Our prediction for this Europa League match:
By beating Racing in the two-legged tie Viitorul set up a meeting with Vitesse in the Europa League second qualifying round. Viitorul were having their ups and downs in pre-season, but they proved their worth in the double-header against Racing and they are definitely capable of making life difficult for the Dutch side at Stadionul Central. Viitorul are tough to beat at home and we believe that they are going to grab something from Thursday’s football match. Vitesse, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. A lively contest is on the cards and we predict the two teams are going to play out a draw at Stadionul Central. It has to be noted that the two teams square off against each other in European competitions for the first time ever.
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.