Eredivisie: FC Utrecht prevails over Vitesse 3-1

UTRECHT. FC Utrecht tops Vitesse 3-1.


UTRECHT. FC Utrecht tops Vitesse 3-1. FC Utrecht was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with W. Janssen (3′), S. van de Streek (21′) and S. Gustafson (80′). Vitesse reduced the distance with a goal (85′) by P. Vroegh, but there was not much to do for them. Vitesse was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (65%).​

The match was played at the Stadion Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht on Thursday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Dennis Higler who had the assistance of Erwin Zeinstra and Mario Diks. The 4th official was Erwin Blank. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 14.2 degrees Celsius or 57.63 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.​

Match Statistics

Vitesse was in firm control of the ball 65% while FC Utrecht was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

FC Utrecht was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons FC Utrecht won the match.

FC Utrecht shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Vitesse shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target.


FC Utrecht received 2 yellow cards (D. van der Kust and S. van de Streek). On the opposite side, Vitesse received 4 yellow cards (T. Buitink, S. Tronstad, D. Doekhi and L. Openda).

After this match, FC Utrecht will have 47 points to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Vitesse will stay with 51 points to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    W. Janssen

  • 21'

    S. van de Streek

  • 46'

    P. Vroegh

    N. Baden Frederiksen

  • 51'

    D. van der Kust

  • 51'

    T. Buitink

  • 53'

    S. van de Streek

  • 56'

    D. Huisman

    T. Buitink

  • 56'

    T. Domgjoni

    E. Cornelisse

  • 60'

    S. Tronstad

  • 70'

    M. Mahi

    A. Douvikas

  • 74'

    D. Doekhi

  • 79'

    P. Almqvist

    O. Boussaid

  • 79'

    H. Veerman

    Q. Timber

  • 80'

    S. Gustafson (Penalty)

  • 85'

    P. Vroegh

  • 90'

    M. Van der Maarel

    S. Gustafson

  • 90'

    L. Openda

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, FC Utrecht will play away with Vitesse on the 22nd of May with a 15-12 head to head record in favor of Vitesse (12 draws).

Vitesse will host FC Utrecht on the 22nd of May with a 15-13 head to head in favor of Vitesse (12 draws).

FC Utrecht: Formation and Lineups

FC Utrecht started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

The manager Rick Kruijs chose to play with the following team: Eric Oelschlägel (6.3), Hidde ter Avest (7.2), Mike Van der Hoorn (7.5), Willem Janssen (7.6), Djevencio van der Kust (6.5), Quinten Timber (6.8), Joris van Overeem (7.4), Simon Gustafsson (8.4), Sander van de Streek (6.8), Anastasios Douvikas (6.5) and Othman Boussaid (7.4).


FC Utrecht made 4 changes: A. Douvikas for M. Mahi (70′), O. Boussaid for P. Almqvist (79′), Q. Timber for H. Veerman (79′) and S. Gustafson for M. Van der Maarel (90′).

Top player: Simon Gustafsson

Probably the most impressive player in FC Utrecht was Simon Gustafsson.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 19 passes (89% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 11. He performed 11 crosses.

Vitesse: Formation and Lineups

Vitesse started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

On the other side, Thomas Letsch played with: Jeroen Houwen (6.3), Eli Dasa (6.5), Danilho Doekhi (6.4), Riechedly Bazoer (6.1), Enzo Cornelisse (6.6), Million Manhoef (6.6), Matúš Bero (6.4), Sondre Tronstad (6.6), Thomas Buitink (5.7), Nikolai Baden Frederiksen (6.8) and Loïs Openda (6.5).


Vitesse made 3 changes: N. Baden Frederiksen for P. Vroegh (46′), T. Buitink for D. Huisman (56′) and E. Cornelisse for T. Domgjoni (56′).

Top player: Patrick Vroegh

Probably the most impressive player in Vitesse was Patrick Vroegh.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 9 passes (66% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 6.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 46′.

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