Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
After dropping two points in a 2-2 draw with Fortuna Sittard, PSV will look to return to winning ways when they take on Vitesse on Saturday evening. PSV had no fewer than 32 goal attempts in the last league match, but it has to be noted that Luuk de Jong missed a number of clear-cut opportunities to score. Pacey winger Noni Madueke produced a fine display against Fortuna Sittard, and the 20-year-old is likely to prove a handful for the Vitesse back-line as well.
All Savio, Fode Fofana, Mauro Junior, and Philipp Max remain on the sidelines. Meanwhile, the Vitas have drawn each of their last four league matches, but given their eight-game losing run at Philips Stadion, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Eindhoven.
Highlighted Player (Luuk de Jong):
The 26-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is considered one of Europe’s deadliest strikers with his incredible return of goals in games he spends playing. Luuk de Jong began his football career at De Graafschap in 2008, but moved on to Twente only a year later.
The tally of 39 goals in 76 league appearances earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but his spell in Germany ended in disappointment. Bundesliga club attempted to revive his career by sending him out on loan to Newcastle United but his stint with the English club yielded even more disappointment and concluded in utter disaster with De Jong playing 12 games without scoring a single goal for the Magpies.
A return to Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven turned out to be a proper hit for the 26-year-old striker who has restored his scoring touch with more than 50 goals for the Boeren after less than 90 games.
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.