Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Buoyed by the Dutch Cup win over Heerenveen, Vitesse will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they face Utrecht in their first league game of 2024. The Vitas are not enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting in the rock-bottom position with only 11 points on their account. As Vitesse experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-0 loss to Almere City, home win should not be considered.
All Davy Propper, Goncalves Pinto, Miliano Jonathans, and Fode Fofana should miss out with injuries. Utrecht, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late and seeing that they are eager to rejoin the playoffs race, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Arnhem.
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.