A look ahead to the midweek action in the third round of the KNVB Beker
A look ahead to the midweek action in the third round of the KNVB Beker.
Last Updated: 29/10/12 6:22pm
In what is one of only two all-Eredivisie ties in the last 32, Groningen come into the fixture on the back of a 1-0 league defeat to FC Utrecht while ADO beat Willem II 2-0 over the weekend.
That result left ADO three points and three places better off than tomorrow's opponents in the table, but Maaskant believes the teams will on an even footing at Euroborg.
"They are doing well in the league and are on a similar level to Groningen," he said on fcgroningen.nl. "They are a team with real character. But I understand there will be a lot of students in the stadium tomorrow and it will be more than half-full. We're hoping for a good cup atmosphere."
The other all-Eredivisie match takes place on Wednesday between RKC Waalwijk and PEC Zwolle, two teams who have struggled for form so far.
PSV Eindhoven continue the defence of their title at home to amateur side EHC/Heuts in what is expected to be a one-sided affair, not least because the hosts have won five successive matches in the league.
Last season's beaten finalists Heracles Almelo face a tougher prospect with the visit of Eerste Divisie side Sparta Rotterdam, while Eredivisie champions Ajax travel to fourth-tier ONS Sneek.
Also on Wednesday, Vitesse Arnhem take on Staphorst while NAC Breda meet HBS.
Top-flight leaders FC Twente are at home to Den Bosch in Thursday's third-round fixtures, Heerenveen take on Hollandia, AZ Alkmaar travel to SWZ/Boso Sneek and Feyenoord are also on the road at XerxesDZB.