Two teams struggling for results meet when VVV-Venlo host Feyenoord in the 12th round of Eredivisie 2019-20 season at De Koel (Covebo Stadion), on Sunday evening.
Indeed, the hosts are in dire need of a win after a run of five straight defeat which has left them in the relegation zone. In fact, we have to go back to September 14th for Venlo’s last league win. John Yeboah and Evert Linthorst scored on either side of Ajdin Hrustic’s strike to give Venlo their 3rd win of the season.
What would worry head coach Robert Maaskant more is the apparent lack of goals in his team. Venlo have scored just three times in the last seven league games, failing to score in four matches.
Feyenoord are also enduring a very difficult season. Jaap Stam stepped down from his managerial position following a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of defending champions Ajax last weekend.
Former Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has been given the reins for the rest of the season, and his immediate job will be to address the leaky defence. Feyenoord have shipped in 13 goals in the last four games, and 6 in the last two.
Match Timing: November 03, Sunday at 07:00 PM
Venue: Covebo Stadion, in Venlo, Netherlands
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Recent form (Last six matches)
VVV-Venlo – D D W L W W
Feyenoord – W W L D L L
VVV-Venlo vs Feyenoord team News:
No fresh injury concerns for the host ahead of this match. Nineteen-year-old goalkeeper Bram Verbong is the only player on Venlo’s injury list at the moment.
Likely changes from the home side:
Johnatan Opoku scored came off the bench to score his side’s only goal in the 4-1 defeat at Fortuna Sittard. Robert Maaskant may reward him with a start against Feyenoord. Either Haji Wright or Richard Neudecker could drop down to the bench. Samuel Scheimann should start ahead of Roel Janssen at left-back.
Dutch centre-back Sven van Beek remains out with a long-term injury. The 25-year-old is yet to feature for Feyenoord this season.
Meanwhile, right-back Edgar le, who is on-loan from Turkish side Trabzonspor for the 2019-20 season, has been ruled out with an ankle injury.
It’s not clear what formation new manager Dick Advocaat would go with in his first game.
VVV-Venlo vs Feyenoord probable playing 11:
VVV-Venlo: Thorsten Kirschbaum (GK), Roel Janssen, Nils Roseler, Steffen Schafer, Tobias Pachonik, Richard Neudecker, Lee Cattermole, Danny Post, Peter van Ooijen, Haji Wright, John Yeboah
Feyenoord: Kenneth Vermeer (GK), Rick Karsdorp, Eric Botteghin, Marcos Senesi, Ridgeciano Haps, Renato Hapia, Leroy Fer, Steven Berghuis, Jens Toornstra, Luis Sinisterra, Nicolai Jorgensen
Steven Berghuis: The 27-year-old is the leading goal scorer for Feyenoord this season. He has two assists to his name as well.
Johnatan Opoku: He has done wonderfully well in the limited opportunities manager has given him this season.
Evert Linthorst: Venlo put their faith on their in-form attacking midfielder Evert Linthorst, who has scored the most goals for Venlo this season.
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VNO vs FEY Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
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