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Utrecht vs Vitesse Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (19/05/2022)

Utrecht and Vitesse lock horns in the first leg of the clubs’ Europa League playoff semi-finals on Thursday evening. Two clubs in patchy form clash at the Stadion Galgenwaard. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Utrecht vs Vitesse – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Utrecht have won only two of their last ten games at home ahead of their crucial tussle with Vitesse on Thursday. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Vitesse Double Chance

Utrecht made the cut for the Europa League playoffs with games to spare, though their end of season form has been poor. Just two wins from 13 Eredivisie fixtures soured the final weeks of their campaign and they look vulnerable in Thursday’s first leg tie with Vitesse as a result. Vites have lost just two of their last seven on the road and they look an interesting prospect in the double chance market again this week.

Both Teams to Score

Utrecht and Vitesse completed two evenly contested tussles in the regular Eredivisie season and both teams found the net on each occasion. Both teams scoring has been a familiar outcome for Utrecht during their endeavours, especially at the Stadion Galgenwaard, where that bet has landed in five of their last seven assignments. BTTS has also been a winning bet in 100% of Vitesse’s last four skirmishes, so stick to the same market on Thursday.

Lois Openda to Score Anytime

We tipped lethal finisher Lois Openda to find the net against champions Ajax last weekend and the Belgian striker duly found the net twice against the Eredivisie’s best team, further highlighting just how dangerous he can be in the final third. The 22-year-old has now scored five times in his last four appearances for Vitesse and his red-hot form makes him an outstanding candidate in the anytime goalscorer stakes this week.

Utrecht vs Vitesse Match Preview and Team News

Utrecht

Bart Ramselaar, Tommy St. Jago and keeper Fabian de Keijzer are all out injured for Utrecht this week. The Domstedelingen were beaten by then bottom club Willem II 3-0 on the final day of the regular Eredivisie campaign, capping what has been a dire end to the season for the club. The Europa League Playoffs offer a clean slate of sorts, though Utrecht’s poor form makes their chances of success slim.

Vitesse

Jacob Rasmussen and Maximilian Wittek are both out injured this week, while there are also doubts over the availability of Gnantin Yann Gboho and Alois Dominik Oroz. Vites went toe-to-toe with recently crowned champions Ajax in their final match of the normal season and their 2-2 draw with the Amsterdam giants would have provided a timely confidence booster ahead of the playoffs.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Utrecht vs Vitesse

Below you can find our rundown of the top stats for Thursday’s fixture alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

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20/02/22
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1 - 1
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07/11/21
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2 - 1
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14/03/21
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1 - 3
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12/01/21
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05/10/19
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2 - 1
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15/05/22
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3 - 0
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11/05/22
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2 - 2
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07/05/22
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1 - 1
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29/04/22
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1 - 0
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24/04/22
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2 - 1
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15/05/22
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2 - 2
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11/05/22
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1 - 2
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08/05/22
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1 - 2
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01/05/22
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1 - 2
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24/04/22
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1 - 0
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Utrecht vs Vitesse Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Utrecht vs Vitesse prediction

Which club is favourite to win this week?

The bookies have priced Utrecht as favourites to win Thursday’s Europa League Playoff semi-final first leg against Vitesse

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 21:00 CET (GMT +1).

Who is Vitesse’s top scorer this season?

With an impressive 18 goals, Lois Openda is Vitesse’s leading scorer in the Eredivisie this season.