Feyenoord begins on Sunday without Robin van Persie and Eric Botteghin leaving for Heracles Almelo. Rotterdam fights with Almelo in third place in Eredivisie.
35-year-old Captain Feyenoorder suffered a slight muscle injury in the Feyenoord training and is not part of the race selection. Jens Toornstra substitutes him with a beautiful first touch.
Van Persie started in all the ten previous competitions in the Feyenoord competition and scored six goals.
Botteghin is replaced in the back by Sven van Beek. The Brazilian defender is on the bench. Botteghin missed this season only a league match to suspend.
In Herakles, Stephen Sam is the second time this season. The German defender replaces his countryman Maximilian Rossmann, who has ankle injury.
Feyenoord and Heracles both have twenty points, although the Giovanni van Bronckhorst team played a smaller game. The Allan Lindhout duel at the Polanese Stadium is held at 16:45.
Arrangement of Heracles: Blaswich; Breukers, Sam, Van der Buijs, Van Hintum; Osman, Merkel, Duarte; Kuwas, Dalmau, Peterson.
Location of Feyenoord: Bijlow; Nieuwkoop, Van Beek, Van der Heijden, Verdonk; Class, Toornstra, Vilhena; Mountain House, Jörgensen, Larsson.