Welcome to a new feature, the Eredivisie Bet Of The Week. Will Burns selects his best bet for the weekend’s action and we take our first venture into the goalscorer markets.
PSV vs. FC EMMEN
Phillips Stadion | Saturday 19th September | 19:00 GMT
So PSV pulled off a great result away to FC Groningen last weekend and will be looking to do a carbon copy to last campaign where they went nine games without defeat in the league, winning seven.
This weekend they face a home opener against FC Emmen and last weekend they conceded five goals at home to VVV-Venlo so I can see PSV breaching the Emmen with ease on Saturday evening (7pm BST kick-off)
One man that has impressed me since he was a youngster in the U19’s and Jong PSV is Cody Gakpo and what a start to the season he has made. The winger scored a double in last week’s 3-1 win and in pre-season scored four in five warm-up games against FC Uerdingen, Vitesse, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hertha Berlin.
I looked at the goalscorer markets and Bet365 have him priced up at a high 2.60 to score anytime. Get on that for our Eredivisie Bet of the Week.
BET OF THE WEEK: Cody Gakpo to score anytime (2.60 at bet365)
Keep your eyes open for our Double Dutch bet for Sunday’s games.
Welcome to Total Dutch Football’s Team of the Week which leads into our 2020/21 Eredivisie Player of the Season Tournament.
Each player that is selected for the Team of the Week receives a point and the Player of the Week receives two more points. We count these up over the season and then award the player with the most points as the Player of the Season.
Read on to see who has been awarded the points for this week.
GOALKEEPER: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord)
The Rotterdammers young stopper kept a clean sheet away to a plucky PEC Zwolle side. He was forced to pull of a total of five saves in the 2-0 win.
DEFENDER: Tim Breukers (Heracles)
With two tackles and six interceptions, Breukers earn his place at right-back in our team. Heracles went onto to defeated ADO 2-0 on Sunday and he was a rock at the back.
DEFENDER: Pawel Bochniewicz (Heerenveen)
The big Polish defender polish off a fine performance on his debut with a headed goal from a Joey Veerman free-kick in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Willem II.
DEFENDER: Robin Propper (Heracles)
For a centre-back, his passing was a joy to behold against ADO. He completed 70 successful passes out of 73 as well as held his own at the back.
DEFENDER: Jayden Oosterwolde (FC Twente)
Little was known about 19-year-old Oosterwolde at kick-off time, but boy did he introduce himself. The attacking left-back created Queensy Menig’s goal and supplied his team with three tackles and three interceptions.
MIDFIELDER: Pablo Rosario (PSV)
With three successful dribbles, Rosario assisted PSV’s second goal and stuck in his foot when needed with three tackles and a interception. The prime example of a box-to-box midfielder.
MIDFIELDER: Joey Veerman (Heerenveen)
Close to being Player of the Week, Veerman created one and played a major part in both of Heerenveen’s goals with a 83% pass accuracy rate including 10 out of 13 long balls hitting the target. Joey cpuld be the next big transfer out of the Friesland.
MIDFIELDER: Sylvester van der Water (Heracles)
The 23-year-old certainly had his shooting boots on in yesterday 2-0 win over ADO. Van de Water fired three shots off and landed with one, his teams second goal. The winger created the other and churned out three big chances to extend the lead.
FORWARD: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord)
Picking up where he left off last season, and the season before, Berghuis notched twice in a 2-0 win for Feyenoord away to PEC Zwolle.
FORWARD: Cody Gakpo (PSV)
The young left-winger notched a brace in the 3-1 win over FC Groningen. His electric pace and composed finishing was on display and he could be ready for a big season.
FORWARD: Giorgios Giakoumakis (VVV-Venlo)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Three goals in the big 5-3 win over FC Emmen means that VVV’s summer signing from AEK Athens receives out three points this week.