Feyenoord has to be charged from 8:45 PM on Saturday for the defeat against fellow townsman Excelsior last weekend. The team from Rotterdam suffered a painful fall in Kralingen and had the chance to make De Graafschap forget the defeat. A win over the Super farmers is a necessity.
Feyenoord has a very changeable season. In De Kuip, De Trots van Zuid plays against top teams PSV and Ajax, convincing and aggressive football, while the team looks smaller and less inspirational against smaller clubs. That provides a roller coaster of results; twelve wins, three draws and five defeats. The first match of the season against De Graafschap was immediately lost and after that Ajax, Fortuna Sittard, PEC Zwolle and Excelsior also proved too strong. Especially in matches, the team of coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst is not at home; only three times did Feyenoord take the full booty to Rotterdam. A top club of unworthy statistics.
Feyenoord plays at home on Saturday and that makes a big difference. In the De Kuip the team goes the extra mile and the audience helps the players to the dead end. Robin van Persie is leading the fight. The striker looks fit and reaches his level every week, with which he withdraws from the malaise of the team. Van Persie scored eleven goals in sixteen games; that while he was pulled nine times early to the side. Every 110 minutes, the all-time top scorer of Orange makes a goal, with which he has the highest scoring percentage of all Premier League players after Luuk de Jong and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Great statistics for the 35-year-old 102-time international.
De Graafschap has a good feeling after the winter break. At home there were two big wins against Fortuna Sittard (5-1) and NAC Breda (3-0). In between Henk de Jong's team lost 2-0 to Excelsior.
The most striking name in those competitions was Youssef El Jebli. The Dutch Moroccan scored three times in the last three games, including two goals from direct free kicks. In De Kuip, De Graafschap withdraws en masse and hopes for an outbreak. The Super farmers lack the quality and the power to actually create danger in the Rotterdam penalty area. In addition, Feyenoord is after rehabilitation and three points are the only answer.
De Graafschap: 26.00
Feyenoord wins 3-0: 7.50
Halftime score 2-0 for Feyenoord: 4.60
Feyenoord wins and receives no goal goal: 1.87
De Graafschap: 20.00
Feyenoord wins 3-0: 7.28
Halftime score 2-0 for Feyenoord: 4.04
Feyenoord wins and receives no goal goal: 1.93
De Graafschap: 7 p.m.
Feyenoord wins 3-0: 8.00
Halftime score 2-0 for Feyenoord: 4.75
Feyenoord wins and receives no goal goal: 1.95