After a weekend full of cancellations, Dutch football will resume with a quarter-final match in the cup tournament. Kitchen Champion Division-middle moter Excelsior gets Vitesse, high flyer from the Eredivisie, to visit.
Where Excelsior has been operating in a formation with five defenders in the last few weeks, Tuesday evening plays again in a ‘traditional’ 4-3-3, which means that Reuven Niemeijer will play as the right outside and a town will be released for Abdallah Aberkane. Mats Wieffer, normally midfielder, becomes a defender.
The midweek competition requires Vitesse trainer Thomas Letsch to make some changes compared to the one-0 away race at sc Heerenveen. Million Manhoef stands on the right, Oussama Tannane returns to the team and Armando Broja is back in peak hour. They replace Eli Dasa, Sondre Tronstad and Oussama Darfalou respectively.
Excelsior: Damen; Horemans, Wieffer, Matthys, Ormonde-Ottewill; Aberkane, Baas, Bruins; Niemeijer, Omarsson, Zwarts.
Vitesse: Pasveer; Manhoef, Doekhi, Bazoer, Rasmussen, Wittek; Bruns, Tannane, Vroegh; Openda, Broja.