Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Sunday’s football game at GelreDome pits together Vitesse and Utrecht, the two teams who have different ambitions for the season finale. The Vitas’ main goal is to secure the Eredivisie survival, whereas Utrecht are eyeing a spot in European competitions. Slovenia international Matus Bero serves a one-game ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards, while fellow midfielder Sondre Tronstad misses out with a hamstring problem.
Utrecht, on the other hand, defeated Heerenveen thanks to Anastasios Douvikas’ goal from the penalty spot, but seeing that important attacker Bas Dost is sidelined with injury, away win should not be considered. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Ramon Hendriks is yet another absentee in the away team, while Django Warmerdam will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. In the first half of the season Utrecht defeated Vitesse 1-0, and yet another low-scoring affair is on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Mike van der Hoorn):
Mike van der Hoorn is a Dutch international who plays for Arminia Bielefeld as a centre-back. Van der Hoorn spent his youth career at the likes of Buitenboys, Omniworld and Utrecht, and he continued playing for the “Cathedral citizens” at senior level.
The Dutch footballer then joined Ajax where he scored three goals in 33 appearances in the Eredivisie. During his spell with the famous Eredivisie club he made 22 appearances for Jong Ajax as well. In 2016 he decided to move to UK as he signed a three-year deal with Swansea City.
After spending four seasons at the Liberty Stadium, Mikel van der Hoorn joined Arminia Bielefeld in the summer of 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. The Dutch defender made his Bundesliga debut on September 19, 2020 in a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. His primary position is centre-back, and he has a contract with Arminia until June 30, 2023.
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.