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Vitesse vs Utrecht Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (22/05/2022)

Vitesse and Utrecht lock horns in the second leg of the clubs’ Europa League playoff semi-finals on Sunday. Utrecht hold a big 3-1 advantage ahead of this weekend’s clash. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Vitesse vs Utrecht – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Utrecht are in a commanding position following their 3-1 first-leg victory over Vitesse on Thursday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

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

Vitesse to Win

Utrecht hold all the aces ahead of Sunday’s crucial playoff semi-final second-leg clash with Vitesse in Arnhem following the club’s 3-1 triumph in the opening fixture on Thursday, though home advantage has been key in the Eredivisie’s end of season knockouts so far and Vites could exact some revenge. Utrecht are without a win in their last five attempts on the road and that poor record means they could be worth opposing this weekend.

Both Teams to Score

We tipped both teams to score in Thursday’s first-leg and our prediction landed in what was an open game at the Stadion Galgenwaard. That was the fifth time in six encounters between Vitesse and Utrecht where both teams etched their names onto the scoresheet and history could repeat itself again on Sunday. Neither defence is particularly reliable, so expect both backlines to concede in Arnhem.

Lois Openda to Score Anytime

Lois Openda had a rare off night on Thursday, racking up three attempts against Utrecht without hitting the target, though we’re backing the Belgian hotshot to play a more central role in proceedings on Sunday. Despite his futile efforts in midweek, Openda has still rattled home five goals in his last five appearances and he can add another strike to his tally on Sunday.

Vitesse vs Utrecht Match Preview and Team News

Vitesse

Jacob Rasmussen and Maximilian Wittek are both out injured this weekend, while there are also doubts about the fitness levels of Gnantin Yann Gboho and Alois Dominik Oroz. Vites’ 3-1 reverse at Utrecht on Thursday was a disastrous result, though Patrick Vroegh’s 85th-minute consolation has just about kept their hopes alive ahead of the second leg on Sunday.

Utrecht

Bart Ramselaar, Tommy St. Jago and keeper Fabian de Keijzer are all out injured for Utrecht again this weekend. The Domstedelingen emerged from a rotten run of just one victory in ten assignments to beat Vitesse 3-1 on Thursday in what was an excellent, if somewhat surprising display. Rick Kruijs’s side will progress to the playoff final if they can do a professional job in Sunday’s second-leg.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Vitesse vs Utrecht

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

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15/05/22
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11/05/22
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08/05/22
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01/05/22
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3 - 0
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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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24/04/22
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Vitesse vs Utrecht Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Vitesse vs Utrecht prediction

Which club is favourite to win this week?

The bookmakers have priced Vitesse as favourites to win Sunday’s game, though Utrecht are tipped to reach the playoff final.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 18:00 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.