Our prediction for this KNVB Cup match:
Rat Verlegh Stadion will host Tuesday’s Dutch Cup game between Breda and Heerenveen. The hosts are fighting hard to book their place in the Eerste Divisie playoffs, and they head into the match following a 2-1 loss to Den Haag. Forward Jort van der Sande remains in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Eredivisie side, on the other hand, made a slow start to 2023, with the team extending their losing run to three games at Utrecht. Heerenveen are not regarded as good travellers, and, taking everything into account, we predict that Peter Huballa’s troops will hold them to a draw. As for the visiting team, all Noppert, Karlsbakk, and van Beek should miss out with injuries. In their last meeting in the KNVB Beker Heerenveen defeated Breda thanks to Henk Veerman’s goal.
Highlighted Team (Heerenveen):
Heerenveen is a Dutch football club that is well known for their white shirts with blue stripes. De Superfriezen (The Super Frisians) play home matches at Abe Lenstra Stadium, which has the capacity of 26,400 people.
Heerenveen have yet to win the Eredivisie title, but they impressed in the 1999/00 season, with the team finishing the process in second position in the standings. Thanks to a top-two finish, the club booked their place in the Champions League. Heerenveen, though, recorded only one in the group stages of the elite competition as they defeated Olympiakos 1-0 at home ground. De Superfizien retain a fierce rivals with Cambuur, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two teams.
It has to be noted that Heerenveen won the Dutch Cup in the 2008/09 season, with the team beating Twente on penalties in the title game. New Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech played for Heerenveen at the start of his senior career.