Eindhoven can also achieve a great victory in the cup
In the quarter-finals of the Dutch Cup, traditional Dutch powerhouse Eindhoven welcomed mid-table Dutch second division team The Hague at home. Eindhoven has been in good form while fighting on three fronts - the league, Dutch Cup, and Europa League - with 6 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses in their last 10 games. They were only defeated by Emmen in the league and suffered a dismal loss to Sevilla in the Europa League playoffs, but still scored 21 goals while conceding only 10, maintaining a decent level of offense and defense. It is worth mentioning that in these 10 games, Eindhoven won all 6 home games, keeping a clean sheet in 4 of them and conceding only 2 goals. Their home field advantage is evident.
The Hague is currently ranked 11th in the Dutch second division with 9 wins, 8 draws, and 9 losses, totaling 35 points. Their performance is average. In these 26 league matches, The Hague scored 31 goals but also conceded 35, showing a characteristic of strong offense and weak defense. However, their recent form has been good, with a record of 7 wins, 3 draws, and 0 losses in both league and cup matches, scoring 15 goals while conceding only 6, indicating an improvement in defensive quality. Meanwhile, their recent away performance has also been impressive, with 3 wins, 2 draws, 6 goals scored, and only 2 goals conceded, keeping clean sheets in three games.
In the last 10 matches between the two teams in the Dutch Eredivisie, Eindhoven remained unbeaten with 7 wins and 3 draws. They won all 5 home games, scoring 16 goals and conceding only 3, taking an absolute advantage. Eindhoven is one of the traditional top three teams in the Eredivisie and has a higher profile than The Hague. Therefore, the favorite in this game is definitely the home team.
In terms of data, most of the pre-match odds are that Eindhoven will give a handicap of -2 / 2.5 at home against The Hague, with low odds. However, the odds have since risen to -2.5. Although the two teams have similar form, the big difference in their profiles justifies the handicap advantage, and the odds increase is in favor of the home team. It seems that with the rise of Eindhoven's cup ambitions after the end of the Europa League, they have a good chance of achieving a big victory over their opponents!
Today's prediction reference: Win.