Match Preview: Den Haag 2-5 Vitesse Prediction and Betting Tips | Netherlands (Europa League)

Den Haag – Vitesse betting tips for today, May 9, 2018.
Kick-off: 17:30
Football: Netherlands – Europa League
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: (Bwin)
Match Result: 2:5 WON!!!

Match Preview

After a sensational final day of the regular Eredivisie season, Den Haag capitalised on Zwolle’s poor end of season form to jump into one of the play-off places. Now the real work begins as they welcome Vitesse for the first-leg of this Europa League qualification play-off semi-final.
A player with Vitesse for 11 years, caretaker manager Edward Sturing knows just what this means for the club. His record so far of: W2, D1, L1, is a positive one, and the fact that both victories were by at least five goals bodes well ahead of this two-legged play-off.
Although Vitesse have seen a mini-revival of sorts under Sturing, they have not had the best fortunes on the road of late. Vitesse have lost on three of their last five visits to the Cars Jeans Stadion, and are winless in their last six away games (D2, L4).
Don’t expect an edgy first leg – these sides know how to attack! At home, Den Haag averaged 3.1 goals per game in total (12/17 games with over 2.5 goals) in the regular season. Meanwhile, Vitesse’s away games averaged 3.2 per game (11/17 games with over 2.5 goals).
Players to watch: After scoring a brace to guide Den Haag to the play-offs on the final day (3-2 away win), Bjorn Johnsen ended the season as the second highest scorer in the Eredivisie with 19 goals.
With 14 goals during the regular Eredivisie campaign, Tim Matavz is currently on a four-game scoring streak for Vitesse, bagging five goals in that time frame.
Stat attack: Five of the last seven encounters between these sides at Den Haag have seen just one team score.
Four of Vitesse’s last five away games have seen over 2.5 goals scored – as have four of Den Haag’s last five home games.