FC Utrecht vs Vitesse Prediction & Match Preview

FC Utrecht vs Vitesse Dutch Eredivisie Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

FC Utrecht vs Vitesse
Netherlands – Eredivisie ECL Playoff
Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard.

Both Vitesse and Utrecht did manage to secure top-tier finishes in the Dutch top flight this season. However, their form towards the end of the campaign was worrying, and it needs to be noted that either team were struggling with their defense in the second half of 2021-22.

This Thursday, with a ticket to the Conference League at stake the two squads take on each other, and we can expect either of them to give their absolute best on the pitch. And with defense being a concern for both, chances are high for goals to come in plenty.

Moreover, past h2h clashes have also witnessed goals coming in huge numbers. Likely, the BTTS wager seems very promising this game-week.

FC Utrecht vs Vitesse Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last three encounters in a row had goals from both teams.
  • Three of the past five meetings had three or more goals.
  • Five of the former six clashes at this ground had goals from both teams.
  • The latest match up at this stadium had finished in a 1-1 draw.

FC Utrecht vs Vitesse Prediction & Analysis

Utrecht were winless in 11 of their last 14 overall fixtures, and they have won a total of just twice at this venue since November of 2021.

All through this stretch they conceded goals in huge numbers, and even so at home.

On the other hand, Vitesse were winless in nine of their past twelve overall games, and they had also lost five of their former nine fixtures. Do also take into account the fact that they were winless in eight of their previous ten road trips.

Considering these observations, as well as previous head-to-head scorecards, expect a high-scoring affair this Thursday between the two squads.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Vitesse are one of the only two teams in the top tier to have a negative goal difference.
  • Meanwhile Utrecht had conceded just six goals fewer than the dead-last placed team in the league table.

Tips for FC Utrecht vs Vitesse

  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).
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