Match Preview: Vitesse v Tottenham Hotspur

Match Preview: Vitesse v Tottenham Hotspur

Stadium: GelreDome Kick-off 5.45pm (British time).

Europa Conference League

I’ve got the ticket to go to this match, and I am leaving today (Wednesday); however, what a palaver, all the documents you have to fill in (about 8). I am going by car with a friend (Mel), so we are travelling through a few European countries (that is why we have to fill out so many forms). Plus, we have to buy COVID tests. All this puts the cost up, even though the ticket was only about £30.00.

Anyway, we are looking to claim our fourth victory in all competitions.

We have claimed four points from our opening two games in Group G, while our opponents sit just behind us with three points.

We have claimed three successive victories, including last weekend’s 3-2 win against the Arab team, Newcastle United.

 I am sure that Nuno was pleased that Kane could break his Premier League duck. Kane himself will be hoping to pick up from where he left off in the Europa Conference League after scoring the competition’s first-ever hat-trick in Tottenham’s 5-1 thrashing of NS Mura last month.

We are currently joint top of Group G on four points alongside Rennes after our first two matches, and on Thursday, we will face a Vitesse outfit positioned two places and one point behind us. Vitesse and ourselves have never played against each other in a competition before.

Vitesse Europa Conference League form:

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Vitesse form (all competitions):

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Tottenham Hotspur Europa Conference League form:

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Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions):

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Team News

Nuno is expected to freshen up his first XI after not making a single substitution in the win against Newcastle last weekend.

Ryan Sessegnon continues to recover from a hamstring injury, while right-back Matt Doherty is suffering from a knock.

Pierluigi Gollini may be handed a start ahead of Hugo Lloris. At the same time, Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies could all be brought into the back four at the expense of Emerson Royal, Cristian Romero and Sergio Reguilon.

Harry Winks will be hoping to start ahead of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg or Oliver Skipp. At the same time, Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil are all expected to feature, which could mean Son, Moura, and Ndombele begin as substitutes.

My possible starting lineup:

Gollini; Tanganga, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Skipp, Winks; Lo Celso, Alli, Gil; Kane

My prediction; Vitesse 0-4 Spurs

We have already dropped points away against Rennes in Group G, so Vitesse cannot be taken lightly. However, we are regarded as firm favourites to get through this group stage and then to the final.

After the game, we stay in Holland for the night. The following day we travel on the Euro-star. From there home, then in the evening, I should be going to the pub, on Saturday a group of us have been invited to the Bobby Robson Box by a director friend at Ipswich and then on Sunday we travel to the Spammers ground… all exciting stuff.

Be safe, Glenn

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