FC Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Groningen and NEC Nijmegen will be facing each other at the Noordlease Stadion on Wednesday night, with both teams aiming to get back to winning ways in the Eredivisie. FC Groningen managed to hold AZ Alkmaar to a goalless away draw last time out, in a game in which they had an inferior 36% ball possession. On the flip side, NEC Nijmegen were narrowly beaten 2-1 at Vitesse at the weekend, with their consolation goal being scored by Ferdi Kadioglu. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

FC Groningen proved to be a tough nut to crack on home soil over the past six months, having lost just one of their last ten home fixtures across all competitions. In addition, Groningen are undefeated in their last two home meetings with NEC Nijmegen in the Eredivisie, scoring five goals and two assists in the process. This having been said, I’m backing Groningen to win all three points in this one.

FC Groningen to win at 4/6

Over 2.5 goals at 19/20

FC Groningen Preview

FC Groningen did well to beat Heracles 1-4 on the road in the first game of this second half of the Eredivisie campaign, but they have failed to win a single game since then. They enter the fray on the back of a ten-game winless streak in the Eredivisie, losing three and drawing seven in the process. Converting draws into victories has been Groningen’s main issue throughout this Eredivisie campaign, as they are the division’s draw specialists with 12 under their belts from their opening 28 league games. They currently sit in 12th position in the Eredivisie table with 30 points after 28 rounds, just five points clear of the bottom three. Groningen managed to score 36 goals throughout this Eredivisie campaign, but they have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net. They have allowed 40 goals in 28 league games, which is one of the most leakiest defences in the division. They have conceded at least once in nine of their last eleven league games. Groningen can count on their home form ahead of this clash, as they have only lost one of their nine home fixtures in the Eredivisie. Furthermore, Groningen are unbeaten in their last two home meetings with NEC Nijmegen in the Eredivisie, registering one draw and one win in the process. 

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NEC Nijmegen Preview

NEC Nijmegen’s form over the past two months has been terrible, as they have lost nine of their last ten games across all competitions. NEC head into this tie on the back of a three-game losing streak in the Eredivisie, scoring just one goal in the process. This leaves NEC in 14th position in the Eredivisie table tied on 28 points with the 13th-placed Sparta Rotterdam, just three points clear of the relegation zone. NEC looked poor at both ends of the pitch throughout this Eredivisie campaign, but their biggest problems have been in attack. They have only scored 27 goals in 28 rounds, which is the 4th worst offensive record in the division. Jay-Roy Grot is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with five goals under his belt, while Dario Dumic and Kevin Mayi have bagged eight goals and five assists between them. Away from home, NEC have only won once in their last ten away games across all competitions and are currently on a six-game losing streak, having scored just two goals in the process. Head-to-head, NEC are winless in their last four meetings with Groningen in the Eredivisie since a 0-1 win in the KNVB Beker Cup back in December 2013.

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FC Groningen Team News

Desevio Payne, Martijn van der Laan, Tom van Weert and Kasper Larsen are all doubts ahead of this game.

NEC Nijmegen Team News

Robin Buwalda is missing through injury ahead of this clash.

FC Groningen saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against NEC Nijmegen

NEC Nijmegen scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

NEC Nijmegen saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against FC Groningen

AVG Goals

0.8

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

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)

L H

23-09-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

NEC Nijmegen Form Guide

NEC Nijmegen Team Logo

NEC Nijmegen

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
D A

28-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

10-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 4 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

W H

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Kayserispor Team Logo Kayserispor

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

Cambuur Team Logo Cambuur

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

27-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong FC Utrecht Team Logo Jong FC Utrecht

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

31-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

08-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

14-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong PSV Team Logo Jong PSV

FT 4 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

21-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Helmond Sport Team Logo Helmond Sport

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

FC Groningen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

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

NEC Nijmegen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

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 NEC Nijmegen Sidelined Players

FC Groningen
25 Desevio Payne Injured
NEC Nijmegen
15 Robin Buwalda Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Padt 197 82
2 RB Jason Davidson 180 72
5 CD Samir Memisevic 185 80
6 CD Etienne Reijnen 189 80
24 LB Tom Hiariej 171 72
22 RM Simon Tibbling 175 78
8 CM Ruben Yttergaard Jenssen 173 71
12 CM Juninho Bacuna 178 74
17 LM Jesper Drost 175 75
14 CF Mimoun Mahi 181 70
11 CF Bryan Linssen 170 64
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joris Delle 190 84
28 RB Lorenzo Burnet 182 80
3 CD Dario Dumic 188 85
30 CD Frank Sturing 181 76
8 LB Janio Bikel 174 65
24 CM Andre Fomitschow 180 74
16 RM Ferdi Kadioglu 173 64
19 CM Julian von Haacke 181 70
34 LM Gregor Breinburg 171 70
20 CF Mohamed Rayhi 178 76
9 CF Taiwo Awoniyi 181 -