Fortuna Sittard are hoping to return to winning ways and stay in contention for a place in the UEFA Conference League playoffs.
Vitesse need a win to avoid the playoffs and secure the UEFA Conference League third qualifying round appearance.
Fortuna Sittard upped their game of late, clinching back-to-back 3-0 victory over ADO Den Haag and Twente since the start of the month.
They have snapped such a run with a narrow loss away at UEFA Champions League hopefuls AZ Alkmaar on Saturday. However, Sjors Ultee’s men left a decent impression there as well and they certainly have something to build on ahead of mid-week’s fixture against Vitesse.
The hosts are three points shy of Sparta Rotterdam and Heracles who share the 8th place (the last spot to take in the Conference League playoffs). Can they back up this solid form and push for a strong finish to the campaign?
The visitors have generally had a decent season, but they kind of ruined it with a poor spell of form in the last couple of months.
Vitesse won just one of the last five league outings. They will travel to Sittard off the back of a tough 3-0 defeat at Sparta Rotterdam in the previous round.
They have not been the most prolific team in the division, but they boats the joint second-best defensive record in the competition and backing goals is never a smart idea in their games.
Fortuna Sittard vs Vitesse Head-to-head
- Fortuna Sittard have always struggled to perform against Vitesse. The hosts only managed to snatch 2 wins in the last 19 encounters with Vitesse.
- Vitesse will go into this on the back of three subsequent wins over Fortuna. They notched nine goals in the process.
- Vitesse also won five and lost just one of the last nine away matches against Fortuna Sittard.
Fortuna Sittard vs Vitesse Prediction
Neither of the two teams has been consistent lately. However, looking at Fortuna’s recent defensive form (just one goal conceded in the last three outings) and Vitesse’s general defensive strength, we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as the best betting option here.
As for the outcome, the draw seems to be the most likable of the three based on everything written above. The value is also great in it as the bookies price it up at the sky-high 3.80 odds.
Fortuna Sittard vs Vitesse Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.80 odd
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.25 odd.
Fortuna Sittard vs Vitesse
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Kick-off 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Fortuna Sittard Stadion.