Vitesse vs Lazio
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 14 September 2017
Kick-off: 21:05 CET
Vitesse finished 5th in last season’s Eredivisie in the Netherlands, they would have to go through playoffs to earn a Europa League ticket, but they won the Cup, they beat AZ in the final, and that’s how they found themselves directly in the group stage, without having to go through qualifiers. It’s the first time since 2002(!) that they will be playing group stage football. Ever since then, they failed to go through the qualifiers on three occasions. Last weekend they beat Excelsior 3-0 away from home, their third victory in four matches at the start of the new Eredivisie campaign, a tally of nine points that places them second in the table (level with several other teams), three points behind leaders Feyenoord.
Just like Vitesse, Lazio didn’t have to go through qualifiers to earn a spot in the Europa League group stage. Last season they made it to the last 16 of the competition, where they got eliminated by Sparta Prague (losing 3-0 in Rome!, after a 1-1 draw in the Czech Republic). Last weekend they humiliated AC Milan, beating them 4-1 in Rome. They have seven points from three matches in the Serie A so far, while before that, they started the season winning a title, the Super Cup, beating Juventus, the team that beat them last season in the Coppa Italia final.
Previous 5 matches:
Excelsior vs Vitesse 0-3
Vitesse vs AZ 1-2
Roda vs Vitesse 1-3
Vitesse vs Breda 4-1
Feyenoord vs Vitesse 1-1
Lazio vs Milan 4-1
Chievo vs Lazio 1-2
Lazio vs SPAL 0-0
Juventus vs Lazio 2-3
Malaga vs Lazio 0-1
Vitesse’s next game is on Sunday, at home, against Venlo (Netherlands Eredivisie). Same day, Lazio will be visiting Genoa (Italy Serie A).
Vitesse vs Lazio: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Vitesse vs Lazio: Prediction
Lazio looked so-so good against AC Milan just a few days ago, that it’s hard not to back them to win.
Vitesse vs Lazio: Betting Tips
Lazio’s win pays 1.80, which is actually not bad. For more than that, consider risking with Lazio to win and keep a clean sheet as well, at 3.00 betting odds.
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