Our prediction for this KNVB Cup match:
A place in the Dutch Cup semis will be at stake when NEC Nijmegen and VVV-Venlo face each other at Goffferstadion on Wednesday evening. NEC aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to MVV, but the fact that they defeated Fortuna Sittard in the last 16 is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Venlo. A man to watch in the home team will be Curacao international Rangelo Janga, who has netted five goals so far this season.
The Eredivisie side, on the other hand, set up a meeting with NEC by beating G.A. Eagles at home ground. Since NEC Nijmegen are tough to beat on home soil, share of spoils is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Both Dekker and Hupperts are likely to miss the game with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Danny Post):
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Danny Post is a Dutch footballer who plays for VVV-Venlo as a midfielder. Post started his senior career Haarlem, but after making no more than 14 appearances with the club, he joined Groningen in 2009.
The Dutch footballer player only one league game for the Green and White Army as he was loaned to Cambuur in 2010. The next stop in his career was Dordrecht, where he established himself as a first-team regular. After scoring four goals in 50 league appearances for the club, Danny Post moved to VVV-Venlo in 2013. Post made his VVV debut in a goalless draw with Eindhovan on August 2, 2013.
He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Achilles ’29 on March 9, 2014. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as both central midfielder and centre-back. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Venlo):
Based on the Dutch-German border, VVV-Venlo is a Dutch football club that plays in the Eredivisie. The club was founded on February 7, 1903 under the name of Venlose Voetbal Vereniging, and it’s considered one of the oldest clubs in Dutch football.
VVV Venlo are well known for their yellow shirts and black shorts, and, as a result, they are often called the Yellow Black Army. Venlo play home games at De Koel, the stadium which is able to hold up to 8,000 spectators.
Japan international Keisuke Honda is one of the most notable international footballers who played for the club. However, Honda is not the only Japanese player to wear the yellow jersey as the likes of Maya Yoshida, Robert Cullen, and Yuki Otsu played for the club as well. Roda JC are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two clubs facing each other in the Limburgse derby.