Tottenham vs Vitesse Arnhem: Prediction, TV, live stream, team news for Antonio Conte’s first game

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Tottenham vs Vitesse Arnhem: Prediction, TV, live stream, team news for Antonio Conte’s first game
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Another new era will begin at Tottenham tonight when Antonio Conte takes charge of his first match against Vitesse Arnhem.

Conte has received his working visa and been cleared to be in the dugout for tonight’s Europa Conference League clash in north London and unveiled to expectant fans.

Spurs moved quickly to appoint Conte at the second time of asking on Tuesday after Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked after only four months at the helm following the dismal 3-0 defeat against Manchester United.

The visit of Vitesse would appear to provide a great opportunity for the Italian to quickly notch up his first win, though Spurs’ second-string were defeated 1-0 in the reverse fixture in the Netherlands a fortnight ago courtesy of Maximilian Wittek’s volley.

Nuno made the ill-fated decision to leave his entire first XI at home for that match, but it will surely be a much stronger Tottenham side on display in N17 as they bid to impress their new high-profile coach ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Everton.

The hosts need to win if they want to advance through to the next phase of Uefa’s inaugural tertiary competition.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Tottenham vs Vitesse is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Thursday November 4, 2021.

The match will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Where to watch Tottenham vs Vitesse

TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Tottenham vs Vitesse team news

Conte has observed training over the last two days, with academy coach Ryan Mason leading the sessions, but the Italian has already been influential in determining team structure and approach and it will be intriguing to see his first selection.

A known disciple of a three-man defence, it remains to be seen how quickly he will want to implement his own preferred system.

As mentioned, Tottenham will be expected to field a much stronger team than the one that lost meekly in Arnhem last month, with Conte no doubt eager not to follow in Nuno’s footsteps with regard to creating an unsettled two-tiered squad.

Conte will only be without Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil, who worked inside yesterday while the rest of the squad trained, and could name a strong team, with Conte likely to want to play Harry Kane and Heung-min Son into form ahead of Sunday’s visit to Everton.

Tottenham XI: Lloris; Royal, Dier, Romero, Davies, Reguilon; Skipp, Hojbjerg; Lucas, Son, Kane.

Subs: Gollini, Austin, Sanchez, Tanganga, Rodon, Doherty, Winks, Dele, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Bergwijn, Scarlett.

Vitesse XI: Schubert; Doekhi, Bazoer, Rasmussen; Dasa, Tronstad, Gboho, Bero; Frederiksen, Wittek, Buitink.

Subs: Houwen, Van Haveren, Openda, Darfalou, Oroz, Hajek, Von Moos, Domgjoni, Yapi, Vroegh, Cornelisse, Huisman.

Tottenham vs Vitesse prediction

Despite what transpired the last time these two teams met, the visit of Vitesse represents the perfect opportunity for Conte to begin his Tottenham reign with a morale-boosting victory.

With the mutinous atmosphere and mood around the stadium suddenly transformed, we expect Spurs to be motivated to put on a show for their new boss and secure a comfortable win.

Tottenham to win 2-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Vitesse’s 1-0 win over Tottenham on October 21 was the very first meeting between these two clubs.

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