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SC Heerenveen will visit GelreDome on Sunday for the Eredivisie game with home side Vitesse.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Vitesse v SC Heerenveen, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Vitesse will be looking for another win after a 1-2 Eredivisie success vs Go Ahead Eagles.
In that match, Vitesse managed 50% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Vitesse was Loïs Openda (13', 69'). For their opponents, Go Ahead Eagles had 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Isac Lidberg (35') scored for Go Ahead Eagles.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Vitesse have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Vitesse have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 8 goals during that time.
Last time out, SC Heerenveen drew 3-3 in the Eredivisie match with SC Cambuur.
In that game, SC Heerenveen managed 44% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For SC Heerenveen, the scorers were Anas Tahiri (2'), Sydney van Hooijdonk (34') and Joost van Aken (96'). SC Cambuur had 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Roberts Uldriķis (12'), Robin Maulun (65') and Mitchel Paulissen (94') scored for SC Cambuur.
Throughout their six latest matches, Ole Tobiasen's SC Heerenveen have found the net 10 times thus yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Taking a look at their past results, SC Heerenveen:
- have not won against Vitesse in away games against them for the last 11 league games. A very poor run of away results.
- have not won away from home in their last 7 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 02/02/2019, there has been little to separate the clubs with Vitesse winning 2 of those games, SC Heerenveen 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined total of 21 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 11 from Vitas and 10 belonging to De Superfriezen. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Eredivisie match day 11 on 30/10/2021 when the final score was SC Heerenveen 1-2 Vitesse.
That day, SC Heerenveen had 32% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player to score was Milan van Ewijk (45').
At the other end, Vitesse had 26 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Loïs Openda (55', 92') scored.
The match was refereed by Martin van den Kerkhof.
Team News: Vitesse
Yann Gboho (Groin Injury), Jeroen Houwen (Cheekbone Fracture), Nikolai Baden Frederiksen (Ankle Injury) and Maximilian Wittek (Shoulder Injury) will not be able to play for Vitesse manager Thomas Letsch.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
In an otherwise available group of players, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the SC Heerenveen boss Ole Tobiasen to be concerned about. Joost van Aken (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here.
We feel that in this game, Vitesse should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
In contrast, SC Heerenveen will be up against it to break down their defence although we do think that they will probably end up managing to get on the scoresheet.
We’re predicting a controlled 3-1 win for Vitesse after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GelreDome (25,000)
Captain: Danilho Doekhi
Chairman: Henk Parren
Manager: Thomas Letsch
Competitions: Eredivisie position 6, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Star Player: Loïs Openda
Generally used in the Striker position, Loïs Openda was born in Liège, Belgium. After having played his first senior match for Club Brugge in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 15 league goals in the Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 30 appearances.