Vitesse vs VVV-Venlo
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:45 UK / 16:45 CET
Venue: GelreDome (Arnhem)
Rejuvenated Vitesse and relegation straggler VVV Venlo meet at GelreDome where they’ll bring down the curtain on Eredivisie fixtures for 2019.
Vitesse vs VVV-Venlo: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (19 games): Vitesse 10 wins, 3 draws, VVV-Venlo 6 wins.
- Vitas have 6-1-2 record at home versus VVV.
- Guests failed to keep a clean sheet on their last five encounters.
- Vitesse are on three-game winning streak v The Good Old.
- Hosts are on a five-game unbeaten run in these confrontations.
- Both teams have scored in four of last five head-to-head meetings.
- Four of their last five encounters ended with more than 2.5 goals.
- Arnhem side was first to score in four of their last five showdowns.
Vitesse vs VVV-Venlo: Prediction
Vitas has been revitalized following Leonid Slutsky’s resignation. After a hard-earned draw v Feyenoord in Arhem, they’ve outclassed Twente on the road before returning home to knock out unworthy ODIN ’59 from KNVB Cup.
Vitesse sit on the brink of Qualification Playoffs, tied at 8th with Heerenveen due to few more goals conceded.
At GelreDome they’ve collected fourteen points from eight games. Currently managed by Joseph Oosting in caretaker role, Arnhem side have suffered only two losses (during their five-game losing streak) but it has to be said that no one of the top dogs in Dutch football has beaten them this season in front of their own fans.
Venlo-based side doesn’t seem to want to give up on their Eredivisie survival, as they’ve got two wins in last four games, following their seven-game losing streak.
At 16th just before the winter break, with five wins under their belt from 17 games, their chances for salvation are still great.
On the road, Yellow Black Army usually walked through the thorns, coming out all bloody, with their heads hanging down. Only three points won, from their Utrecht trip back in August. They’ve scored only six goals while conceding 22.
Vitesse’s Charly Musonda and Hilary Gong are done for the season after horrific knee injuries. Eli Dasa is still couple of weeks away from return while Roy Beerens is back in training but unlikely to play at Sunday.
As of guests, Bram Verbong is still out, Jerold Promes is close to return but most likely won’t feature v Vitesse while Lee Cattermole’s status is unknown.
Honestly, anything other than Vitesse’s win will be a huge surprise. They seem solid, back on their feet and should make quick work of ill-fated Venlo side. I’d also back Bryan Linssen to score, since he’s been in scintillating form this season. Having scored two just last week v Twente, I believe he’ll be back in the score sheets again.
Vitesse vs VVV-Venlo: Betting tips
Vitesse to Win @ 1.45
Bryan Linssen to Score Anytime @ 1.85.