ZWOLLE VS FEYENOORD PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Feyenoord plays the traditionally tricky away match against PEC Zwolle on Sunday-afternoon. The home team is hopelessly out of shape; do they know how to establish themselves in this competition?
After an excellent first half of the competition, Zwolle is not at all after the turn of the year. Last weekend, while visiting FC Groningen, the sixth league defeat of 2018 was already suffered. Also in the cup was lost, from AZ (4-1). It is that the other teams from the subtop also leave the necessary, otherwise PEC was in a free fall. Now the team, with still seven games to go, is still promising for the playoffs. It is clear that the form has to improve, otherwise Zwolle has little chance in those playoffs.
For the Sunday game Kingsley Ehizibue returns to the selection, after a suspension. Captain Bram of Poland must watch this match just because of a suspension. There is certainly no further injury wave either. Only Dirk Marcellis and Stef Nijland are missing due to injuries. What Zwolle can stick to, is that it is usually excellent in the home games against Feyenoord. Since the promotion of 2012, PEC has won four times from the Rotterdam team in-house. Last season, the match ended in 2-2.
Feyenoord plays an extremely changeable season, where no one who cares about the club can be satisfied. The group can still charge for important matches, but in other games the team will not be home at all. For example, Feyenoord was able to convert only thirteen of the league matches played so far. Last week the game against AZ was on the roll. In this competition Feyenoord showed its best side, especially in the opening phase. 2-1 was victorious.
It was a good dress rehearsal for the cup final of April 22, which will also be played against Alkmaarders. Before that, there are still five league matches waiting. It is up to coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst to let his team appear as good as possible in that match. In the Eredivisie, the new goal is now to achieve fourth place. That will still be difficult enough; Feyenoord probably did not lose his last point in this season.
PREDICTION: Feyenoord to win @ 1.64