Feyenoord vs. Groningen KNVB Beker

Feyenoord vs. Groningen KNVB Beker – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 29/02/2024

Feyenoord vs. Groningen KNVB Beker Match Analysis

Feyenoord will face Groningen in the semi-final of the KNVB Cup on the final day of winter at the “De Kuip” stadium in Rotterdam.

Match Preview

Managed by Arne Slot, Feyenoord put up a strong fight against AS Roma in the UEFA Europa League, narrowly losing in a penalty shootout.

With their European campaign over, Feyenoord can now focus on domestic competitions.

They are currently trailing league leaders PSV by ten points in the league standings.

Their best chance to win a trophy seems to be in the KNVB Cup.

Ahead of the match against Groningen, Feyenoord comes off a 2-0 away win over Almere City in the Eredivisie, marking their fourth consecutive league victory.

At home, Feyenoord has bounced back from setbacks against Nijmegen and Twente with wins against Sparta Rotterdam and VVV-Venlo. In the KNVB Cup, Arne Slot’s team has defeated Utrecht, PSV, and AZ Alkmaar.

After being relegated last season, Groningen is currently in sixth place in the Eredivisie table with 45 points, gearing up for the playoffs.

In their recent league match, Dick Lukkien’s team played to a goalless draw against Helmond Sport at home, following wins over FC Eindhoven and TOP Oss.

In the KNVB Cup, they have overcome opponents like Willem II, Excelsior, and Fortuna Sittard, with the victory over Fortuna Sittard secured in a penalty shootout.

Groningen has only managed five wins in twelve away matches, with an equal number of defeats.

Prediction: Feyenoord 3-0 Groningen

Feyenoord has defeated three Eredivisie clubs to reach this stage, all currently in the top eight, giving them confidence against their second-tier opponents this time.

Despite Groningen’s impressive journey so far, they face a tough challenge in Rotterdam, making it hard to bet against the hosts.

Possible Lineups

Feyenoord: (4-2-3-1)

Wellenreuther;

Geertruida, Beelen, Hancko, Hartman;

Wieffer, Timber;

Minteh, Stengs, Paixao;

Gimenez

Groningen: (4-4-2)

Jurjus;

Bacuna, Rente, Peersman, Maatta;

Schreuders, Pelupessy, Duarte, Valente;

Van Bergen, Postema

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