Vitesse – Utrecht is the first match from the finals of the Europa League Play-Offs from Eredivisie with two teams that really deserved their spots. The game will start at 20:45 and it will take place on GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Vitesse have done a really good job this season and finished on the 6th spot with 49 points from 34 games. It wasn’t the brightest season for them but it was efficient at least. They were behind their rivals from tonight with 5 points and lost their last confrontation with a disastrous result. It was 5-1 that game and they will hope to get a better result in this one. They managed to reach the finals of the play-offs after an easy game against Den Haag where they won with 5-2 and the second leg wasn’t so important already. Vitesse managed to win the second leg as well and they have a really good chance to qualify for the Europa League competition for the next season.
Vitesse: Houwen – Buttner – Miazga – Werff – Karavaev – Mount – Serero – Foor – Linseen – Matavz – Beerens
Utrecht weren’t so confident as their rivals from tonight in the semi-finals of the play-offs. They lost their first game against Heerenveen with 4-3 but managed to turn things around in the second leg where they won with 2-1. Jean-Paul de Jong’s men only qualified because of the away goal rule and it will be a hard game for them here too. They did a better job on the way to the play-offs but the pressure is big in this stages and they have to focus more and defend better as they conceded 5 goals in the last 2 games.
Utrecht: Jensen – Maarel – Janssen – Leeuwin – Troupee – Emanuelson – Strieder – Klaiber – Streek – Kerk – Dessers
Vitesse – Utrecht: Head-to-Head
|11.03.18||ERE||Utrecht||Vitesse||5 : 1|
|01.10.17||ERE||Vitesse||Utrecht||1 : 1|
|07.05.17||ERE||Utrecht||Vitesse||1 : 0|
|26.08.16||ERE||Vitesse||Utrecht||1 : 1|
|01.05.16||ERE||Vitesse||Utrecht||1 : 3|
Vitesse – Utrecht: Prediction
Earlier this season Utrecht destroyed Vitesse with 5-1 and from their last 5 outings they didn’t lost any. They registered 3 wins and two draws, both with the same score, 1-1. This is a game with a high-stake and both teams will be looking to be more careful in the back. Utrecht looked more vulnerable in their semifinal and this one will be hard for them even if on paper they are looking the stronger team. Both teams should score in my opinion and Utrecht will love and will chase against the away goal advantage.
Prediction: Both Teams To Score, Yes, Odds: 1.60
Stake: 10 units
Secondary Prediction: Over 3.5 goals, Odds: 2.90
Stake: 4 units