Vitesse made a really good start into the season, having in mind they had to play against Ajax in the season-opening game and took a point in a 2:2 draw at home.
The second-round game saw them winning away to Willem II 2:0 last Saturday, as the team looked really fine during the whole game and deserved even bigger margin victory. They didn’t have much of the ball possession, neither had to have, but the quality difference in creativity and ball movement was too obvious.
The home team has no specific problems making the lineup for this clash. Midfielder Bazoer returns from the suspension.
Zwolle got defeated in the first round in a home clash against Willem II 1:3, while the team suffered another loss in the second round with the same result on the road to Utrecht.
They again took the lead, just like in the first round too, but failed to be more competitive as the game progressed. Their hosts managed to revert withing first four minutes in the second halftime and made their defensive lineup look really unreliable at times in the second part.
Midfielder Harner (2/1) is doubtful for the guests coming from a groin problem. Injured are offensive midfielder Clement (1/0), but also defenders van Polen, Lam, midfielder van Duinen and striker van Crooij, all four important players last season.
Vitesse has scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against PEC Zwolle.
Comparing Vitesse and Zwolle early into the season, the home side looks excellent. They should be able to exploit a poor form of the visiting team as the guests couldn’t enter the season in a worse way.
They are limited in quality and missing a few important players aren’t working in their favor. The hosts would be clear favorites even if Zwolle had all their players available.
Tvmoca propose : Vitesse (-1.5 AH)