Cambuur vs Vitesse Match Analysis & Prediction
07/02/2024 8:45 pm
Cambuur and Vitesse will meet on Wednesday night with a place in the semi-finals of the KNVB Beker at stake.
With the hosts participating in the second tier and the visitors bottom of the Eredivisie, this is an opportunity for both teams to stay in the hunt for a surprise spot in the final.
Sitting down in eighth position in the Eerste Divisie standings, Cambuur’s priority is moving up the table to try to secure a return to the top flight.
However, their recent form has been underwhelming, with just one victory being posted in their last five matches in the second tier.
Nevertheless, Cambuur did secure a 1-1 draw away at leaders Willem II in their most recent game, providing Henk de Jong and his players with a boost ahead of this cup tie.
The Yellow-Blues have managed to reach this stage of the competitions without encountering a top-flight side, impressively scoring 11 times in just three ties.
That said, it took a remarkable comeback to overcome USV Heracles in the previous round, as Cambuur were trailing with 11 minutes to go before going on to win 4-3 after extra time.
On the other hand, this is a welcome distraction from what has been a disastrous Eredivisie campaign for Vitesse, with just 12 points coming from their 20 matches.
Vitesse sit seven points adrift of 15th position, currently making a relegation playoff spot their most realistic best-case scenario, but Edward Sturing will take positives from their most recent matches.
Just five goals were shipped in the triple-header of Feyenoord, PEC Zwole and Go Ahead Eagles, while a clean sheet was kept in a goalless draw with FC Utrecht preceding those games.
A 1-0 victory over Heerenveen has been posted in this competition, either side of wins over Groene Star and AFC by the same scoreline.
Cambuur vs. Vitesse Head to head
In the 17 previous meetings between these two teams, Cambuur have claimed one victory while Vitesse have won 12, and they have drawn in four. Vitesse have scored 41 goals and conceded 15 in the process.
Cambuur Team News
If De Jong wants to bring a more defensive-minded option into the Cambuur squad on the flank, Tyrique Mercera could replace Agustin Anello.
Young forward Milan Smit has scored three times in this competition, while 15 goals have also been scored in the league.
Cambuur's Last 5 Matches
06/01/2024Cambuur1Preussen Munster0Club Friendlies
25/01/2024USV Hercules3Cambuur4 EKNVB Beker
29/01/2024Cambuur1TOP Oss2Eerste Divisie
02/02/2024Willem II1Cambuur1Eerste Divisie
Vitesse Team News
With Marco van Ginkle being withdrawn after just 26 minutes against Go Ahead Eagles, Sturing is expected to recall Kacper Kozlowski.
Having recently joined Vitesse on loan, Anis Hadj Moussa may also be provided with a start on the right wing.
Vitesse's Last 5 Matches
04/02/2024Vitesse0Go Ahead Eagles2Eredivisie
Cambuur vs. Vitesse: Odds and Predictions
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