Feyenoord vs Zorya by Meese
Feyenoord is doing great job early in the season, especially in the domestic Eredivisie, as the team now has nine victoris out of nine rounds played and in case they continue in the same manner, it will be really hard to stop them finally from getting so much wanted title. They are now five points ahead of second placed Ajax, nine points above third and fourth Heerenveen and PSV and are already looking like favorites to win the title and get the direct Champions League position.
In the most recent game, they won on the road against Nijmegen 1:2, in quite an easy fashion even though the things didn't start that well for them in that game. Hosts took the lead in eight minute via Rayhi, while the remaining of the match completely belonged to the visiting side who deservedly managed to turnover the result in last fifteen minutes of the game, thanks to goals from Jorgensen in 79th and Kramer in first minute of additional time. As for Europa League, they have a home victory over Manchester United and defeat away to Fenerbahce, thuss needing a three pointer here in order to keep the chances high of ending at the first two positions.
Goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer (no appearance so far in the season) remains long term absentee. Hosts should have no other injury nor suspension worries.
Zorya, on the other side, can be happy with the start in the domestic league, as the team has seven victories, two draws and two defeats, the team is sharing the second position together with Dynamo Kiev, being six points behind leaders from Shakhtar. And the team overall, does look like the third force of Ukrainian football, next two their two biggest giants. In the most recent game, the team won over Volyn Lutsk 2:0 at home last weekend, in overall quite an open game.
The difference was that the home side was much more efficient, especially in the first halftime when they took the double lead thanks to goals from Kulach and Forster inside three minutes, from 39th to 42nd minute. Visitors looked better in the second halftime, however without change on the scoreline. As for the Europa League, Zorya managed to take a point in a home game against Turskish side Fenerbahce, but lost narrowly 1:0 away to Manchester United in the second round. Visitors have no fresh injury nor suspension worries and will be close to field their best squad, same as their opponents.
I have no doubts that Zorya is far away from a naive side, but the players of Feyenoord are looking great at the moment. They are hungry for European success as well and with the help of their own fans, I see this match being close to one sided with Feyenoord taking the victory without complications towards the end.