PEC Zwolle vs Vitesse
Date: Sunday, 15 August 2021
Kick-off 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: MAC PARK Stadion.
PEC Zwolle will host Vitesse in the first round of the new Eredivisie season on Sunday afternoon at MAC PARK Stadion.
Vitesse will travel to MAC PARK Stadion just three days after a trip to the Republic of Ireland for the return fixture of their UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying tie against Dundalk.
The team led by German manager Thomas Letsch were surprisingly easy to break down against Dundalk, especially if we know that the strong defensive line was one of their main strengths in the previous term of Eredivisie.
Vitas generally had a subpar pre-season form, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of eight exhibition tests.
Luckily for Vitesse, they are about to lock horns with an equally bad (or even worse) defense of Zwolle’s in their first domestic game of the season.
The hosts, who finished the last Eredivisie campaign in the bottom half of the standings winning just 9 of 34 league games, have also been struggling badly to keep their net untouched in pre-season tests this summer.
They’ve shipped five goals in the last two friendlies against Heerenveen (a 0-2 defeat) and Heracles (a 1-3 loss).
It was certainly not the start the new manager Art Langeler wanted at the beginning of his reign at MAC PARK Stadion.
PEC Zwolle vs Vitesse Head-to-head
- Vitesse were much more successful historically in this matchup, winning 14 and losing only 5 of 24 meetings with PEC Zwolle.
- However, Zwolle came on top in each of the last two home clashes against Vitesse, scoring as many as six goals in these wins.
- Three or more goals were scored in each of the last five head to head encounters between the two sides.
PEC Zwolle vs Vitesse Prediction
Neither of the two outfits seem capable of keeping things quiet at the back here. The H2H tradition also suggests an open contest and we just can’t ignore the Both Teams To Score pick at the tempting 1.70 odds.
As for the outcome, the match could go either way. Instead of backing someone’s win, we’ll go with Vitesse to score two or more goals as an alternative betting option, priced up at the 1.83 odds.
PEC Zwolle vs Vitesse Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.70 odd
Vitesse Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 odd.