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After Feyenoord dropped points against ‘the little ones’ the battle for the third place is suddenly exciting again. Feyenoord is currently in third place and Vitesse is seven points behind. With a victory in the Gelredome, the gap on the direct competitor can be reduced to four points and a European ticket suddenly seems feasible. It is a crucial game, with a view to placing for the Europa League next season.
Vitesse scored three times in a row. SC Heerenveen was won at home, but in away games against Fortuna Sittard and FC Groningen, Leonid Slutsky’s team crashed. After this weak series, Vitesse has taken up again. First, Willem II was beaten, FC Emmen-out turned out to be a simple job and the last team NAC Breda was defeated. They have the fifth place thanks to the fantastic performances in their own house. In away games Vitesse is extremely vulnerable, but in Arnhem was only lost to Ajax. It must be said that in addition to Feyenoord, leader PSV still has to visit.
Past game round 4-1 was settled with NAC Breda at home. With a result like this you would expect that it was a simple victory, but that is not true. The teams were resting with 0-1. In the second half, NAC withdrew on its own half, and Vitesse was able to hunt for the equalizer. This succeeded and this goal came in the name of Thomas Buitink. Danilho Doekhi then headed into a corner, but it was rejected by the VAR because the ball had been behind. Vitesse then took the lead from a free kick, but Maikel van der Werff was in an offside position. The goal should have been rejected, but the VAR did not catch up, so it was 2-1. Hereafter, Vitesse advanced to 4-1 in the final phase.
Jake Clarke-Salter sustained an injury in the game against NAC and is unlikely to be able to play against Feyenoord. The Chelsea mercenary suffered a knee injury and was temporarily disabled. It is a big loss for Vitesse that the Englishman returned to Chelsea for rehabilitation for at least two weeks. Clarke-Salter is the sixth injury case at the moment and because of this Slutsky suffers from an injury problem.
The TOTO KNVB-cup seemed the only prize that the Rotterdammers could add to the trophy cabinet. After Ajax outsmarted its arch rival 3-0, there was disappointment in Rotterdam-Zuid. Now that it is known that Jaap Stam will be the new trainer, everyone is already busy with the next season, but Giovanni van Bronckhorst still has one job to do. He will have to do everything to keep the third place. For this, De Trots van Zuid has to hold the lead on AZ and Vitesse. Both teams will meet Feyenoord this season.
The disappointment was visible in the number of spectators for the first time in times. Regardless of the opponent, almost 45,000 supporters are almost always in the stadium. Against FC Emmen there were 10,000 supporters less in De Kuip. This resulted in many empty seats, which looked remarkable. The team of Gio tried to make the best of it and played very offensively. Robin van Persie scored three times and Steven Berghuis scored the final score with a nice free kick, 4-0.
After the injury of young goalkeeper Justin Bijlow, Kenneth Vermeer also got injured against FC Emmen. The expectation is that he is back in time for the game with Vitesse. Yet there was also bad news for Feyenoord. Tony Vilhena is a question mark for Sunday afternoon after not being able to train during the whole week.
Vitesse vs Feyenoord head to head matches
30.09.18 ERE Feyenoord Vitesse 2 : 1
11.02.18 ERE Vitesse Feyenoord 3 : 1
02.12.17 ERE Feyenoord Vitesse 1 : 0
05.08.17 SC Feyenoord Vitesse 2 : 1 (1 : 1)
23.04.17 ERE Vitesse Feyenoord 0 : 2