FC Emmen vs Vitesse
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 24th February 2019
Kick-off at 13.30 UK/ 14.30 CET
Venue: De Oude Meerdijk (Emmen).
Vitesse may find it hard to catch Feyenoord and Alkmaar in the quest for direct entry to Europa League, but they may concentrate their energy into securing the playoff position that is in possession currently. The task demands some attention as not many points separate the spots just below them, and are in constant threat of attack.
Emmen will surely not be looking forward to this fixture, with relegation looming behind them. The team has been finding it hard to shake off this tag, and the recent form of all of their direct rivals have been better than them. The tie against Vitesse, who has major objectives in mind with a win in this tie, does not provide them much odds, to begin with.
FC Emmen vs Vitesse Head-to-head (h2h)
- These teams have met only twice in the last decade.
- Vitesse holds a 100% unbeaten record in h2h ties.
- At this venue, the team holds a 100% winning record.
- Both teams found the back of the net the last time these two took either side of the De Oude Meerdijk pitch.
FC Emmen vs Vitesse Prediction
The hosts have never won against this rival, and at their home, possesses a perfect losing record. The domination in h2h encounters aside, league standings also rightly put the favorites tag on the visitors. Vitesse is fighting to consolidate their participation in Europa League, while their counterparts are dreading the boot to Eerste Divisie.
Emmen has just four wins to their name in the last 19 games and just four wins in their last 20 home ties. Their guests will likely target this bad form in the process, and at the same time, put their slightly derailed away form back on track, which occurred due to some tough opponents on the road.
The pick is an away win, but it’s not going to come cheap or easy. Vitesse will surely have to sweat it out. The home advantage of Emmen will boost their confidence, and their desperation to get free from relegation will drive them harder. For the reason, I believe, we can expect to see the home team taking part in the goal-scoring duty as well.
FC Emmen vs Vitesse Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Vitesse to Win @ 1.80 (4/5).