Mat Bero (25′), Kacper Kozowski (28′), and Ryan Flamingo (83′) scored goals for Vitesse. NEC received goals via Bart van Rooij (68′ Own Goal) and Dirk Proper (70′).
Vitesse hasn’t kept a clean sheet in many of their recent games. They will be concerned that Vitesse’s defense has been breached in 5 of their last 6 matches, resulting in 7 goals being conceded.
Vitesse had won their previous two home league games without suffering a loss coming into this encounter. Excelsior enters this match after defeating Go Ahead Eagles 2-1 in their previous Eredivisie contest.
Couhaib Driouech and Julian Baas scored goals for Excelsior in the 54th and 65th minutes, respectively. Go Ahead Eagles’ goal was scored by Willum ór Willumsson (61′).
The numbers don’t lie; in 5 of their last 6 games, opponents scored against Excelsior, scoring a total of 12 goals. Excelsior has observed their vulnerabilities in the back.
However, there’s a chance that tendency won’t continue into this match. Excelsior had lost all 13 of their league games away from home coming into this match. What a miserable road trip it has been.
Vitesse vs Excelsior – Betting Analysis
There hasn’t been much to separate the clubs in their previous head-to-head matches dating back to September 9, 2017, with Vitesse winning three of them, Excelsior winning three, and 0 games ending in regulation time draws.
Over the course of those matches, they combined for 18 goals, scoring 9 for Vitas and 9 for Roodzwarten. That equals an average of three goals per game.
The two teams last faced off in a league encounter on August 12, 2022, in Eredivisie encounter Day 2, which ended with a score of Excelsior 3-1 Vitesse. Alex Bos was the match official.
The Vitesse manager Phillip Cocu has only one fitness issue to deal with because his team is nearly at full strength. There aren’t many personnel concerns. There will be a loss for Davy Pröpper (Cruciate Ligament Rupture).
With Kjell Scherpen, Carlens Arcus, Ryan Flamingo, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Maximilian Wittek, Million Manhoef, Melle Meulensteen, Marco van Ginkel, Kacper Kozlowski, Matus Bero, and Mohamed Sankoh, it appears like Vitas will employ the 4-3-3 formation for this match.
Stijn van Gassel, Siebe Horemans, Redouan El Yaakoubi, Kik Pierie, Arthur Zagre, Peer Koopmeiners, Julian Baas, Couhaib Driouech, Kenzo Goudmijn, Lazaros Lamprou, and Marouan Azarkan are set to be sent out for Roodzwarten in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
We believe that Excelsior would be disappointed if they failed to score in this match against this Vitesse team, but that probably won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
What are the top odds for the game?
In terms of the bookies’ odds in the full-time result market, the win for Vitesse is best priced at 1.46, betting on a drawn result is 4.72 and taking a punt on the winner to be Excelsior gets you 6.65. Those are the most competitive bets that can be secured at the moment.
Vitesse vs Excelsior – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw