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Vitesse vs Utrecht Prediction & Betting tips
On Tuesday-evening, the first leg of the final of the playoffs is on the program. In Arnhem, home team Vitesse and FC Utrecht compete for a good starting position for the return.
Vitesse was already certain of this final after the first one. In The Hague, the Arnhemmers won no less than 2-5 ADO, making Saturday’s return a formality. ADO tried it, but it soon became apparent that the final place for Vitesse was no longer in danger. As effective as Vitesse in The Hague with the opportunities offered, the yellow blacks were so sloppy for their own audiences. The final score had easily been higher than the 2-1 that rolled out of the bus.
However, that had only been important for the statistics. Vitesse plays the home game on Tuesday-evening, given the lower end place in the ranking. Trainer Edward Sturing said that despite the poor results of his team in the regular league against Utrecht (1-1, 5-1) he had confidence in the good result. ‘We have a team that can score everywhere, including in Utrecht,’ Sturing said. In the regular season, Vitesse scored the most goals after the top-four (63).
FC Utrecht had a lot harder in the semi-finals than Vitesse. The Domstedelingen were not in a good position in the first leg, after a 3-0 deficit. In Friesland, however, the team bounced back nicely (4-3), and three days later the job was completed for its own public (2-1). Despite an exciting final phase, the victory was earned. Utrecht played excellent tactical disciplinary, and barely gave away chances to the visitors.
Zakaria Labyad, who did not participate in the return against Heerenveen, will leave the club for Ajax after this season. The club management did not sit still, because Monday his replacement was already presented. From AZ Alkmaar comes the attacking midfielder Joris van Overeem. Besides Labyad, Yassin Ayoub also missed the game last Saturday, after his double yellow card from the first leg. Labyad and Ayoub can be used again in Arnhem on Tuesday. Furthermore, only the absents on Tuesday are not present.
Vitesse vs Utrecht head to head matches
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