1.40 to beat rock-bottom Den Haag and should do so without conceding. They are rampant right now, while ADO have plummeted like a stone.But few of us would have predicted this match-up would be so uneven at the start of the season.
Both Den Haag and Feyenoord came out of the blocks with three straight wins to start to season, Feyenoord smashed Groningen before beating Twente and Heracles without conceding. There are high sprits in De Kuip. But likewise was confidence flowing at ADO. They beat Go Ahead Eagles 3-0 on the opening weekend and they claimed 2-1 away victories at Vitesse and Excelsior.
But after that came a run of eight games in which only two points were picked up. And, in the subsequent 11 Eredivisie games, ADO have earned just six further points. Feyenoord, meanwhile, have lost just once in the league all season and are five points ahead of Ajax in the title race.
So what went wrong at Den Haag? They finished 11th last season and looked like a team on the up. They signed what looked like decent talent in Ajax’s Sheraldo Becker and a new goalkeeper in Ernestas Setkus. But in reality the departures of players such as Thomas Kristensen and Vito Wormgoor didn’t help. Losing manager Henk Fraser to Vitesse was also a major blow, while replacement Zaljko Petrovic proved a disaster.
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Away from ADO, Ajax have regained their momentum and are continuing to press Feyenoord all the way for the title. They need three points at Vitesse to maintain their title challenge but could come unstuck, what with a trip to Legia Warsaw in the Europa League happening on Thursday. Does manager Peter Bosz change his side too much for the European clash? It will be interesting to see how the boss plays this but Vitesse could well get a result on Sunday off the back of it. They are 3.40 to draw.
Eindhoven are out of Europe and so a 1.16 win over NEC on Saturday should be fairly straightforward, even though their odds are almost too slim to worth bothering with unless you add them to a combination bet.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for drama then a relegation scrap between Roda and Go Ahead Eagles could be a cracker on Friday night. Go Ahead beat Roda 2-0 at home back in September in a tense match that produced few chances. Roda are 2.00 to win (mainly because they are at home) but both teams to score is not a bad option.