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Vitesse will be the visitors at Goffertstadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie fixture with home side NEC.
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NEC will be looking for another win after a 1-3 Eredivisie triumph versus Fortuna Sittard.
In that game, NEC managed 41% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. For NEC, the goals were scored by Jonathan Okita (21'), Elayis Tavşan (26') and Jordy Bruijn (52'). Fortuna Sittard got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Mats Seuntjens (34') scored for Fortuna Sittard.
Rogier Meijer's NEC have scored 8 times over their past six outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 10.
Analysis of their past results shows that NEC:
- have not registered a win against Vitesse in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Vitesse go into this meeting following a 2-1 Eredivisie win versus Feyenoord in their previous fixture.
In that match, Vitesse managed 47% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Vitesse was Loïs Openda (6', 46'). Feyenoord had 19 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Guus Til (29') scored for Feyenoord.
Over the course of their last six outings, Vitesse have helped themselves to a total of 8 goals. Vitesse have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, they have had 8 goals go against them.
Their past results show that Vitesse:
- haven't won against NEC when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 29/09/2013 shows us that NEC have won 1 of them & Vitesse 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 of them from NEC and 9 belonging to Vitas. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league contest between the two was Eredivisie match day 28 on 02/04/2017 which finished with the scoreline of Vitesse 2-1 NEC.
The match was refereed by Serdar Gözübüyük.
Team News: NEC
Dirk Proper (Unknown Injury), Rens van Eijden (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Mathias De Wolf (Unknown Injury) and Mikkel Duelund (Foot Injury) are unavailable for NEC gaffer Rogier Meijer.
Team News: Vitesse
From a largely full-strength group, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Vitesse boss Thomas Letsch to be concerned with. Daan Reiziger (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Matus Bero and Thomas Buitink.
We feel that NEC may find it difficult to break down this Vitesse outfit who should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore see a very even match with a 0-1 win for Vitesse at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goffertstadion (12,500)
Captain: Rens van Eijden
Chairman: Ron van Oijen
Manager: Rogier Meijer
Competitions: Eredivisie position 10
🔑 Star Man: Jonathan Okita
Usually used in the Left Wing position, Jonathan Okita was born in Cologne, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for MVV in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.