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FC Utrecht will be at GelreDome on Tuesday for the Eredivisie clash with home side Vitesse.
View all of the Vitesse v FC Utrecht predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Vitesse will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-2 Eredivisie victory over Heracles Almelo.
The only player to score from Vitesse was Matúš Bero (83'). Robin Pröpper (38' Own goal) scored for Heracles Almelo.
Vitesse haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 8 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Taking a look at their past results, Vitesse:
- have not been beaten in the league by FC Utrecht in their previous 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
In their last fixture, FC Utrecht drew 2-2 in the Eredivisie match with FC Groningen.
For FC Utrecht, the goals were scored by Bart Ramselaar (39') and Gyrano Kerk (90'). Patrick Joosten (16') and Jorgen Larsen (21') scored for FC Groningen.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games involving FC Utrecht, three or more goals have been struck. The average number of goals per game within that spell is 4.5, with the average number of goals for FC Utrecht equalling 2.17. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend might continue on in this next game or not.
Going into this contest, FC Utrecht haven't won against Vitesse when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 19/05/2018 shows us that Vitesse have won 3 of these games & FC Utrecht 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A total of 13 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 for Vitas and 6 belonging to Utreg. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Eredivisie match day 9 on 05/10/2019 when it ended Vitesse 2-1 FC Utrecht.
The referee was Bjorn Kuipers.
Team News: Vitesse
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Vitesse gaffer Thomas Letsch to be concerned about from a near full-strength squad. Armando Broja (Corona virus) is out of contention.
Team News: FC Utrecht
Utrecht manager René Hake has to currently contend with reduced team options. Maarten Paes (Concussion), Eljero Elia (Hamstring Injury), Fabian de Keijzer (Hand Injury) and Emil Bergström (Thigh Problems) will not be playing here.
Our feeling is that FC Utrecht would be disappointed if they were not to find the back of the net against this Vitesse outfit, although that possibly won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re tipping a narrow 2-1 victory for Vitesse when all is said and done. Definitely a tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GelreDome (25,500)
Captain: Remko Pasveer
Chairman: Yevgeny Merkel
Manager: Thomas Letsch
Competitions: Eredivisie position 4, KNVB Beker (Round of 16)
🔑 Key Player: Armando Broja
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Armando Broja was born in Slough, England. After making a first senior appearance for Chelsea in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 12 appearances.