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, 19th March

Heerenveen v FC Twente

Both sides were poor last weekend, losing 3-1 and 4-1 respectively. Twente will be encouraged by their second half away at AZ, and they should also be buoyed by Heerenveen’s topsy-turvy form. It seems as though Heerenveen’s new-look creative midfield is performing below its potential. Ron Jans is a better coach than Johnny Jansen, and that could make the difference here. 1-2 | Tip: Both teams to score.

Saturday, 20th March

Fortuna Sittard v FC Utrecht

Fortuna are now in the run for a Europa League Conference play-off place. Some players in their team are giving their best displays of the season at a good moment, including midfielder Ralf Seuntjens – a driving force of their great run. It’s a significant game for Utrecht then who will want to win to push Fortuna away from the play-off spots. Hopefully we get an open game. I wonder what Fortuna’s plan will be to deal with Adam Maher, who has quietly been brilliant in Utrecht’s midfield. 2-2 | Tip: Over 2.5 goals.

Feyenoord v FC Emmen – Delayed airing on Premier Sports 2

Emmen have picked up eight points from the last four games but they will need a monumental effort should they wish to survive relegation. Whilst they have improved, Feyenoord will surely provide a bigger test. I was pleasantly surprised by Feyenoord’s chance creation in the first half at PSV. Luis Sinisterra was a big part of that, but he still needs more sharpness in front of goal as he returns to fitness from his long-term injury. 2-0 | Tip: Feyenoord -1.5 Asian handicap.

RKC Waalwijk v FC Groningen

Groningen were on the cusp of gate-crashing the top five, but now have only one win in five. They are still a better team than RKC, who struggle for goals. 1-2 | Tip: Under 3.5 goals.

Sunday, 21st March

PEC Zwolle v VVV-Venlo

PEC Zwolle just want to see the end of the season now and rebuild for the next one. They’re picking up a win every now and again which is preventing them sliding towards the drop zone, which is actually what VVV are doing right now, having lost seven league games in a row. So the stakes are high, but VVV’s reliance upon Georgios Giakoumakis is staggering; without his influence they would be certainly amongst the bottom two, hence why head coach Hans De Koning was sacked this week. I think PEC will make the most of the uncertainty of the visitors. 2-1 | Tip: PEC Zwolle double chance.

Vitesse Arnhem v Willem II

On the back of four straight wins, Vitesse have returned to the hunt for the top two. After his red card, Richedly Bazoer is suspended, but Oussama Tannane and Matus Bero will be available again. Not that it mattered anyway because they were deserved winners over Utrecht. Willem II are nearly above the dotted red line to safety; an impressive turn-around after those heavy defeats to Feyenoord and Utrecht. Therefore this one is tough to predict, but I do think Willem II will keep this form going now until the end of the campaign. 1-1 | Tip: Willem II double chance.

AZ Alkmaar v PSV – Delayed airing on Premier Sports 1

This half of the Eredivisie season seems to throw up a topper almost every weekend. Of course, at the start of the season, the KNVB planned to put these fixtures in the later months of the season in the hope that fans could be allowed back into stadiums. I don’t think the lack of fans has affected the quality of these top matches too badly at all. This should be another cracking game between two sides who are becoming reputable for being open and attacking. PSV will rely on the magic from Mario Gotze and Eran Zahavi, as well as the pace and trickery of Donyell Malen, Cody Gakpo and Noni Madueke, once they beat the AZ press in midfield. AZ though have many qualities of their own, and Calvin Stengs was particularly prominent last weekend for the way he weaved past Twente defenders. 2-2 | Tip: Over 2.5 goals.

Heracles Almelo v Sparta Rotterdam

Heracles can sense their opportunity to get into the Europa League Conference play-offs. Rai Vloet is back amongst the goals, and you’ve got players like Delano Burgzorg and Luca De La Torre who are ever developing into decent quality players for the side. I think Heracles will be strong favourites. 2-0 | Tip: Home win.

Ajax v ADO Den Haag Delayed airing on Premier Sports 2

Even after a game in Switzerland on Thursday, Ajax will have no problems against ADO. The visitors don’t have the pace or craft to create enough opportunities in the ArenA. 4-0 | Tip: Ajax -1.5 Asian handicap.

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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




Michael Statham (567 Posts)

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