Heerenveen vs Feyenoord Match Analysis & Prediction
01/03/2023 10:00 pm
After recently losing 2-1 in this fixture, Heerenveen will be looking to settle the score with Feyenoord on Wednesday night when they host the Eredivisie leaders in the KNVB Beker quarter-final at the Abe Lenstra Stadion.
The hosts suffered a 4-1 defeat to RKC Waalwijk in their last game, while the visitors continued their unbeaten run this year in a 4-2 victory over Fortuna Sittard.
A lack of goalscoring prowess has cost Heerenveen throughout the season, as they have only scored 24 goals in the Eredivisie in 2022-23, ranking the fourth-worst in the league in front of goal.
However, it was defensively that they were picked apart by their opponents in their last game, as an early lead by Sydney van Hooijdonk was cancelled out when Waalwijk put four past Xavier Mous and made it an occasion to forget for Heerenveen.
With just two wis in their last seven matches and having not kept a clean sheet in their last four games, it will be vital that Kees van Wonderen’s are defensively compact in this contest, as Feyenoord scored twice inside 35 minutes the last time they met.
Meanwhile, Feyenoord are currently in a great position in the league, as they are three points clear of Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie table.
Without a defeat in their last 12 games and with just one loss in the league all season, Feyenoord will enter this cup quarter-final with much confidence that they can progress into the next round.
De Trots van Zuid have a superb record in recent years against Heerenveen, as they are unbeaten against De Superfriezen in the last four meetings between the two sides, having won three.
Heerenveen vs. Feyenoord Head to head
In the 66 previous meetings between these two teams, Heerenveen have claimed 16 victories while Feyenoord have won 34, and they have drawn in 16. Feyenoord have scored 127 goals and conceded 90 in the process.
Heerenveen Team News
Despite their defeat to Waalwijk at the weekend, Kees van Wonderen is expected to remain with the same starting XI.
Neither Sven van Beek and Andries Noppert will be available for the quarter-final, as both players are currently out due to injury.
Heerenveen's Last 5 Matches
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Feyenoord Team News
First-choice goalkeeper Justin Bijlow will not feature for Feyenoord in this game after he broke his wrist in early February and is not expected to return to the side until late March, with Timon Wellenreuther starting in his place.
Patrik Walemark, Quinten Timber, Gernot Trauner and Sebastian Szymanski are all unavailable for the visitors, as they are all currently suffering from injuries.
Feyenoord's Last 5 Matches
Heerenveen vs. Feyenoord: Odds and Predictions
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