Roda v Vitesse – Eredivisie

Roda v Vitesse - Eredivisie

Roda v Vitesse - Eredivisie

Roda should start in an unchanged and best formation as important defensive duo Kum and Werker, who both dropped out injured in last week’s game, seems to have become fit in time. The spotlights will be on Gustafson in the midfield, who impressed with a brace vs Zwolle. Coach Molenaar will want to see a more consistent display and not just one good half as was the case last week. Under his command, the approach is more daring, which showed last week, but it backfired in the 2nd half. At home, Roda will want to win, but facing a strong opponent they might settle for a draw at this +0.5 AH. The goal-line stands at an interesting 2.75 considering that both sides were involved in high-scoring games in the opening round. In a way, a more closed match here seems to be the general perception of the market.

Vitesse should have a full squad available, although Rashica is a minor doubt, it’s hopeful he shakes off illness. Colkett is on standby for the right flank but would be a downgrade. Ideally, the same 11 should start in which new signings Bruns, Linssen and Matavz all had a scoring debut. Last week’s convincing win set a standard and raised expectations. Also in the market with the AH having shifted from -0.25 to -0.5 now, obviously being impressed by this restyled Vitesse. Last week’s rock-solid display should have given the confidence to play forward and for the win here on the road, although the overall approach should be more balanced. It will probably be a matter of timing when the first goal comes with regards to the total that stands at an interesting 2.75 level.


Verdict & Prediction

Vitesse enter this duel in excellent and confident mood coming from an impressive display in their season opener. The momentum should be kept up as a win is the target. Given last week’s display, a draw would feel somewhat disappointing here. We recommend a bet on Vitesse to win this one.

Prediction: Vitesse -0.50 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.93 Pinnacle


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