Feyenoord PEC Zwolle close Sunday the thirteenth round of play off at De Kuip. Feyenoord lost some of his feathers and be careful not before the winter plummeted accrued margin. PEC has just fought back after a difficult start, but has poor statistics at Feyenoord.
Feyenoord: Jones, El Ahmadi, Vilhena and Karsdorp back into the base
The form Feyenoord demonstrated in the first months of the competition, seems to have disappeared. It actually started in mid-October, when the Rotterdam NEC with difficulty for 1-2 managed to win having been behind after long 1-0. In the match against Ajax took the first point loss of the season. Also, SC Heerenveen (2-2) managed to take a point from De Kuip. That these were no incidents, appeared two weeks ago when the team of Giovanni van Bronckhorst visiting lags Go Ahead Eagles went 1-0 down. nothing was stolen to that victory, because Feyenoord showed little fighting spirit and created hardly any chances. Although Feyenoord did have a goal of Jan-Arie van der Heijden was rejected because of the misfortune of hands, but that was not the case.
Dirk Kuyt could not do anything with it. “I heard that it was no hands, but we can walk doing very sad here: this is just to ourselves. We have to find, “said the captain, while his coach was a lot milder. Van Bronckhorst wanted his team not to blame. Indeed, he gave his team a compliment to how they had experienced the week, in which he referred to the tragic news about Tonny Vilhena. “We were totally in the game, from the first minute. I had previously called a good feeling, but it has not gone well. Nobody took his level, perhaps only Eric Botteghin. The will was there, but it just did not work, “said Van Bronckhorst.
The match was interrupted for Feyenoord at the right time, because the link between poor results and some absentees was made quickly. Vilhena, Karim El Ahmadi, Brad Jones and Rick Karsdorp there are probably all again, although there is still a small question mark next to the name of El Ahmadi. The acclaimed midfielder has recovered from a foot injury and on Friday again participated in group training. Terence Kongolo got in Deventer injuring his hamstring and is off the next time. His place is probably occupied by Miquel Nelom, though Van Bronckhorst did not confirm whether or Nelom Lucas Woudenberg going to be.
Probable lineup Feyenoord
Jones; Karsdorp, Botteghin, Van der Heijden, Nelom; El Ahmadi, Kuyt, Vilhena; Toornstra, Jørgensen, Elijah
Terence Kongolo (hamstring)
Kenneth Vermeer (Achilles tendon)
Warner Hahn (not match fit)
Sven van Beek (feet)
PEC Zwolle: The strikers do not score
More than six weeks ago, PEC Zwolle are bottom of the Eredivisie, but since the first season win at ADO Den Haag (2-1), the team of Ron Jans there come all the way on top. She grabbed a lucky point at FC Twente (2-2) won at Excelsior (0-2), bekerden further against VVV-Venlo (2-1) and defeated the ijsselderby Go Ahead Eagles (3-1). The scoreless draw against Roda JC just before the match stop was a setback. The Kerkraders drew a wall for the own goal, where Zwolle were unable to break through.
The coach was disappointed, but saw it as a compliment. “I am so happy that opponents again as play against us. In the beginning we had a couple of home games not much to tell, “said Jans. “But a draw fits the game. We were not good enough to score and they were at least equal chances. “The fact that the strikers do not score, it starts to become a problem. This time anass achahbar was preferred, but he could again break any pots. Nicolai Brock-Madsen was towards the end of the transfer period presented as a scoring forward, but the Dane has not come further than two goals against the amateurs of DVS ’33 in the cup.
Stef Nijland had to do it last season behind Lars Veldwijk with invasion innings, but came up six hits. However, the striker after injuring his hamstring in August. The injury seemed to fall with it, but it proved more complex than expected, making Nijland not managed to get fit. Now he has decided to focus on the second half of the season. “I want from the training camp in Spain, in early January, are fully connected with the team,” said Nijland. Furthermore Django Warmerdam missing Sunday due to esophageal inflammation. The Ajax mercenary recent weeks was the best player in Zwolle side and his absence is also a line through the bill. Presumably John chooses for a 5-4-1 formation with queensy menig as a striker.
Probable lineup PEC Zwolle
Van der Hart; Schenkeveld, Poland, Marcellis, Van de Pavert, Verdonk; Saymak, Holla, Brama; Marinus; many
Django Warmerdam (oesophagitis)
Youness Mokhtar (groin)
Rick Dekker (knee)
Stef Nijland (hamstring)