FC Utrecht and Vitesse meet, in a match for this phase of the Eredivisie (Europa League Play-offs – Finals). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-14-2019, ended with a draw by (0-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Vitesse presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this stage of the Eredivisie (Europa League Play-offs – Finals) after a home win by (3-0) and a win by (0-2) with Heracles. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in away matches, with 32 goals scored and 31 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 14 conceded. For the league, FC Utrecht won 16 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 36 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
The Utrecht team faces Vitesse at home, for the first game of the Dutch championship playoffs. We remember that he won the first match of the semifinal by 3×0 against Heracles. It is a fairly qualified team, which is looking for that victory with the support of their fans to ensure qualification already at home. Utrecht will seek the best possible result in their domains to only control the tie in the rival’s house. The Dutch team won both matches of the semifinal and is the favorite for this duel.
The visiting team reached this phase of the Eredivisie (Europa League Play-offs – Finals) after having eliminated Groningen, with a win by (3-1) at home and a defeat by (2-1) away in the previous round . This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 10 wins and 5 draws in their stadium, with 41 goals scored and 22 suffered. In the last 10 away league matches Vitesse has a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 9 points out of 30 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 36 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 15 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Vitesse makes the first playoff game outside their domains against the Utrecht team. The team that performed best in the semifinals is the favorite, but it will be a balanced and pleasant match to attend, as the two teams will go in search of victory. The Vitesse team is quite offensive and coach Leonid Slutski bets on this factor to get the victory.