Heracles vs Vitesse in KNVB Beker preview: Key statistics and predictions

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Competition: Netherlands KNVB Beker
Date: Wed 22.January
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Erve Asito (8500 seats)

Perhaps a welcome break from league football as Heracles & Vitesse face off to decide who makes it to next stage of the KNVB Beker. All the pre-match information is available here!

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Heracles and Vitesse.

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Heracles form and stats

Last season their KNVB Beker adventure ended in the 2nd round.

The story so far in the Eredivisie for Heracles at their home stadium (Erve Asito) is 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.

The fans are hoping that Heracles will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-1 away loss in the Eredivisie game against FC Emmen. Preceding that game was the away draw at SC Heerenveen that finished 1-1.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Heracles have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found five matches with the results: Won 3 Drawn 0 Lost 2.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Heracles as they have a new game in only three days, a Eredivisie match thankfully also at home. Feyenoord are visiting.

Goals decide football matches and Heracles are scoring many of them at home; 22 on target from 9 league matches. Heracles have conceded 12 in these home matches.

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Vitesse form and stats

They also participated in KNVB Beker last season. This ended in the quarter-finals.

5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. That’s the product of Vitesse playing as the away team in the Eredivisie this season. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Vitesse are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

The Vitesse goalkeeper Kostas Lamprou is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 216 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Vitesse play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 3-1 victory visiting Fortuna Sittard. Before that, Vitesse secured a home win against VVV-Venlo with the score 3-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Vitesse in our archives, and the results are: 1 win for Vitesse, 0 draws and 3 defeats.

After this away game Vitesse return home for a Eredivisie game against FC Emmen. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Vitesse are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 18 times in 10 away games so far. In the opposite end, Vitesse have conceded 15 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: 2 wins for Heracles, 5 draws and 3 wins for Vitesse. Over 2,5 goals: 3 times; under 2,5 goals: 7 games.

Top Goalscorers

HeraclesC. Dessers
C. Dessers
12 goals
VitesseB. Linssen
B. Linssen
11 goals
VitesseT. Matavž
T. Matavž
9 goals

Heracles missing players

Vitesse missing players

Heracles Vitesse
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 14   Played P   12 25
11 8   Won W   5 12
6 2   Drew D   1 3
8 4   Lost L   6 10
49 37   Scored S   18 42
35 19   Conceded C   19 34
96% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 96%
92% 100%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   100% 96%
56% 71%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   58% 64%
48% 64%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   33% 32%
28% 36%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   17% 12%
56% 50%   BTTS BTTS   42% 44%
24% 36%   Clean Sheets C S   25% 32%
24% 14%   Failed to Score F T   33% 28%
 
5.4 5.3   Corners For (avg) C F   4.4 4.7
4.4 3.1   Corners Against (avg) C A   5.3 4.8
1.4 1   Yellow Cards (avg) Y C   1.2 1.6
1 0   Red Cards R C   1 3
 
320 220   Total Shots T S   160 351
126 92   Shots on Target S O   64 129
39% 40%   Goal Efficiency G E   28% 33%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 19 15 2 2 60 17 10 9 0 1 36 6 9 6 2 1 24 11 43 47
2 AZ 19 13 2 4 40 14 10 7 1 2 22 8 9 6 1 2 18 6 26 41
3 Willem II 19 11 3 5 30 23 9 5 2 2 12 7 10 6 1 3 18 16 7 36
4 PSV 19 10 5 4 43 24 9 7 1 1 27 10 10 3 4 3 16 14 19 35
5 Feyenoord 19 9 7 3 35 28 10 6 3 1 22 14 9 3 4 2 13 14 7 34
6 Vitesse 19 10 3 6 35 25 9 5 2 2 17 10 10 5 1 4 18 15 10 33
7 FC Utrecht 19 9 3 7 36 28 9 5 0 4 19 10 10 4 3 3 17 18 8 30
8 SC Heerenveen 19 7 7 5 30 25 10 3 6 1 12 10 9 4 1 4 18 15 5 28
9 Heracles 19 7 5 7 31 27 9 5 1 3 22 12 10 2 4 4 9 15 4 26
10 FC Groningen 19 7 5 7 21 18 9 5 1 3 14 7 10 2 4 4 7 11 3 26
11 Sparta Rotterdam 19 6 5 8 28 32 9 5 2 2 19 10 10 1 3 6 9 22 -4 23
12 FC Emmen 19 6 3 10 21 34 10 6 2 2 17 10 9 0 1 8 4 24 -13 21
13 FC Twente 19 5 5 9 26 37 10 3 3 4 17 19 9 2 2 5 9 18 -11 20
14 Fortuna Sittard 19 5 4 10 24 45 10 5 2 3 19 15 9 0 2 7 5 30 -21 19
15 PEC Zwolle 19 5 2 12 28 45 9 3 2 4 20 23 10 2 0 8 8 22 -17 17
16 ADO Den Haag 19 4 4 11 21 37 10 2 4 4 11 14 9 2 0 7 10 23 -16 16
17 VVV-Venlo 19 5 1 13 18 45 10 4 1 5 12 20 9 1 0 8 6 25 -27 16
18 RKC Waalwijk 19 3 2 14 22 45 9 2 1 6 10 16 10 1 1 8 12 29 -23 11