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Vitesse starts the new football year in Arnhem, with a game against FC Groningen. The away team wants to revive for a moderate last season.
For Vitesse the new season has been going on for a while. The club from Arnhem placed itself last year via the playoffs for European football. That meant that they already had to start in the second heat of the Europa League. The Romanian Viitorul was defeated in two games (2-2, 3-1). Vitesse had a bit of bad luck with the draw, as FC Basel is the opponent of the Arnhemmers in the third preliminary round.
The first game of this diptych was played on Thursday. Vitesse started the game well, but forgot to pull the trigger. In the second half, the team dropped far away, with the result that the Swiss also managed to win the match in the injury time (0-1). On Thursday, Vitesse faces the difficult task of overcoming this defeat. Vitesse has a good basis for Sunday with three official matches, to view it positively. “That can be an advantage,” said trainer Leonid Slutskiy.
FC Groningen starts with good courage to a new season in the Eredivisie. Last year it did not run for a moment with the club from the north of the country. Good football was not there, and against a backdrop of a half empty stadium that caused a lot of negativity around the club. The club led a trainer change. Danny Buijs is the new responsible man at the groenwitten. Like many other trainers, he indicated that he wanted to play offensive, attractive football with his new club.
For the most part, however, there is still the same selection, so this assignment is not easy for Buijs. Newcomer Mateo Cassierra will not be in the starting line-up on Sunday in the Gelredome. Tom van Weert, who probably hoped for a transfer during the past transfer period, is in the forefront of Groningen. The creative impulses will have to come from Mimoun Mahi and Ritsu Doan, which was definitively taken over this summer – after a previous lease.
Vitesse vs Groningen head to head matches
02.02.18 ERE Vitesse Groningen 2 : 0
19.11.17 ERE Groningen Vitesse 4 : 2
21.01.17 ERE Groningen Vitesse 1 : 1
01.10.16 ERE Vitesse Groningen 2 : 1
20.03.16 ERE Groningen Vitesse 0 : 3