Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Following four consecutive league defeats, Vitesse will be looking to give fans something to cheer about when they take on Volendam in Sunday’s relegation six-pointer. The Vitas are having a season to forget, with the team sitting in the ultimate position, nine points behind the safe zone and, no doubt, they are eager to put an end to their four-game losing run. Nicolas Isimat-Mirin serves a one-game ban, while both Mathijs Tielemans and Davy Propper are out of contention with injuries.
Het Andere Oranje, on the other hand, are stuck in the relegation zone as well. As both sides are eager to return to winning ways in the Dutch top flight, we are tempted to place our bets on both teams to score. As for the away side, midfielder Joel Antonioli is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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.