Foot Predictions shows Wednesday’s KNVB Beker clash between NEC and VVV-Venlo, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
VVV-Venlo seek to continue their recent resurgence when they assume NEC at the KNVB Beker on Wednesday night.
While the visitors occupy the 14th position in the classification of the Eredivisie, the NEC occupies the sixth place in the second division, before this quarter-final tie.
At the turn of the year, a race for the World Cup would not be on the VVV-Venlo priority list as they struggled to get rid of problems in the Eredivisie.
However, obtaining 13 points from six matches changed things, the Yellow Black Army is now nine points above the last three.
Hans from Koning stresses that his players cannot lose their foot on the accelerator after the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Fortuna Sittard on 30 January.
However, they can now afford to name their strongest XI for this competition, in an attempt to take advantage of the favorable tie.
This game represents the fourth encounter of KNVB Beker of VVV-Venlo against opponents outside the first division, but they will have to work hard to guarantee a place in the semifinals.
The NEC got the better of Sittard in the last round, reversing a 1-0 deficit to eventually win 3-2 after extra time.
although Roger MeijerWith the defeat at MVV over the weekend, NEC had accumulated a series of five games without losing in all competitions.
Jordy Bruijn is the man to watch for NEC, with nine goals scored this season, three of which in the last six matches.
NEC KNVB Beker Form: W
NEC form (all competitions): WDWWWL
Form VVV-Venlo KNVB Beker: WWW
VVV-Venlo form (all competitions): WDWWWL
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Without playing since late January, De Koning can go with the players who started Venlo’s defeat at Sittard.
That would make Georgios Gaikoumakis increase his score to 22 goals this season, with more than half of them occurring in 2021.
Meritan Shabani could be among the loan substitutes for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
NEC will have to manage without Suitable Dirk after his red card against MVV over the weekend.
Edgar Barreto could replace Adequate in the center of the midfield, while Aymen Sellouf is pushing for a recall after his goal on Saturday.
Possible initial NEC escalation:
Alblas; Van Rooij, Odenthal, Bukusu, El Karouani; Okita, Vet, Barreto, Bruijn; Beekman; Janga
Possible initial line-up of VVV-Venlo:
Kirschbaum; Pachonik, Gelmi, Graça, Guwara; Post, Crooij, Donis; Roemer, Giakoumakis, Machach
Probability: NEC 1-3 VVV-Venlo
After defeating Sittard in the last round, the NEC is confident of causing another turnaround in the competition. However, we cannot ignore the form of the visitors’ rout, who must have enough firepower to win this dispute relatively comfortably.