Every week in the 2020/21 season, Football-Oranje’s Michael Statham gives you his predictions and betting tips for each Dutch Eredivisie round.

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Friday, 30th April

Heracles Almelo v VVV-Venlo

Looking at VVV – who have lost 11 in a row – as well as rivals RKC, Willem II and Emmen, it’s easy to say that the Venlo outfit will now be relegated. They carry very little attacking threat, and even with Georgios Giakoumakis back from suspension, I don’t see a great deal of difference to this VVV side that lost 2-0 at Sparta. In my view, Heracles will put on a better performance here than their defeat to Emmen to get all three points. 2-0 | Tip: Home win.

Saturday, 1st May

Fortuna Sittard v FC Twente

It was good to see Fortuna return to winning ways last weekend, and they face a Twente side who have completely forgotten how to win – going almost half a season winning only once. It would take a surprise result for Twente to turn that around. 2-0 | Tip: Fortuna double chance.

RKC Waalwijk v AZ Alkmaar

RKC are still in trouble after losing to Willem II last Friday. AZ competed very well with Ajax in their loss on Sunday, but fell short to show that whilst AZ are a very strong Eredivisie outfit, they’ll need to really strengthen over the summer to be a genuine contender to Ajax again. Pascal Jansen’s side know a victory here will put them level on points with PSV in second before their match the next day, so the appetite will still be there. 1-2 | Tip: Over 2.5 goals.

Vitesse Arnhem v PEC Zwolle

Remarkably, last weekend, PEC Zwolle won back-to-back games for the first time this season. I think there’s a much better chance of them getting something from a fixture like this one now than at any other point this season. The players seem liberated since John Stegeman left the club. Vitesse are feeling the end of the season; some players may leave (Remko Pasveer confirmed a move to Ajax this week), but Thomas Letsch has the future in sight for a European run next season. Fourth place is still in their hands, but Vitesse have struggled in these must-win home games already this campaign. 1-0 | Tip: Under 3.5 goals.

FC Utrecht v Willem II

Willem II hauled themselves to three points with their fans back in the stadium last weekend. Unfortunately, there will be no supporters in any of the games this weekend. With Utrecht as good as qualified for the Europa Conference League play-offs, there’s little to play for now for them, so Willem II should be looking at this as a potential scalp and more points on the board. 1-1 | Tip: Both teams to score.

Sunday, 2nd May

ADO Den Haag v Feyenoord – LIVE on Premier Sports 2

I think this could be a lazy Sunday stroll for Feyenoord. I can’t see how relegation-threatened ADO can put their visitors under any kind of pressure unless there is a silly mistake – Feyenoord’s defenders are too composed. Feyenooord haven’t been great in attack this season, but they have more than enough to win in the Hague. 0-2 | Tip: Feyenoord +1.5 goals.

FC Groningen v Sparta Rotterdam

Two wins from nine doesn’t look great for Groningen heading into the Europa Conference League play-offs, but this is a nice fixture to put that right. I think this will be a low-scoring affair. 1-0 | Tip: Under 3.5 goals.

Ajax v FC Emmen – LIVE on Premier Sports 2

Ajax will make their Eredivisie title official this weekend with a victory over Emmen. The visitors are absolutely flying with five wins and three draws from their last eight fixtures, but this has a much different feel about it. Emmen will be brave in their attempt to gain more points, but Ajax will win in the end. 3-1 | Tip: Over 2.5 goals.

PSV v Heerenveen Delayed airing on Premier Sports 2

How PSV didn’t score more than one against Groningen last weekend is bizarre. Three goals were chalked off by VAR, including some very tight calls. Heerenveen are still very likely to be without star players Henk Veerman and Joey Veerman after they contracted coronavirus, which makes this more straight forward for PSV to stroll to victory. 2-0 | Tip: PSV team goals +1.5.

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How has Michael done so far?

Week 1: 6/8 results (including 2 correct scores) + 3/8 betting tips

Week 2: 5/9 results (including 1 correct score) + 6/9 (1 void) betting tips

Week 3: 3/9 results + 6/9 betting tips

Week 4: 2/8 results + 5/8 betting tips

Week 5: 2/9 results (and 1 correct score) + 5/9 (1 void) betting tips

Week 6: 1/9 results + 3/9 betting tips

Week 7: 6/9 results + 9/9 betting tips!

Week 8: 5/9 results (and 1 correct score) + 5/9 betting tips

Week 9: 5/9 results (and 1 correct score) + 4/9 (1 void) betting tips

Week 10: 7/9 results (and 3 correct scores) + 7/9 betting tips

Week 11: 5/9 results (and 2 correct scores) + 8/9 betting tips

Week 12: 2/9 results + 4/9 betting tips

Week 13: 4/9 results (and 1 correct score) + 6/9 betting tips

Week 14: 3/9 results (and 1 correct score) + 7/9 betting tips

Week 15: 1/9 results + 3/9 betting tips

Week 16: 2/9 results + 1/9 betting tips

Week 17: 6/9 results and 1 correct score + 5/8 (1 void) betting tips

Week 18: 5/9 results and 3 correct scores + 4/9 betting tips

Week 19: 6/9 results + 6/9 betting tips

Week 20: 2/9 results and 1 correct scores + 2/9 betting tips

Week 21: *snow cancellations – 1/5 results + 2/5 betting tips

Week 22: 5/9 results and 2 correct scores + 7/9 betting tips

Week 23: 6/9 results and 2 correct scores + 6/9 betting tips

Week 24: 5/9 results and 1 correct score + 3/9 betting tips

Week 25: 5/9 results and 1 correct score + 7/9 betting tips

Week 26: 3/9 results + 4/9 betting tips

Week 27: 3/9 results and 1 correct score + 3/9 betting tips

Week 28: 5/9 results + 4/9 betting tips

Week 29: 5/9 results and 2 correct scores + 5/9 betting tips

Week 30: 3/9 results + 4/9 betting tips




Michael Statham (629 Posts)

Writer/interviewer/YouTuber for Football-Oranje. Massive Dutch football fan from the UK. Follow me @EredivisieMike & subscribe to Football-Oranje on YouTube.