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In the last game of the second game day of the Eredivisie season 2021/22 Vitesse and Willem II compete against each other in the GelreDome on Sunday.
The home side were victorious at the last season opener, while the guests need a pick-me-up after an opening defeat.
Prediction for this match
Willem got off to a bad start to the season when Feyenoord was swept aside 4-0 on Sunday.
Goals from Bryan Linssen, Luis Sinisterra, Guus Til and Naoufal Bannis sentenced Fred Grim‘s men to a demoralizing defeat.
Previously, the Tricolores had won each of their last five games since last season but were knocked down in Tilburg.
Sunday’s visitors who need an immediate response will try to give their traveling fans something to cheer on when the full-time whistle comes.
Vitesse prevailed on Sunday in the Mac3Park Stadium with a narrow 1-0 win against PEC Zwolle to start the domestic campaign on Sunday.
Nikolai Baden Frederiksen was the hero of the occasion when he broke the dead end in the 20th minute Thomas Letsch‘s men all three points.
Vitas was drawn 3: 3 in the first leg of the Conference League playoffs against Anderlecht on Thursday, so they still have a lot to do in the second leg next week.
In the meantime, the hosts are faced with the task on Sunday of playing against an opponent they have not yet lost to in the last eight games.
In three clashes within a five-month window last season, the hosts took a 2-1 cup win on Saturday after a 3-1 win in the league, but they remained goalless in the second leg.
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Emil Bergström was sent off in Willem’s loss to Feyenoord and the defender will serve the first of three games that game.
Freek Heerkens is expected to use his Swedish teammate as a partner Ulrik Jenssen in the heart of visitor defense.
Smelly Bazoer shrugged off a minor injury sustained in his team’s opening game to play mid-week, which almost confirmed his participation in the competition that weekend.
New signing Baden Frederiksen has proven himself lately, scoring a goal in each of his last two games and he will try to extend that streak.
Vitesse possible starting line-up:
Schubert; Hajek, Bazoer, Oroz; Wittek, Tronstad, Bero, Manhoef; Gboho, Openda, Frederiksen
Willem II possible starting line-up:
Ruiter; Owusu, Jenssen, Heerkens, Kohn; Saglam, Saddiki, Spieringhs; Kohlert, Okyere Wriedt, Nunnely
Probability: Vitesse 2-1 Willem II
Vitesse has struggled with its own patch for the past few months, but its overall quality is undeniable. The away team will hope to capitalize on their hosts’ weaknesses on home turf, but we can’t imagine anything other than a home win.
Best betting tip for this match
Our expert tipster partners at footpredictions.com forecast less than 3.5 goals in this game. Click here to see more football predictions to see what else they are predicting for this game and for more proven soccer tips.Under 3.5: data