This season’s KNVB Cup seems wide open, and that’s largely down to these two sides. The teams who knocked PSV and Feyenoord out of this competition go head to head in Wednesday night’s semi-final, which sees Sparta Rotterdam taking on Vitesse Arnhem in the only all Eredivisie clash in the final four. The game will be held in Rotterdam on Het Kasteel.
Hosts are lucky to have made it this far in the competition, as they followed up a win over PSV by almost slipping out themselves. They needed penalties to make it past second division side Volendam last month. Meanwhile, Vitesse triumphed against cup holders and league leaders Feyenoord in the previous round, which was a shock victory. The guest are currently pushing for a Europa League play-off place in the league, but they’ve struggled to qualify for the group stage in recent years. Vitesse head here without Maikel van der Werff and Arnold Kruiswijk in defence. Their previous three attempts saw them knocked out in the qualifiers. That makes the cup even more important to them, as it would see them automatically into the group stage. They should fancy their chances of booking a place in the final, as they’re facing a struggling side. Sparta have won just 27% of their home league games, failing to win any of their last five.
The Rotterdam side have conceded in 82% of their matches here in the league. Their recent form ahead of this huge game is awful, having won once in their last eight outings. That is far from ideal preparation for a cup semi-final, and now they’re facing a team who are 14 points ahead of them in the table. Vitesse have already scored 17 times in just four games in this competition, while they’ve won four of their last six matches. The Vitas have won 42% of their matches on the road in the league, while they have lost just one of their last eight on their travels. That defeat came at Feyenoord, which is nothing to be ashamed of. Sparta have a full strength side ahead of this semi-final.
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