2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League Group Stage: Week Three – Vitesse vs Tottenham

Vitesse welcome Tottenham Hotspur to GelreDome, Arnhem, in a crunch Group G clash in 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League. 

Victory for Vitesse would see them go top of Group G if Rennes fail to beat Mura elsewhere, whereas Tottenham will stay top with a win and extend their lead over Vitesse to four points.

 

Team News

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Vitesse have no fresh injury or suspension concerns to report but Daan Reiziger is a doubt for unspecified reasons.

Tottenham could again be without Matt Doherty due to a knock sustained during the recent international break, which forced him to miss Sunday’s Premier League win at Newcastle United.

Ryan Sessegnon (fitness) remains ruled out indefinitely.

 

Stat Attack

  • This is Vitesse’s first-ever meeting against Tottenham in all UEFA competitions.
  • Vitesse are winless in three previous home matches against English opposition without scoring (D1, L2).
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last five away trips against Dutch opposition in all UEFA competitions (W3, D2).
  • Two of Vitesse’s three goals in Group G have been netted in the 30th minute, courtesy of Sondre Tronstad and Maximilian Wittek.
  • Spurs have failed to keep clean sheets in their last eight away matches in all UEFA competitions (W2, D2, L4).

 

Prediction

Having encountered contrasting fortunes in their first two group matches, Vitesse face a tough test of their European credentials because they clearly are an attacking team given their form, yet have kept just three clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions so I expect them to cause some issues here.

Tottenham meanwhile aren’t exactly better defensively given how sloppily they started Sunday’s win at Newcastle and looked shaky throughout in defence, despite delivering excellent movement and finishing on the attack which highlights how divided Spurs’ performances seem to be at present.

On that note, I do expect goals here at both ends especially given Spurs’ poor defensive record in recent European away matches, yet the visitors have an attack strong enough to snatch a win here.

Prediction: Vitesse 1-2 Tottenham

Result: Vitesse 1-0 Tottenham

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