The last Europa League starting place for the Dutch Eredivisie has been awarded for years in a play-off mode. In this season, the teams fight between fifth and eighth for the coveted ticket. It comes first to two semi-final duels, which are decided in each case in the first and second leg before the two winners play the EL ticket. According to the final table, Vitesse Arnhem (5th) is the favorite, but the first leg was lost and the pressure in the second leg is correspondingly high. On Tuesday evening there will be a return match between Vitesse Arnhem and Groningen!
Football Betting Prediction Vitesse Arnhem vs Groningen
However, on Saturday night’s first-leg result (2: 1 for Groningen), the home side would be satisfied with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night to reach the final of the Europa League play-offs. Vitesse is considered to be extremely strong at home and accordingly, the chances of getting ahead are still intact. For a home win in the duel between Vitesse Arnhem and Groningen odds are offered up to a 1.70. The start of the game at Gelredome Stadium is on Tuesday at 20:45.
Vitesse Arnhem – Statistics & Current Form
The memories of the Europa League play-offs are quite positive in Arnhem. In the past season, the team could qualify with four wins against ADO Den Haag and FC Utrecht sovereign for the Europa League. In qualifying came after a victory against the Romanian Viitorul, however, against the FC Basel out. For Neo-coach Leonid Slutski (former Russian team boss) a setback at the beginning of his term. However, Vitesse caught quickly and in recent weeks and months the team acted outstanding. With a total of 53 points, the best result since the 2014/15 season (then still under the now Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz) were fixed. Only nine season games were lost and with 70 goals scored the games of Vitesse Arnheim were always spectacular. On average, no fewer than 3.56 goals were scored per game and in 25 of the 34 league games a tip on the over 2.5 was the right decision. On the basis of these numbers on Tuesday evening between Vitesse Arnheim and Groningen a prediction on the over 2,5 quite obvious. Basically, the homeowners have to search the way forward. Playing “to zero” is not necessarily a strength of Vitesse; Gegentreffer there again and again. Thus, between Vitesse Arnheim and Groningen, the tip that both teams to score, quite an interesting option.
The home side presented themselves in this season as particularly strong home and had to accept only in the game against Ajax Amsterdam (4th matchday) a home defeat. In the 16 remaining games there were ten wins and six draws. Not less than 45 goals were scored in 17 home games. Topscorer is the former prodigy Martin Ödegaard, who scored not only eight goals, but also supplied eleven assists. His time in Arnhem will probably end, but the home game against Groningen must by no means be the last game. The home side can draw from the full and have with the strong home balance some arguments that speak for the progress.
Expected formation of Vitesse Arnhem:
↳ Pasveer – Clark, Doekhi, Van der Werff, Karavaev – Foor, Serero, Oedegaard – Bero – Linssen, Buitink
Last matches of Vitesse Arnhem:
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – FC Groningen vs. Vitesse Arnhem 2: 1 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 15.05.2019 – VVV Venlo Vs. Vitesse Arnhem 1: 3 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Vitesse Arnhem Vs. De Graafschap 6: 1 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 23.04.2019 – Ajax Amsterdam vs Vitesse Arnhem 4: 2 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Vitesse Arnhem Vs. PEC Zwolle 4: 1 (Eredivisie)
Groningen – Statistics & Current Form
In the season finale, the team of head coach Danny Buijs almost lost the play-off qualification. Only one of the last five league games could be won and thus saved the FC Groningen just over the finish line. With 45 points, the eighth place in the table could only be defended very thinly. Finally, the goal difference decided in favor of FC Groningen, this was even negative with -2. ADO The Hague, also 45 points, had an even worse goal difference with -5.
The season 2018/19 can be described as a rollercoaster ride at Groningen. Head Coach Buijs, who took over as Slutski only in the summer of 2018, completed a catastrophic first round. After 19 matchdays Groningen was still on the third last place in the table. In the spring of 2019, however, the team went up to the top and was able to fight forward bit by bit. Despite the weak performance at the end of the regular season, Groningen could crown a splendid 2019 year.
The home win on Saturday was not necessarily a surprise due to the good home record (ten home wins). However, it should also be mentioned that Groningen is a welcome guest abroad. Only three away games were won, the Green-Whites were able to achieve only 13 goals in 17 away games. Only NAC Breda scored even fewer away goals (eleven). The last success in the foreign country is already over three months back – on February 2, there was a victory in Willem II However, the table-Eighth would already be enough to draw a draw in the final. Between Vitesse Arnheim and Groningen, however, odds of well over 2.00 are offered for the double chance “draw or FC Groningen”.
Expected formation of Groningen:
↳ Padt – craftsmen, Memisevic, te Wierik, Zeefuik – Warnerdam, Rice, Bruns, Doan – Sierhuis, Mahi
Last matches from Groningen:
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – FC Groningen vs. Vitesse Arnhem 2: 1 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 15.05.2019 – Emmen Vs. FC Groningen 1: 0 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – FC Groningen vs. Fortuna Sittard 3: 0 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 29.04.2019 – PEC Zwolle Vs. FC Groningen 3: 2 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – FC Groningen vs. Ajax Amsterdam 0: 1 (Eredivisie)
Vitesse Arnhem vs Groningen Direct Comparison
In the 2013/14 season, Vitesse Arnhem and FC Groningen faced each other in the European League play-offs of the Dutch Eredivisie. At that time, the FC Groningen prevailed with two victories sovereign and reached the final. The third play-off game for the Europa League could win Groningen. On Saturday night, Groningen prevailed in the domestic Hitachi Stadium 2-1. For Vitesse Arnheim, the away goal for the 1: 2-final score of Max Clark was worth gold. A 1-0 would therefore be sufficient in the home game. The home game in the regular championship could win Vitesse Arnheim on Matchday 5 with 5: 1 for themselves!
Vitesse Arnhem vs Groningen Best Betting Prediction Explained
The play-off principle has advantages and disadvantages, but is guaranteed to be tension in any case. Vitesse Arnheim was much more successful in the regular season than the FC Groningen, but now has to shake vigorously for the EL ticket. The bookmakers still see the home side despite the loss in the advantage. For a home win by Vitesse Arnheim vs Groningen odds are offered up to a 1.70.
Key Facts – Vitesse Arnheim vs Groningen tips
⭐️ 10-6-1 – Vitesse Arnheim looks back on a strong home record!
⭐️ Groningen after a 2-1 win in the first leg at an advantage!
⭐️ Despite a negative goal ratio Groningen secured eighth place in the Eredivisie!
These bets have their charm, because Vitesse is considered extremely strong home, while the guests from Groningen in the foreign knew only rarely to convince. 13 goals (in 17 games) and only three wins are not necessarily an indication of good performances in foreign countries. Home strength against away weakness – between Vitesse Arnheim and Groningen a prediction on the home win is made, the 1.70er odds are alluded to with six units!
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