Vitesse vs Feyenoord Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview
Kick Off: 13:30 Hrs
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Vitesse vs Feyenoord Match Prediction
Feyenoord will be aiming to extend their lead at the top of the Eredivisie table when they travel to the GelreDome to take on Vitesse on Sunday at lunchtime. Vitesse were beaten 1-0 on the road at Excelsior last time out, despite the fact they had an overwhelming 59% ball possession and 15 goalscoring attempts. Feyenoord, on the other hand, managed a comfortable 2-0 home victory over FC Utrecht thanks to two second-half goals from Jens Toornstra and Eljero Elia. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.
Betting Predictions and Tips
Both sides are desperate for points here, but a wrong step from Feyenoord will allow Ajax to climb up on the top of the league table. Feyenoord are aware of that, so I’m backing them to give their best in this one and to grab all three points. I’m also expecting a high-scoring affair as both sides looked solid going forward throughout the season.
Vitesse’s three-game winning streak in the Eredivisie ended last weekend as they suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat on the road at Excelsior, despite the fact that they controlled the game from the first whistle. Despite the loss, the Arnhem club still sit in a respectable 5th position in the Eredivisie table with 48 points under their belts after 31 rounds, just two points clear of the 6th-placed AZ Alkmaar. Their performance throughout the season was largely based on their solid defence, as they hold one of the best defensive records in the division with just 37 goals conceded in 31 league games. At the other end of the field, Vitesse managed a decent tally of 48 goals so far this season, including 18 from their topscorer Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Lewis Baker has also played a vital part in Vitesse’s performances throughout this Eredivisie campaign, helping the team with nine goals and two assists in his 30 league appearances. Their home form has seen them losing just two of their last 12 home fixtures across all competitions. Furthermore, the Arnhem club have won their last three home league fixtures, scoring at least two goals in each of these.
Meanwhile, Feyenoord suffered a dramatic 2-1 defeat on the road at Ajax at the beginning of April, but they managed to put their campaign back on track quickly with two victories and one draw in their last three league outings. The Rotterdammers looked incredibly strong in front of goal over the past three weeks, having scored 12 goals in their last three games in the Eredivisie. Actually, Feyenoord are the division’s topscorers, as they managed an amazing tally of 81 goals in 31 rounds. Nicolai Jorgensen is leading the Eredivisie’s goalscoring charts with 19 goals under his belt, while Jens Toornstra is the team’s second topscorer with 14 goals. Eljero Elia and Dirk Kuyt have also enjoyed a decent Eredivisie campaign, as the pair bagged 18 goals and eleven assists between them. Feyenoord sit on top of the Eredivisie table with 76 points to their name after 31 rounds, just one point clear of the second-placed Ajax. The good news is that Ajax travel to champions PSV Eindhoven, so there is a great chance to widen the gap at the top of the table. The worrying fact is that Feyenoord have struggled for fluency on the road over the past month, having won just once in their last four league trips.
Vitesse Team News
Matthew Miazga is a doubt, but Maikel van der Werff is out through injury. Furthermore, Ricky van Wolfswinkel is missing through suspension.
Feyenoord Team News
Par Hansson is a doubt, but Sven van Beek is out through a foot injury. The good news is that Bilal Basacikoglu and Rick Karsdorp are both back in training.
Eric Fernando Botteghin
Jan-Arie van der Heijden
Karim El Ahmadi
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