Vitesse vs Sparta Rotterdam by Meese
Vitesse actually disappointed a lot last weekend as the team suffered 3:1 defeat away from home against Zwolle. They had all the chances to walk away with something before the game, but paid the price of entering the game too slowly as the players o Zwolle took the double lead within first eighteen minutes via Saymak in tenth and Brock-Madsen in eighteenth minute.
Visitors managed to reduce the deficit via van Wolfswinkel in 48th minute, while Holla re-installed their two goals lead in 55th minute. Players of Vitesse remained better and somehow had more concrete chances, but didn't change the scoreline later on. After this defeat, Vitesse remained just below the play-off zone, having just a point less than seventh placed Heerenveen and remaining in a must win position for this one.
Home team is set to play in 4-3-3 formation using Foor and Rashica on the wings, plus Wolfswinkel as central striker. Central defender Maikel van der Werff (16/0) is injured, same as first choice goalkeeper Eloy Room (24/0).
Sparta Rotterdam, on the other side, surprised everyone with a narrow 1:0 victory at home against current leaders at the table Feyenoord last weekend. The team is now at thirteenth position at the table, having seven points more than play-out placed Excelsior and can play a bit more relaxed in next weeks, but knowing that the danger hasn't passed yet.
Only goal in the match against Feyenoord was scored in first minute via their striker Pogba, while the players of Feyenoord remained better for the whole game and deserved more, but the scoreline change never came. Being more concrete in front of opponents goal is something what the players of Feyenoord will need to change soon, while Sparta surely was pretty lucky to walk away with a three pointer.
Visitors from Rotterdam are set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Pogba as central striker, plus Cabral, Moorsel and Goodwin as offensive midfielders. Central defender Bart Vriends (16/0) and defensive midfielder David Mendes da Silva (5/0) are injured for this one.
- Vitesse are undefeated in their last 12 matches against Sparta Rotterdam.
Vitesse are looking to return to the winning ways after their third defeat in last four matches in the league, while Sparta remains with high morale and surely coming here in a relaxed way to show their best. Vitesse remains favorite, but I see the visiting team being very threatening too.