We’re spending Wednesday in the Netherlands, and Kev thinks he’s found reasons to back Fortuna Sittard against Vitesse.
Survival scrappers to take the points
Fortuna Sittard v Vitesse
Wednesday 11 May, 19:00
I’ll admit we seem a bit cursed so far this week. On Monday we were denied a BTTS winner by one of the greatest goal-line clearances of all time, and yesterday a Valencia side that had picked up at least two cards in 94% of their league matches picked up one measly caution to Betis’ three, even though the hosts easily topped the foul count.
We’ll switch our attention to the Netherlands now, because Fortuna Sittard are in action against Vitesse, with the hosts still fighting to stay in the top flight.
It’s been a purple patch for Fortuna recently. Sjors Ultee’s side has picked up three wins from the last four matches, and it’s a run that has taken them out of the relegation zone. The weekend’s win at Twente was impressive, with Zian Flemming scoring twice in a 2-1 success. 23-year-old Flemming has scored 11 goals in the league this season, and he scored in the reverse fixture.
Vitesse have had a strong season, qualifying for the knockout phase of the Europa Conference League and pushing into the league’s top six. Only a complete collapse from here would fail to see them compete in the end-of-season playoffs for another Conference League place.
However, Vitesse have lost three of their last four games, and they’ve only collected five points across their last six away matches. They have only scored four goals in that sequence.
Fortuna have the momentum, and in truth they probably have the greater need. They would have beaten Vitesse in Arnhem had it not been for a last-gasp equaliser in a 3-3 draw, and I’ll back the hosts to win this time. We can back them Draw No Bet at 1.910/11, which means our stake will be returned in the event of a draw.