Eredivisie Betting Tips and Predictions | Dutch Football Previews
The Dutch Eredivisie is one of the top European football leagues which exists since 1956, two years after foundation of professional football in the Netherlands. The Eredivisie (means Honorary Division) forms highest football echelon in the Netherlands and it attracts lot of attention, mostly cause of legendary Dutch football school, which is well known with huge number of football legends through the years. Unfortunately, some of them are not alive, but others are living legends and this secures solid basis of Dutch football history, although top tier of Dutch club football was dropped to 13th position among all European leagues at the end of season 2015-2016.
Eredivisie History and Facts
Dutch Eredivisie consists of 18 clubs and undoubtedly big trio of Dutch football is the reason why that competition has such high reputation. Ajax, PSV and Feynoord are known as the “Big Three” (De Grote Drie) of Dutch football. However, they are not the only ones to have appeared in every edition of the Eredivisie since its creation. FC Utrecht was formed after the 1970 merger between three of Utrecht’s (city in the Netherlands) clubs, one of which, VV DOS, had also never been relegated out of the Eredivisie. Nevertheless, “The Big Three” are usual suspects, although AZ Alkmaar (2009) and FC Twente (2010) are both sides that have managed to put an end of the absolute hegemony, even for a while, of which Ajax and PSV can boast in past more than 15 years. Meanwhile, Feyenoord was a sleeping giant but has finally won the 2016-17 Eredivisie for the first time after the 1998-99 season.
Top two teams in the Dutch Eredivisie standings are promoted to the UEFA Champions League, third placed team qualifiers to the UEFA Europa League, while other teams have an opportunity to compete for the remaining European positions, depending on the Dutch Cup winners.
Eerste divisie and KNVB Beker
Second level of football in the Netherlands is called Eerste Divisie. Other competitions which are falling on our focus are the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) and the Johan Cruyff Shield (Dutch Super Cup).
2017-18 Eredivisie Betting Tips, Predictions and Free Bets
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