Vitesse vs FC Utrecht
Netherlands – Europa League Playoff
Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: GelreDome (Arnhem).
The first leg of the tie ended in a 1-1 draw, giving the moral edge to Vitesse, who was on the road. The hosts had drawn the first blood, in the 18th minute, and went ahead 1-0 on the scoreline. But the guests figured out a way to level things in the 31st minute.
The away goal improved the confidence of Vitesse, and they tried for more. But the home defense kept the attack at bay.
Now it all comes to this one final game, which will decide which of the four teams qualified for the playoffs will get a shot at Europe.
Vitesse vs FC Utrecht Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three wins in a row went to Vitesse.
- 21 of the last 24 matches had goals from both teams.
- 14 of the last 17 wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- 13 of the last 14 meetings at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.
Vitesse vs FC Utrecht Prediction
The home advantage of Vitesse, and the away goal they have posted on the board will tip the scales in favor of them. They are also unbeaten at home in the last 17 attempts and won 11 of them as well. Meanwhile, Utrecht lost three of their last four away ties.
Importantly, the last three h2h wins went to Vitesse, and 14 of the last 17 at this venue too. Finally, though both teams had finished level on points in the table in the regular season, Vitesse had scored a full extra ten goals. Count on them to emerge victorious this Tuesday.
Going on, this is a one-off game for European entry. Utrecht is level on aggregate and they will try their best to trump the hosts. Moreover, 21 of the last 24 h2h meetings and 13 of the last 14 at this venue had goals from both teams. As such, expect the same to happen this week.
Vitesse vs FC Utrecht Betting Tips
Vitesse to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).