Vitesse will be the visitors at De Oude Meerdijk on Saturday for the Eredivisie tie with hosts FC Emmen.
View all of the FC Emmen v Vitesse predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Emmen won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 4-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against Heracles Almelo.
Sinan Bakış (26', 44', 64') and Rai Vloet (87') scored for Heracles Almelo.
It has been seldom in recent games that FC Emmen haven’t conceded. The reality is that Rood-Witten have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 13 goals during that time. We will see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Emmen:
- haven't won against Vitesse in their previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 8 league matches. It's been disappointing.
Vitesse will go into this encounter following a 1-0 Eredivisie win with the downing of FC Utrecht in their previous game.
The only scorer from Vitesse was Danilho Doekhi (26').
A sequence of dependable showings from the Vitesse defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 outings in total. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 8.
Head to head
The last league clash between these sides was Eredivisie match day 8 on 08/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Vitesse 3-1 FC Emmen.
The match was refereed by Jeroen Manschot.
Team News: FC Emmen
Lucas Bernadou (Corona virus) and Luciano Carty (Shoulder Injury) aren’t available for Emmen gaffer Dick Lukkien.
Team News: Vitesse
From a largely healthy group of players, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Vitesse manager Thomas Letsch to contend with. Armando Broja (Corona virus) misses out for this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that FC Emmen must be fancied to breach the defence of this Vitesse outfit, although just one goal possibly won’t quite prevent defeat.
We are therefore anticipating a close game with a 1-2 win for Vitesse at the end of the 90 minutes. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Oude Meerdijk (8,600)
Captain: Anco Jansen
Chairman: Ronald Lubbers
Manager: Dick Lukkien
Competitions: Eredivisie position 18, KNVB Beker (Round of 16)
🔑 Key Man: Nikolai Laursen
Mostly deployed in the Left Wing position, Nikolai Laursen was born in Denmark. After having made a senior debut playing for Brøndby IF in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 13 appearances.