Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Vitesse and Heerenveen square off against each other at GelreDome in the closing match of Saturday’s program in the Eredivisie round 12. The Vitas aim to make amends for a massive 5-1 loss to Go Ahead Eagles, but keep in mind that they failed to win the previous five home games in the national championship. Both Tielemans and Boutrah are pushing for a start, while Miliano Jonathans and Fode Fofana miss out with injuries.
Heerenveen, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 4-1 loss to Ajax. De Superfriezen, though, have been struggling on the travels this term and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Vitesse’s party at GelreDome. Midfielder Ion Nicolaescu remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. In their last encounter in the Dutch elite division Vitesse defeated Heerenveen 3-1.
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.