Kozakken Boys vs Vitesse
Dutch KNVB Beker
Date: Thursday, 20 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Sportbank De Zwaaier (Rotterdam).
Kozakken Boys well confounded their expectations by going all the way to the last 16 round in KNVB Beker. The team is struggling for consistency in the third division of Dutch football this season. They hold 12th position after 16 rounds in Tweede Divisie where they shipped 26 goals in the process. However, a shocking 2-1 victory over a second-division outfit Almere City booked them a R16 tie against elite class members Vitesse.
The visitors are obviously massive favourites coming into this due to the obvious gulf in quality between the two sides. Vitas have quite an interesting KNVB Beker behind them. They lifted the silverware in the 2016/17 campaign only to fail at the very first hurdle last year when they were shockingly eliminated by lower-division Swift on penalties.
Kozakken Boys vs Vitesse: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head meeting between the two sides.
Kozakken Boys vs Vitesse: Prediction
Vitas returned to winning ways after a series of two straight matches without a victory. They saw off VVV 2-1 at home on Saturday evening to climb up to 6th place in the Eredivisie ladder. Martin Odegaard and Oussama Darfalou notched goals in the mentioned victory. The head coach Leonid Slutskiy has reasons to be worried about his team’s defensive efforts as Vitas allowed at least a goal in all of last six matches in the top flight of the Dutch football.
The clash with a much weaker opposition this time around should give a chance for the visitors to finally keep things quiet at the back. We certainly expect them to produce up front and storm past the 12th placed team in the third class of Dutch football.
You can get Vitesse to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 1.57, while the visitors are 2.25 to keep a clean sheet on the occasion.
Kozakken Boys vs Vitesse: Bet Tips
HT/FT Vitesse/Vitesse @ 1.57 (4/7)
Vitesse to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).