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Jan 15, 2022 at 7pm UK at De Kuip
FeyenoordFeyenoord
0-1
VitesseVitesse

Geertruida (21'), Jahanbakhsh (76')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Openda (69')
Dasa (90+1')

Preview: Feyenoord vs. Vitesse - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday's Eredivisie clash between Feyenoord and Vitesse, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Separated by just one place in the league table, Feyenoord and Vitesse square off at De Kuip on Saturday in round 19 of the 2021-22 Eredivisie season.

Both teams ended 2021 on a winning note and will be looking to pick up where they left off in their first outing of the new year.


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Feyenoord coach Arne Slot during the match on November 25, 2021© Reuters

Off the back of a 2-0 defeat to defending champions Ajax, Feyenoord returned to winning ways with a 3-0 triumph over Heerenveen on December 22.

Goals from Guus Til, Marcos Senesi and Bryan Linssen propelled Arne Slot's men to victory at the Abe Lenstra Stadion.

De Stadionclub remain in third place, four points adrift of current leaders PSV Eindhoven in what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting title races in Dutch football.

Lying in store next is the challenge of an opposing side who are yet to lose any of the last five meetings between the teams dating back to 2019.

After a 1-0 defeat in October's reverse fixture, revenge will be on the agenda for Saturday's hosts as they set out to pull further away in the standings.

Vitesse claimed a fourth successive victory at the GelreDome when they saw off the threat of PEC Zwolle three Tuesdays ago.

Lois Openda was the match winner in Arnhem as he opened the scoring two minutes into the second half to hand Thomas Letsch's men all three points.

Vitas are now unbeaten in their last eight outings across all competitions, picking up 11 of 15 league points in that time, which has seen them move up to fourth.

Only Ajax have amassed more points on the road this term than Saturday's visitors, who seek to complete a league double over their hosts.

Feyenoord Eredivisie form:
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W

Feyenoord form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • W

Vitesse Eredivisie form:
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W

Vitesse form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W



Team News

Feyenoord's Cyriel Dessers celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on November 25, 2021© Reuters

Feyenoord's Cyriel Dessers is currently away on international duty with Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations and will not take part this weekend.

Twenty-two-year-old Luis Sinisterra is also unavailable for the home side as he continues to struggle with a knee injury.

Denzel Hall and Gernot Trauner are also absentees for this weekend's game as they remain out with muscle and hamstring problems.

Lois Openda was at the double in the reverse fixture and is one to keep an eye on having scored seven times in his last eight appearances.

Goalkeeper Daan Reiziger is yet to feature for Vitesse this term due to a long-term wrist injury.

Feyenoord possible starting lineup:
Bijlow; Malacia, Senesi, Geertruida, Pedersen; Kokcu, Aursnes, Til; Nelson, Linssen, Jahanbakhsh

Vitesse possible starting lineup:
Houwen; Rasmussen, Doekhi, Bazoer; Dasa, Bero, Tronstad, Huisman, Wittek; Openda, Frederiksen


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We say: Feyenoord 2-1 Vitesse

The sides boast a plethora of attacking talent within their ranks, so we expect goals at both ends, That said, we fancy Feyenoord to get the job done, albeit by only a narrow margin.



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How you voted: Feyenoord vs Vitesse

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Draw
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Vitesse
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Ajax2015326155648
2PSV EindhovenPSV20151448262246
3Feyenoord20133446192742
4FC Twente2011543122938
5AZ AlkmaarAZ20113637241336
6Vitesse2011362728-136
7FC UtrechtUtrecht2095636261032
8Cambuur209383340-730
9NEC207582530-526
10Heerenveen207492028-825
11Groningen205782329-622
12RKC WaalwijkRKC Waalwijk205782331-822
13Go Ahead Eagles2064102032-1222
14Heracles2055102227-520
15Willem II2053121839-2118
16Sparta RotterdamSparta2028101631-1514
17Fortuna SittardSittard2034132150-2913
18PEC Zwolle2033141232-2012

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