Feyenoord v Eindhoven is the pick of the games in the Eredivisie this weekend as the league leaders come up against the defending champions.
Eindhoven are still a long way off leapfrogging Feyenoord at the top of the table but a win in Rotterdam would certainly boost their efforts to achieving that goal.
Let’s take a look at this enticing fixture and where the best bets are to be had.
Feyenoord v Eindhoven head to head
Eindhoven may be the more recognisable of the two teams in world football but Feyenoord have flexed their muscles in recent years against their adversaries. Back in October 2010 Eindhoven beat Feyenoord 10-0 in one of the most shocking days in Dutch football history. Since then Feyenoord have hit back. Their record against Eindhoven reads W8 L4. This fixture is black and white — there is no room for draws anymore.
Eindhoven v Feyenoord last time out
Feyenoord are favourites heading into this match after they beat Eindhoven 1-0 away back in September. Eric Botteghin scored the winning for Feyenoord — just one of three goals he has managed all season. The strength in depth of Feyenoord’s squad is evident in how spread out their goalscorers are. Everyone chips in.
And Feyenoord are also clinical. Back in September they scored with their sole shot on target. Eindhoven had 15 goal attempts but still couldn't hit back.
Feyenoord v Eindhoven best bets
Eindhoven are not expected to win this match, so dominant have Feyenoord been in the league this season. But they could spring a surprise. Eindhoven have in recent weeks found their goalscoring touch, netting four against AZ and three against Utrecht this month. Defensively they have come loose a bit but that is all part of the manager’s efforts to boost their attacking prowess. They’re scoring more and conceding more than at the start of the season.
Both teams to score in De Kuip is therefore a good bet. What is furthermore worth betting on is Feyenoord to score in both halves. Almost half of Feyenoord’s Eredivisie goals have come in the opening 45 minutes. They like to get the job done quickly and will seek the opener against an Eindhoven side who will hope to defend and pinch a narrow win if possible.
Outside of this clash, there is plenty going on in the Eredivisie. Ajax could take advantage if Eindhoven beat Feyenoord by moving closer to the top of the league and should have no problem at home to Heracles. This is your banker on any combination bet.
Twente will hope a trip to ADO on Friday night offers them three points in their pursuit of a European finish this season, while don’t be surprised if Groningen v Utrecht yields +3.5 goals. There have been 18 goals scored in the last four games between the two sides.