Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Dundalk and Vitesse square off against each other in a highly-anticipated Conference League qualifier. Dundalk did well to hold Vitesse to a 2-2 draw at GelreDome, but the bookies still see them as underdogs in this tie. The Lilywhites experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to St. Patricks at the weekend, which is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Patrick McEleney, who scored a brace in the first leg. The Eredivisie outfit, on the other hand, are eyeing their first win of the new season, and even though Lois Openda misses the match through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. Morocco international Oussama Tanane is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Stefan Colovic):
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia on April 16, 1994, Stefan Colovic is a winger who plays for Irish side Dundalk. During his youth career, Colovic played for the likes of Crvena Zvezda, Rad, Atletico Madrid, and Partizan, and he returned to Rad at the start of his senior career.
The pacey winger was part of Drina Zvornik, Sloboda Tuzla, Jagodina, Radnicki Pirot, Kolubara, and Proleter Novi Sad as well before joining Dundalk. Colovic made his Dundalk debut on March 6, 2020 in a 4-0 win at Finn Harps. He scored his first goal for the Lilywhites in a 3-1 loss to Sligo Rovers five months late.
His main position is right winger, but he is used as a left winger as well. Stefan Colovic has yet to earn a call-up for the Serbia national team. His preferred foot is left, and he has a contract with Dundalk until December 2021.
Highlighted Team (Vitesse):
Nicknamed Vitas, the proud of Gelderland, Vitesse are a Dutch football club based in Arnhem. Vitesse compete in the Dutch Eredivisie and they have yet to win the national championship. However, they finished as runners-up in the Dutch elite division on five occasions (1897–98, 1902–03, 1912–13, 1913–14, 1914–15), while clinching third place in the standings in the 1997/1998 season.
Vitesse did remarkably well to win the 2016/2017 Dutch Cup title, with the team beating AZ Alkmaar in the final at De Kuip in Rotterdam. As a result, the Vitas booked their place in the Europa League group stages where they face the likes of Lazio, Nice and Zulte-Waregem.
Vitesse are well known for their yellow jerseys with black stripes, while the club’s away colour is black. GelreDome is the home ground of the Dutch team and the capacity of the venue is 21.248. It has to be noted that famous Spanish footballer Albert Ferrer was in charge of the club in the 2010/2011 season.