Roda vs Vitesse
Dutch Eredivisie, Season 2017/18
Date: Friday, 18th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Parkstad Limburg Stadion, Kerkrade.
In the second round of the Dutch Eredivisie Roda Kerkrade will face one of the sides that traditionally cause them a lot of trouble – Vitesse. The hosts have not commenced their season as they planned, while Vitesse secured a morale boost in the first match of the season.
Opening the new season with a 4-2 defeat from Zwolle is not a good sign for the team destined to fight for the relegation again. In the previous campaign, Roda dodged the relegation with the minimal result of 1-0 after the two-legged tie with Maastricht, but unless they improve entirely as a team their luck might run out.
Vitesse’s ambitions are of course, a lot higher than Roda’s. Their season started off with a disappointment as they fell to Feyenoord in Super Cup, but more importantly, Vitesse inscribed the first three points after beating NEC Breda 4-1. Stadion GelreDome saw the 30-minute blitzkrieg of their team, which was an excellent intro for the forthcoming fight the Dutch top five.
Roda vs Vitesse: Head-to-head
In the last few seasons, Vitesse were happy to face Roda. In the last five matches, they allowed zero points to the team from Kerkrade while allowing only one goal. Even at Parkstad Limburg Stadion, Roda struggles against Vitesse as they won only one game out of the last five – a KNVB Beker (Cup) match, back in 2013.
Roda vs Vitesse: Prediction
Vitesse are fired up for the upcoming match after tallying five last week. On the other side, Roda will implement a cautious approach and hope for a low-scoring match where they have a lot more chances. Vitesse won’t allow Roda to dictate the tempo of the match for sure, so the visitors will be aiming to secure another three points rapidly.
Roda vs Vitesse: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Vitesse to win at the odds of 2.00 @ William Hill.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Over 2.75 goals at the odds of 1.81 @ Pinnacle.