Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 4-1 win over NEC Nijmegen, Vitesse will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they host Excelsior to their GelreDome on Matchday 30. The Vitas are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Barring any fresh injury worries, Phillip Cocu is unlikely to make changes to the team that outclassed Nijmegen at the weekend.
Meanwhile, Marinus Dijkhuizen’s charges aim to build on a 2-1 win over Go Ahead Eagles. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on the home side this time out as Excelsior have been struggling on the travels this term. The Kralingers have already suffered 12 defeats on the road this term, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Vitesse’s party at GelreDome. Both Sven Nieuwpoort and Nathan Markelo miss out with injuries, while both Adrian Fein and Vicente Besuijen are major doubts.
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.