It is hardly surprising that Twente leads Vitesse by 19 points in the standings given that Vitesse has lost its last six league games but hasn’t lost any of its last eight.
After losing to Sparta Rotterdam 4-0, Vitesse finished November with back-to-back draws, which put them into the World Cup break with a three-match losing streak.
The GelreDome is now more concerned about being relegated than ever before. Phillip Cocu would have been keen for his players to pick up where they left off before the World Cup.
Vitesse returned to action earlier this month with draws against AZ Alkmaar and NEC before falling to PSV Eindhoven 1-0, after producing a respectable performance against the title contenders the previous time around.
Cocu’s team has now dropped eight of its 17 Eredivisie games this season, winning three and drawing six. As a result, they are currently only three points over the line that guarantees relegation.
Vitesse is in serious danger of falling into the second tier for the first time in more than three decades after managing to win just one of their eight home league games this season while giving up 19 goals in the process.
FC Twente, who have lost just three of their 17 league games this season, are fourth in the standings, four points behind first-place Feyenoord.
Prior to the World Cup, the Pride of the East had a five-game unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie, winning three games and drawing two others. Since the break, they have extended that streak to eight games, winning two and drawing one.
Twente dominated Michael Silberbauer’s team last time out and won 2-0 against FC Utrecht after holding Ajax to a scoreless draw in Amsterdam in their first game back.
With only nine goals given up and 10 clean sheets, Twente has a strong defensive base for their league season. As a result, they have kept a clean sheet in nearly 60% of their Eredivisie games this season.
Since their previous loss, which came against Feyenoord back in October, Jans’s team has accrued 18 out of a possible 24 points, and they will be optimistic of inflicting further suffering on struggling Vitesse.
Vitesse vs Twente – Betting Analysis
All indications point to another clean-sheet triumph for the Pride of the East when you consider the disparate defensive records of these two teams and FC Twente’s stellar defense.
We believe that Vitesse will need to play as a unit in order to put a goal past FC Twente, who should win and may very well retain a clean sheet. So, we think the game will be close and that FC Twente will win 0-1 at the end of regulation.
What are the best odds for the game?
Regarding the current betting odds on the WDW market, staking on Vitesse is best priced at 3.42, backing a drawn result is 3.6, and staking on a victory for FC Twente comes in at 2.06. They’re the most competitive prices that can be secured at present.
Vitesse vs Twente – Head-to-Head