The Dutch Cup finals this Wednesday, February 27, their first finalist. At the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Feyenoord, current KNVB Beker champion, receives Ajax. The meeting is scheduled for 4:45 pm (Brasília time).As it has done since the early stages, the tournament matches are eliminatory. Thus, the winner will advance to the final, which will be held with the winner of Willem II and AZ Alkmaar. If there is a tie, the regulation establishes an extension of 30 minutes. In case there is no definition, the last resort to tie-break is the decision through penalty kicks.
Feyenoord had the luxury of a classic against PSV, the leader of the Dutch Championship in Eindhoven on Sunday, February 24, as the final stage of their preparation for the semi-final. Not done. He started the tie by 1 to 1 even though he had been with one less athlete since the 14th minute of the final stage, when defender Sven van Beek was sent off.The deletion occurred when the score was reset. The visitors opened the scoring in the 25th minute with Jorgensen but took the tie two minutes later through Lozano. At least they will be sure to finish the season without losing to Eindhoven’s rival. Of breaking, they still had a victory over PSV the trophy in the decision of the Supercopa of the Netherlands.In the Eredivisie, the Dutch Championship, their performance has been oscillating. Enough, so far, to yield the expected third place. He accumulated 43 points (13 wins, four draws and six losses). That would give him a direct place in the Europa League decision 2019/2020. The post, however, is threatened. AZ Alkmaar, fourth placed, has three points behind and 11 days to go.Its great strength, however, has been the field factor. As principal, Feyennord presents the second best campaign of the Dutch Championship. He won 30 (ten wins and one loss) from 33 points, scoring 30 goals and conceding nine. The most significant result, of course, was the 6-2 thrashing on Ajax. At the time, committed the team of Amsterdam in the title dispute. However, Sunday’s draw in Rotterdam ended up helping the capital’s team.The last season under the command of coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who announced his departure, the Dutch Cup campaign began in the second round with a 4-0 win away to Gemert. In the first home game, he applied 5 to 1 at Den Haag. Again in their dominions, scored 1 to 0 in Utrecht. The obstacle in the quarterfinals was Fortuna Sittard, the only team that defeated him in Rotterdam in the Eredivisie. At KNVB Beker, it took 4 to 1.The bruising problems for the game are goalkeeper Justin Bijlow; supporters Botteghin and Jerry St. Juste; and midfielder Yassine Ayoub.
Ajax had a preparatory game for the much quieter semifinal. But he could barely make it complicated. In front of Den Haag, he came out at a disadvantage. But he reacted and thrashed the hosts 5-1 on Sunday, February 24, for the twenty-third round of the Dutch Championship.He reached 56 points (18 wins, two draws and three defeats) reducing the disadvantage compared to PSV by two points. As visitor is the best of the tournament. Of the 36 points played away from their dominions, won 27 (nine wins and three losses) having scored 35 goals and suffered 14.It also follows on another battle front. He’s in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. In the game in Amsterdam, lost 2-1 to Real Madrid. It will have to try to ‘come back’ in the Spanish capital in a confrontation scheduled for March 5. Therefore, had their commitment of the twenty-fourth round of the Eredivisie postponed. Thus, the encounter with the Feyenoord will be the last game before the duel.In the Dutch Cup, he also had the privilege of starting in the second round and applied a 7-0 win at HVV Te Werve (away). In the first home game, he made it 3-0 at Go Ahead Eagles. In the next step he encountered difficulties before the Wheel. After a 1-1 draw at regular time and without moving the marker in extra time, he won on penalty kicks. In the quarterfinals, in Amsterdam, made 3 to 1 in the Heerenveen.
History of the bouts between Feyenoord vs Ajax
The teams have already fulfilled their two commitments for the 2018/2019 season of the Dutch Championship. In the first round, in Amsterdam, Ajax thrashed 3-0. In the second, Feyenoord gave the change in Rotterdam applying 6 to 2 in the rival.
What is the shape of the teams in the last 5 games?
Last result: 1-1 vs PSV (d)
Form: D L W L W
The owner of the KNVB Beker trophy, Feyenoord, has also adjudged another 12 titles over the course of history. Until the semi-finals of the current edition, Rotterdam has outperformed bands such as Gemert, 4-0 away, ADO den Haag, 5-1, Utrecht, 1-0 and Fortuna Sittard, score 4-1 , the last 3 on their own.
In the championship, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s pupils occupy the third stage of the podium, with 43 points accumulated over 23 rounds, far away from the first two positions, those who ensure presence in the upcoming edition of the Champions League , positive goal +19, balance 13 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats.
Last result: 5-1 vs Den Haag (d)
Form: W W L L W
Winning the 18th KNVB Beker Trophy, last season with 9 seasons in the 2009-2010 edition of the competition, Ajax has gone through this year’s semifinals of HVV Te Werve, 7-0 away, GA Eagles, score 3-0, Roda JC, after the penalty shootout and finally on his own field, with a score of 3-1 from Hereenveen.
In Eredivisie, the top of the Dutch football pyramid, Ajax ranks second, with 56 points accumulating after 23 rounds, two less than the leader and champion of PSV, positive goal +58. It is also worth mentioning that at less than a week away from the Cup meeting against the big rival Feyenoord, Ajax backs away the final of the Champions League finals, in the company of the Real Madrid, after 1-2 “Johan Cruyff Arena” in Amsterdam.
News, analysis, statistics and anachronism about the two teams.
- Feyenoord has only won one of the last 4 matches played in all competitions
- Feyenoord won the last 10 games played in KNVB Beker
- In 5 of the last 6 matches supported by Feyenoord in the competition have scored over 2.5 goals
- Feyenoord has won the last 19 matches played on his own ground in KNVB Beker.
- In 4 of the previous five direct meetings between the two bands were scored over 2.5 goals
- In 10 of the last 11 matches played by Ajax in all competitions have scored over 2.5 goals
- Ajax has scored at least one goal in the previous 7 away games at KNVB Beker
- In the last four direct meetings between the two teams, on “De Kuip”, both bands scored at least one goal
- In 18 of 23 stages played by Ajax in Eredivisie have scored over 2.5 goals
- 0.87 goals per game is the average of goals scored by Ajax this season
Football Prediction of the Day Feyenoord vs Ajax
There is no doubt that Ajax has better technical capabilities. However, both teams oscillate a lot. In the case of the Amsterdam team, the more robust and qualified squad avoided much of the stumbling block. In Rotterdam, this is no longer the case. However, in the big games, the Feyenoord seems to be transformed. So the prognosis in their success seems to be the best option for Wednesday’s semi-final match of the Dutch Cup.
Bet Tips: Feyenoord wins