FC Groningen vs Go Ahead Eagles Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Groningen vs Go Ahead Eagles Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Groningen will be aiming to build on their recent victory in the Eredivisie when they welcome Go Ahead Eagles at the Noordlease Stadion on Sunday at lunchtime. FC Groningen won 2-0 at home over Roda JC Kerkrade last weekend thanks to goals from Mimoun Mahi and substitute Alexander Sorloth. On the flip side, Hans de Koning’s boys were beaten 1-0 on the road at the reigning champions PSV Eindhoven. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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FC Groningen Preview

FC Groningen haven endured a mixed 2016/2017 competitive season, but it appears they have found some consistency of late. They have only lost once in their last five games in the Eredivisie and come into this clash on the back of a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Roda JC Kerkrade. Groningen had some attacking problems in the first half of the season, but they looked much better in the final third recently. They have scored at least two goals in three of their last four games in the Eredivisie. They currently stand in 9th place in the league table with 19 points to their name after 16 league games, five points off the play-offs. Groningen managed a decent tally of 22 goals in 16 rounds, but they struggled a little bit to keep the ball out of the net. They have one of the leakiest defences in the division, conceding 24 goals in 16 league fixtures. Mimoun Mahi and Tom van Weert have been Groningen’s most in-form players throughout this Eredivisie campaign, as the pair bagged ten goals and two assists between them. Groningen can count on their recent home form ahead of this tie, as they have won the last three home league games and scored two goals in each of these.

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Go Ahead Eagles Preview

On the contrary, Go Ahead Eagles are the worst team in the Eredivisie at the moment as they are rock bottom of the league table with just 11 points under their belts after 16 league fixtures, four points behind safety. The Eagles have struggled in front of goal throughout this Eredivisie campaign, as they hold the second joint worst offensive record in the division with just 13 goals scored in 16 rounds. Sander Duits and Sam Hendriks are the Eagles’s joint topscorers, scoring three goals each so far this season. The Eagles head into this fixture off the back of a four-game losing run in the Eredivisie, including a narrow 1-0 defeat on the road at PSV Eindhoven. Go Ahead Eagles are the worst away side in the Eredivisie as they only picked up one point from their eight away fixtures so far this season. The worrying fact is that the Eagles have only managed to score four goals in their eight away league games this season. Furthermore, Go Ahead Eagles picked up defeats in their four visits to the Noordlease Stadion, scoring just once in the process.

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FC Groningen Team News

Marijn van der Laan is the only doubtful player for Groningen ahead of this game.

Go Ahead Eagles Team News

Sinan Bytyqi, Jerry Van Ewijk, Chris Gurkan David, Tom Daemen and Sebastien Locigno are all doubts ahead of this trip.

Betting Predictions and Tips

FC Groningen have improved significantly over the past few weeks, and I’m expecting them to grab another victory in this one, as the Eagles look unable to get back to winning ways very soon. I’m also backing Groningen to keep a clean sheet in this one, as the visitors have only scored four goals in eight away league fixtures so far this season.

Both teams to score - No at 1/1

Asian Handicap -1 on FC Groningen at 9/10

FC Groningen scored over 2.5 goals in 3 out of their last 6 games played against Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Go Ahead Eagles saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 6 games played against FC Groningen

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Groningen Form Guide

FC Groningen Team Logo

FC Groningen

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L H

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

KFC Uerdingen Team Logo KFC Uerdingen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

De Graafschap Team Logo De Graafschap

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-08-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

17-08-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-08-2018

Eredivisie

De Graafschap Team Logo De Graafschap

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Go Ahead Eagles Form Guide

Go Ahead Eagles Team Logo

Go Ahead Eagles

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L H

13-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Eindhoven Team Logo FC Eindhoven

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

20-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

RKC Waalwijk Team Logo RKC Waalwijk

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

28-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Den Bosch Team Logo FC Den Bosch

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong FC Utrecht Team Logo Jong FC Utrecht

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

24-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Eindhoven Team Logo FC Eindhoven

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

31-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

MVV Maastricht Team Logo MVV Maastricht

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Volendam Team Logo FC Volendam

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

14-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong AZ Alkmaar Team Logo Jong AZ Alkmaar

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

FC Groningen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Go Ahead Eagles Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Groningen vs Go Ahead Eagles Sidelined Players

FC Groningen
21 Martijn van der Laan Injured
Go Ahead Eagles
30 Chris David Injured
26 Tom Daemen Injured
7 Sinan Bytyqi Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Padt 197 82
33 LB Hans Hateboer 180 70
6 CD Etienne Reijnen 189 80
5 CD Samir Memisevic 185 80
20 RB Yoell van Nieff 179 70
12 CM Juninho Bacuna 178 74
22 LM Simon Tibbling 175 78
10 RM Albert Rusnak 180 65
8 CM Ruben Yttergaard Jenssen 173 71
14 CF Mimoun Mahi 181 70
19 CF Tom van Weert 180 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Theo Zwarthoed 188 88
32 LB Joey Groenbast 183 80
3 CD Sander Fischer 187 72
4 CD Xandro Schenk 188 79
35 RB Rochdi Achenteh 181 79
14 CM Darren Maatsen 185 69
24 CM Marcel Ritzmaier 181 79
23 CM Norichio Nieveld 189 80
9 CF Leon De Kogel 194 90
77 LF Jarchinio Antonia 169 65
11 RF Randy Wolters 182 79