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Preview: Vitesse vs. ADO Den Haag - prediction, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole previews Friday's Eredivisie clash between Vitesse and ADO Den Haag, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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Vitesse will look to make it five wins from six games on Friday when they welcome ADO Den Haag to the GelreDome.

A run of four consecutive defeats has seen the visitors drop to the foot of the Eredivisie table, while Friday's hosts have cemented themselves in the top four of the Dutch top flight, winning four of their last five league games.

Match preview

Vitesse made a return to winning ways last time out, as they defeated FC Twente 2-1 away from home in dramatic fashion.

The hosts led through a Danilo penalty, but Oussama Tannane equalised from the spot on the stroke of half time before Tannane scored the third penalty of the game in the 95th minute to seal all three points for his side in the dying minutes.

Before that, Thomas Letsch's side played out a somewhat disappointing goalless draw with strugglers Willem II, breaking a three-game winning run in Eredivisie action which saw them beat VVV-Venlo, AZ Alkmaar and Utrecht.

Letsch's men now sit fourth in the top flight, having picked up an impressive tally of 13 points from their last five league games, now sitting just three points behind second-placed PSV Eindhoven with six games of the season left to play.

They will see Friday as a good opportunity to extend that strong run of form and strengthen their claim for a spot in the top three, as they welcome the league's basement side who have lost their last four matches.

ADO Den Haag come into this game having recently dropped to the bottom of the Eredivisie table, having been leapfrogged by a revitalised FC Emmen side.

Ruud Brood's men suffered a heavy defeat last time out, when they welcomed FC Utrecht to the Kyocera Stadium.

Goals from Gyrano Kerk, Joris van Overeem, Othman Boussaid and Adam Maher condemned the basement side to a 4-1 defeat, as Jonas Arweiler's late goal was nothing more than a consolation.

Before that, Brood's side suffered another crushing loss, falling to a 5-0 defeat away at league leaders Ajax.

Den Haag now sit bottom with a tally of 15 points from 28 games, having lost 17 of those matches and won just two this season.

As a result, they now sit seven points adrift of safety, with only 18 points left to play before the end of the campaign.

Brood will now see it absolutely necessary that his side put wins on the board if they are to stand any chance of surviving the drop and, despite the lofty position of their opponents, he will demand a result from his side on Friday to keep their hopes alive.

Vitesse Eredivisie form:
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W

Vitesse form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W

ADO Den Haag Eredivisie form:
  • D
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L

Team News

Vitesse will come into this game without their captain and goalkeeper Remko Pasveer, who will miss out with a groin strain.

In his absence, Jeroen Houwen started between the sticks in the win over Twente, and he will keep his place until Pasveer's return.

Lois Openda and Armando Broja could form the strike force once again, having netted 10 goals each this season.

However, they will be challenged by Oussama Darfalou, who continues his push for a starting spot having scored eight Eredivisie goals so far this campaign.

ADO Den Haag will remain without forward Michiel Kramer, who has missed the last two games with a knee injury.

He will be joined on the sidelines by Dario Del Fabro, who missed the Utrecht game through injury.

Ricardo Kishna could keep his spot in attack in the absence of Kramer, despite failing to find the net in 14 league appearances so far this season.

Vitesse possible starting lineup:
Houwen; Dasa, Doekhi, Bazoer, Rasmussen, Wittek; Tronstad, Tannane, Bero; Broja, Openda

ADO Den Haag possible starting lineup:
Fraisl; Seedorf, Van Ewijk, Pinas, Kemper; Vejinovic, Gomelt, Besuijen; Severina, Kishna, Adekanye

We say: Vitesse 3-0 ADO Den Haag

Given the form of the two sides, we see no other outcome than a dominant victory for the hosts on Friday, as they continue their march towards the top three.

The visitors look devoid of any confidence, and look set to go down with a whimper, and we do not see them defying the odds to secure a result away from home.

Top tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Under 3.5:data

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