Date: 8/8/13 20:00 (UTC+1)
Match: Vitesse Arnhem - Petrolul Ploiesti
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Pick: Vitesse to win
Vitesse settled a good result in Romania with the 1-1 draw. The game
was pretty open, Vitesse was the better side till Vitesse scored 0-1.
After the 0-1 Petrolul began pushing and the Vitesse defence was not
solid at all stages.
This weekend Vitesse played home against Heracles Almelo. This was an
very attractive game against the old club of Peter Bosz, you would not
expect less cause he loves attacking football. Vitesse, in the end, won
easily with 3-1. The score could have be much higher, but Heracles also
conceded 8 shots on target. Was this the achievement of Heracles of was
the Vitesse defence again not very well. I would say both, but the
Vitesse defence already looked better than last week in Romania.
Especially keeper Velthuizen seems in great form, had some incredible
saves and seems to getting back to his old level, when he reached the
Overall, I was not impressed with the Petrolul side last week. I
think if Vitesse can maintain the attacking game they showed last
weekend and be a more solid in defende a victory is very appealing,
especially because they are playing at home. I see some value in the
home win. Vitesse has to win if get a 0-0 draw to go trough. Keeping Bosz's approach in mind, I think Vitesse will play safe, want to impress the crowd again and will go for the victory.