The Rotterdam giants were beaten in their first match after the winter break, and they will be keen to return to winning ways against their fourth-placed arch-rivals
Leerdam, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Nelom
Clasie, Bakkal, Mokotjo
Schaken, Guidetti, Cabral
Anita, Van Rhijn, Vertonghen, Blind
Enoh, Eriksen, Janssen
Sulejmani, De Jong, Ebecilio
Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman is without the injured Kaj Ramsteijn and Ricky van Haaren, while Karim el Ahmadi is away on international duty with Morocco. Furthermore, striker John Guidetti is doubtful due to illness, although the Manchester City loanee is expected to make it in time.
Defenders Stefan de Vrij and Miquel Nelom both missed last week's loss to VVV but have made the match squad again for Sunday's game.
Ajax boss Frank de Boer will still have to make do without the services of long-term injury concerns Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Bruno Silva. Additionally, defenders Gregory van der Wiel, Andre Ooijer, Toby Alderweireld and Nicolai Boilesen are all unavailable while on the treatment table, as well as winger Derk Boerrigter.
Therefore, young centre-back Ricardo van Rhijn will feature from the start, while Daley Blind could get the nod at left-back.
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- Feyenoord are currently sitting joint-fifth in the Eredivisie table with 31 points from 18 matches.
- The hosts' goalkeeper Erwin Mulder has kept six clean sheets so far this season.
- The Rotterdam giants' first-choice striker John Guidetti has the best goal-to-games ratio in the Eredivisie with 11 strikes in 12 games.
- Ajax are the league's number-four side at the moment with 34 points from 18 games.
- Shot-stopper Kenneth Vermeer (pictured) was shown a straight red card in the 1-1 home draw in the reverse of this fixture.
- The away side are on a six-match unbeaten run in the Eredivisie, winning four, and drawing the remaining two.