To my shock, I found that I prefer the Eevee render more than the cycles one.
Both look good.
I like both versions as well. The only thing I prefer about Cycles is the DoF figures (in the background) are a little more distinctive, but still give the same effect. I find the Eevee render makes them look a little too blurry, but that’s just my preference. Go with the one you prefer to work with.
Now you mentioned. I find the DOF more preferable too.
I was focused on the more dramatic shadow on the knight and the over all sharper looks.
Most occasion I like the result of the cycles render even when it cost 10 times to render and make my laptop roars.