Our prediction for this KNVB Cup match:
A spot in the KNVB Beker semis will be at stake when NEC and Go Ahead Eagles face each other at Gofferstadion on Thursday evening. NEC are on a three-game winless run in the Eredivisie, but they did well to shock Groningen on the road in the Dutch Cup. All Okita, Akman, and Barreto are pushing for a start, whilst defender Ivan Marquez Alvarez is back from suspension.
Go Ahead Eagles, on the other hand, are on a seven-match winless run in the national championship. Since the visitors are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Nijmegen, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. In their last meeting in the Dutch top flight NEC defeated G.A. Eagles 2-0, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.