Our prediction for this KNVB Cup match:
A place in the KNVB Beker quarter-finals will be at stake when Emmen and Heerenveen take on each other at De Oude Meerdijk on Wednesday afternoon. Emmen do not seem to be at the top of their game ahead of the match, with the team conceding 15 goals in total in the previous four league fixtures. Since the Eredivisie relegation strugglers are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Heerenveen, home win should not be considered.
De Superfriezen have been struggling to find their best form of late, with the team failing to win the previous ten league fixtures. Considering that Emmen have been struggling at the back of late, we believe that Heerenveen are going to put an end to the negative trend. In their last meeting in the Eredivisie Heerenveen outclassed Emmen 4-0, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Anco Jansen):
Born in Zwolle, Netherlands on March 9, 1989, Anco Jansen is a pacey winger who started his senior career in his home-town club FC Zwolle. After scoring two goals in 40 league appearances for the club, he joined Groningen in 2008, but he did not see any game action with the Green and White Army in the Eredivisie.
Anco Jansen played for the likes of Cambuur, SC Veendam, De Graafschap, Roda JC, and Boluspor as well before joining FC Emmen in 2017. Anco Jansen made his Eredivisie debut with FC Emmen in a 2-1 win over ADO Den Haag on August 12, 2018, with the winger finding the net after 42 minutes.
His main position is left winger, but he is used as both centre-forward and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right. Anco Jansen has yet to earn a call-up with the Netherlands national football team.
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.