Feyenoord's top scorer Graziano Pellè will be available after a potential one-match ban was suspended for a year. After last Sunday's 2-2 draw at Twente, which saw Feyenoord throw away a two-goal lead before being pegged back in the 95th minute, Pellè left the field in a furious rage, kicking the dugout as well as camera equipment in the tunnel. Instead the 22-goal striker paid the Dutch authorities (KNVB) a fine of €5,000.
Bruno Martins Indi returns from suspension and could start at left-back with Joris Mathijsen and Stefan de Vrij in the heart of defence.
Frank de Boer De Boer will be missing a host of key players, with Viktor Fischer picking up a hamstring injury against AZ last week to join Lasse Schone (ankle), Nicolai Boilesen (hamstring) and Thulani Serero (groin) on the sidelines.
Ricardo Kishna, who last weekend scored in his first league apperance, could make his first start for the Amsterdammers.
It doesn't get any bigger in the Netherlands when Feyenoord and Ajax meet, be it in Rotterdam or Amsterdam. Sunday's game will be the 176th 'Klassieker'.
Feyenoord are still smarting over their draw at Twente last weekend, but can make amends in front of a partisan crowd - away supporters are still prohibited in 'the Classic'.
A win for Ronald Koeman over his former Oranje teammate Frank de Boer would see the Rotterdammers move six points closer to Ajax.
However, if Ajax do leave the nation's second biggest city with all three points, then it would all but surely end Feyenoord's championship aspirations for another season.
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