De Graafschap vs Vitesse
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Stadion De Vijverberg (Doetinchem).
De Graafschap suffered one of the toughest defeats in their history last weekend when they fell 8-0 to Ajax on the road. The loss left them at the very foot of the Eredivise standings with just 11 points from 16 games so far. Superboeren will have a very tough task to bounce back from such failure on Sunday afternoon when they host Vitesse at Stadion De Vijverberg.
Henk de Jong’s men are really struggling to stay competitive in the higher division football. They have been on a dreadful run of form since November. De Graafschap head into this off the back of six losses and a draw in last seven fixtures across competitions. A demolishing defeat in Amsterdam will clearly ruin the atmosphere inside the dressing room ahead of this tie against Vitas. Can Henk de Jong raise team’s spirits for the last game of the year?
De Graafschap vs Vitesse: Head-to-head
It’s been two years since these two likes last played each other.
Vitesse won four and drew one of last five encounters against Superboeren.
Vitas kept their net untouched in four of past five encounters with De Graafschap.
Overall, Vitesse won 17, drew 7 and lost only 4 of 28 matches with Superboeren.
De Graafschap vs Vitesse: Prediction
The hosts have by far the weakest attacking record in the league netting 12 goals in 16 games so far. They did not find the back of the net at all in past four Eredivise ties. Vitesse should thus have a big opportunity to overtake the likes of Utrecht and AZ and break into the top four in the league ladder with a three-pointer here.
Utrecht and AZ face Ajax and PSV respectively this weekend which opens up the way for Vitas to end the year at the 4th place in the Eredivisie ladder. The visitors will likely still be without injured striker Tim Matavz, but it should not be too big of an issue against such opposition.
De Graafschap vs Vitesse: Bet Tips
Vitesse to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Vitesse to keep a clean sheet @ 2.37 (11/8).