Matt Miazga has started the last couple of games for Vitesse, returning to the lineup after senior center back Maikel van der Werff his second serious injury of the season. The young American's last stint as a starter for Vitesse was cut short by a string of poor results, but he has worked his way back into favor with head coach Henk Fraser and the team won the last game Miazga started (against Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday, February 26) - so perhaps he hangs on to his place in the lineup.
Sparta also won its last league outing - 1-0, over NEC - ending an 11-game winless streak in the league that had seen the club drop into relegation trouble.
Neither team has a great record in the KNVB Cup in recent years. Vitesse has never won the trophy, but is a three-time runner-up, most recently in 1990. Sparta is a three-time winner of the competition, but last lifted the Cup in 1966. The Rotterdam club was last in the Cup final in 1996.
Both teams would surely regard a Cup final as a highlight of the season.
Per WorldSoccerTalk.com, here's where to find the game: