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Vitesse vs Utrecht - Hosts can seal Europa League place in Arnhem

Value on Vitesse in Eredivisie Europa League playoff
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Vitesse backed to make home form count in Eredivisie Europa League playoff final (Getty Images)
Tolu Shotade 17 Oct 2019
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Vitesse vs Utrecht Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Vitesse host Utrecht at the Gelredome in the second leg of their Eredivisie Europa League playoff final. The hosts are on a three-match winning run at home and having already earned a draw in the first leg, are tipped to complete the job with a victory at odds of 2.10.

SBV Vitesse Form & Team News 

Vitesse earned a 1-1 draw at Utrecht in the first leg of this tie last Friday. They fought back from a goal down with Tim Matavz's effort on 31 minutes ensuring they came away with a share of the spoils.

Leonid Slutskiy's men have been in fine form lately, particularly at home where they have won their last three matches. Given their impressive showing in recent matches, a home win represents good value at odds of 2.10.

Striker Matavz is having impressive campaign in the playoffs having scored three goals in his last two matches. The Slovenian usually has support from Martin Odegaard, who has also scored three goals in his last five matches.

Leonid Slutskiy
Leonid Slutskiy's Vitesse have won their last three home matches (Getty Images)

FC Utrecht Form & Team News

Utrecht were left disappointed by the 1-1 draw in the first leg having been the better side in the contest. They created a number of opportunities but had only Sander van de Streek's 18th minute strike to show for their efforts.

Dick Advocaat's men often struggle on their travels having suffered three defeats in their last four away matches. Their poor form on the road sees them priced at odds of 3.20 for a win and 3.60 for a draw. 

Striekr Cyriel Dessers should return to the starting lineup having been substituted in the second half last time out. He is often joined in attack by Gyrano Kerk with both men scoring just two goals each in their last 10 matches.

Vitesse vs Utrecht Head to Head 

Vitesse have a 25-19 edge with 13 draws from 57 previous matches against Utrecht. Slutskiy's men are unbeaten in the last five meetings, claiming three wins in that run. The most recent fixture between both teams was last week's first leg which ended 1-1.

Vitesse vs Utrecht Match Up

Matavz and Odegaard often combine well in attack for Vitesse with both men impressing in recent matches. They have scored three goals each in their last five matches and are expected to get the better of the Utrecht backline.

In contrast, Utrecht have struggled in attack with their forward players Kerk and Dessers combining for just four goals in their last 10 appearances.

Vitesse vs Utrecht Key Statistics

  • Vitesse have won their last 3 home matches (all competitions).
  • Vitesse have won their last 2 home matches against Utrecht (all competitions).
  • Utrecht have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches (all competitions).


Vitesse usually do their best work in front of their fans having won their last three home matches. With Utrecht struggling on their travels, a home win is the tip here at odds of 2.10.

Best Bet: Vitesse Win @ 2.10 at bet365 – 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Vitesse Win 2-1 @ 8.50 at bet365 – 1 Unit

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