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  • February 12, 2012
  • • 15:30
  • • Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam
  • Referee: S. Gözübüyük
  • • Attendance: 43000
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Eredivisie Preview: Feyenoord - Vitesse

Eredivisie Preview: Feyenoord - Vitesse

PROSHOTS

The Rotterdam giants are back in the title race following their wins over Ajax and NEC, and will be determined to add three more points to their tally as they chase the leaders


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

FEYENOORD

Mulder
Leerdam, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Nelom
Clasie, Bakkal, El Ahmadi
Schaken, Guidetti, Fernandez
VITESSE

Velthuizen
Van der Struijk, Kashia, Kalas, Van Aanholt
Van Ginkel, Van der Heijden, Buttner
Ibarra, Havenaar, Chanturia

Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman is without the injured Kaj Ramsteijn and Ricky van Haaren, but doesn't have any other noteworthy injury worries.

Defenders Stefan de Vrij is fully match-fit again, but will likely start from the bench as Koeman will hold on to Bruno Martins Indi at centre-back.

Vitesse boss John van den Brom will have to make do without the services of Ghana international Anthony Annan and Ivory Coast star Wilfried Bony due to their Africa Cup of Nations obligations.

Additionally, young midfielder Davy Propper is still unavailable due to a knee problem.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Feyenoord are currently sitting joint-fourth in the Eredivisie table with 37 points from 20 matches

  • The hosts have won three out of their last four encounters with Vitesse.
  • The Rotterdam giants' first-choice striker John Guidetti (pictured) has the best goals-to-games ratio in the Eredivisie with 14 strikes in as many matches.
  • Vitesse are the league's number seven at the moment with 32 points from 20 games.
  • Shot-stopper Piet Velthuizen has already kept eight clean sheets in 15 league appearances.
  • The away side have scored only seven goals in 10 Eredivisie games away from their own Gelredome so far.

Players to watch

J. Guidetti

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The young Swede has been one of the revelations of the 2011-12 campaign, already netting 14 league goals. Guidetti's good performances have even led to an online petition by Feyenoord fans in an attempt to keep the striker at De Kuip, and over 25,000 supporters had signed the petition by Friday. The home game against Vitesse will be the perfect opportunity to add to his tally.

P. Velthuizen

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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After a disastrous season at Hercules, Velthuizen returned to Arnhem last summer, and the shot stopper has been in fine form. The Netherlands international has already kept eight clean sheets, but will have to be at his very best on Sunday in order to avoid conceding at De Kuip.

Editor's Prediction

Feyenoord impressed in the home game against Ajax before recording a solid away win over NEC to demonstrate their fine form in recent weeks. Vitesse, on the other hand, have been struggling to find their best form. Therefore, the Rotterdam side are the clear favourites on Sunday and should be able to bag the full three points.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Feyenoord

Vitesse

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Feyenoord Rotterdam FEY
Feyenoord Rotterdam Feyenoord
Draw
SBV Vitesse VIT
SBV Vitesse Vitesse
58%
21%
21%

Top 3 Predictions

Feyenoord Rotterdam FEY
3 - 1
SBV Vitesse VIT
Feyenoord Rotterdam FEY
1 - 2
SBV Vitesse VIT
Feyenoord Rotterdam FEY
2 - 0
SBV Vitesse VIT

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