Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Fortuna Sittard Stadion will host Wednesday’s football game between Fortuna Sittard and Vitesse. Sjors Ultee’s troops did well to shock Twente in Enschede at the weekend, with the team moving one step closer to securing the Eredivisie survival. Fortuna aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and seeing that Vitesse have little to play for in the season finale, home win should be considered.
A man to watch in the home team will be Zian Flemming, who scored a brace at Twente, whilst Greece international Dimitrios Siovas remains on the sidelines with injury. The Vitas failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Heerenveen; therefore, we predict that the relegation-threatened hosts are going to pick up vital three points from the midweek fixture. The good news for the away side is that defender Riechedly Bazoer is back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Andreas Samaris):
Greece international midfielder Andreas Samaris began his career playing for Panachaiki before his spells with Panionios and Olympiakos. SL Benfica is the first international experience for the 27-year-old player who arrived in Portugal in 2014.
A full international since 2013, Samaris represented Greece at the 2014 FIFA World Cup during which he managed to make his presence known and earn a move abroad. Andreas Samaris operates as a central midfield but is capable of filling in defensive midfielder role. Greek international was the mainstay for Benfica during his first two seasons at the club managing 46 Primeira Liga appearances during the period. He also added 12 Champions League appearances.
Andreas Samaras helped Benfica win two Primeira Liga titles, two Taca da Liga trophies and one Super Cup. Greek international was the regular performer for his national team during the unsuccessful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with ten games to his name.
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.