Our prediction for this KNVB Cup match:
Cars Jeans Stadion will host Thursday’s KNVB Beker game between Den Haag and Go Ahead Eagles. Den Haag have been in a fine form in 2023, with the team rejoining the playoffs race thanks to a 2-1 win over Breda. Experienced tactician Dick Advocaat is doing a good job with De Ooievaars, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side.
The Eredivisie outfit, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen, but seeing that they were beaten by RKC in their last away game, the share of spoils is on the horizon at Cars Jeans Stadion. The good news for the visitors is that Jamal Amofa is back from suspension, but both Edvardsen and Kuipers are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Den Haag):
Ado Den Haag is a professional Dutch club based in Hague, the seat of the Netherlands government. De Ooievaars (The Storks) welcome their rivals at Cars Jeans Stadion, which can hold up to 15,000 spectators. Founded back in February, 1905, Den Haag are well known for their yellow shirts with green stripes, while their away kit is mainly sky blue.
De Ooievaars were the dominant force in the Netherlands Football League Championship during the World War II, with the team winning two domestic trophies (1941/42, and 1942/43). Den Haag have two KNVB Cup titles as well as they won the Dutch Cup in both 1967/68 and 1974/75 seasons. Legendary Netherlands tactician Dick Advocaat played for Den Haag on two occasions.
He scored seven goals in 147 league appearances from 1966 to 1973, and he returned to the club in 1979. Ajax and Feyenoord are considered the club’s biggest rivals. The rivalry between the clubs has become big due to hooligan fights before and after matches.