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Dec 5, 2020 at 8pm UK at IJsseldelta Stadion
PEC ZwollePEC Zwolle
2-1
VitesseVitesse
Drost (65'), van Duinen (76' pen.)
Drost (77'), Reijnders (90')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Darfalou (7')
Bero (74'), Bazoer (90+3')
Toure (65')

Preview: PEC Zwolle vs. Vitesse - prediction, team news, lineups

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

PEC Zwolle will welcome high-flying Vitesse on Saturday, after they registered a 2-2 draw against VVV-Venlo last weekend, with Thomas Lam receiving a red card late in added time.

Meanwhile, Vitesse will be hoping to continue their superb form this season, as the visitors sit just two points behind current leaders Ajax in the table.


Match preview

Zwolle have secured just one win in the Eredivisie this campaign, yet their further six draws mean they currently occupy 11th spot in the table.

In fact, the hosts have drawn their last three league games on the bounce, including their latest result against VVV, with Immanuel Pherai and Mike van Duinen getting on the scoresheet.

Despite John Stegeman's men being 2-1 up in the 69th minute, VVV's Giorgos Giakoumakis was able to score a late equaliser, before Lam was sent off in the 93rd minute for a foul on the striker.

However, Zwolle will be desperate to get back to winning ways, after failing to pick up a victory in their previous eight games.

Vitesse, on the other hand, have secured eight wins already this season, currently putting them in second place in the Eredivisie.

During their latest triumph, Thomas Letsch's men managed a comfortable 2-0 win against Fortuna Sittard, including goals from Oussama Darfalou and Armando Broja.

However, this means that striker Ikoma Lois Openda was unable to continue his impressive goalscoring run, having managed to score in their previous four outings before the latest 2-0 win.

Vitesse have now won six of their last seven league matches, with their only draw in that time coming against Groningen two weeks ago.

The last time these two teams met was back in February earlier this year, which saw a dramatic 4-3 win for Zwolle, featuring three extra time goals, as Pelle Clement scored the winner in the 94th minute.

PEC Zwolle Eredivisie form: DDDLDD

Vitesse Eredivisie form: WDWWWW


Team News

Zwolle are without Lam for the upcoming game, with the centre-back currently serving his suspension following his red card in the draw against VVV.

This means that Bram van Polen could slot in alongside Sam Kersten, with the defender playing in that role on previous occasions this season.

As for Vitesse, Riechedly Bazoer returns after serving his ban and is expected to make the starting XI this weekend.

Their supporters will be pleased to know that they have no injury concerns heading into this game.

PEC Zwolle possible starting lineup:
Zetterer; Van Wermeskerken, Van Polen, Kersten, Paal; Saymak, Nakayama, Huiberts; Reijnders, Van Duinen, Pherai

Vitesse possible starting lineup:
Pasveer; Doekhi, Bazoer, Rasmussen; Dasa, Bero, Tronstad, Tannene, Wittek; Broja, Openda


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We say: PEC Zwolle 0-2 Vitesse

Vitesse should be able to claim a comfortable victory against Zwolle this weekend, with the visitors in superb form. Although the hosts will be desperate to at least pick up a point, it will be difficult for them to get on the scoresheet.


Top betting tip

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How you voted: PEC Zwolle vs Vitesse

PEC Zwolle
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Draw
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Vitesse
58.8%
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Ajax17132258134541
2Vitesse17122331131838
3PSV EindhovenPSV17114241192237
4Feyenoord17105232131935
5AZ AlkmaarAZ1797141251634
6Groningen179442521431
7FC Twente178453324928
8Heerenveen175752526-122
9Sparta RotterdamSparta176382830-221
10FC UtrechtUtrecht174942224-221
11Fortuna SittardSittard175482534-919
12Heracles175391928-918
13PEC Zwolle173861726-917
14VVV-VenloVVV-Venlo174492745-1816
15RKC WaalwijkRKC Waalwijk173591529-1414
16Willem II1724112036-1610
17ADO Den HaagADO Den Haag1724111641-2510
18EmmenEmmen1705121745-285

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