FC Groningen vs VVV-Venlo Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Groningen vs VVV-Venlo Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

The newcomers Venlo will look to get back to winning ways in the Eredivisie when they travel to the Noordlease Stadion to take on FC Groningen on Sunday afternoon. FC Groningen won 2-1 at home over FC Utrecht thanks to two first-half goals from Django Warmerdam and Jesper Drost. Venlo suffered a 0-2 home loss at the hands of Ajax prior to the International break, with Maurice Steijn’s men conceding both goals in the second half. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Both teams have suffered just one defeat in this early part of the season as both were beaten by Ajax. Venlo hold the better head-to-head record, but Groningen’s home form and record over Venlo makes me to back them to win in this one. They have won six and draw once in their seven home meetings with Venlo in the Eredivisie, conceding just four goals in the process.

FC Groningen to win at 21/20

Both teams to score - No at 11/10

FC Groningen saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

FC Groningen saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against VVV-Venlo

VVV-Venlo saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against FC Groningen

AVG Goals

1

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

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
W H

24-12-2017

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Club Brugge Team Logo Club Brugge

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

13-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Dynamo Dresden Team Logo Dynamo Dresden

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

21-01-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

27-01-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 3 - 3

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

02-02-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

08-02-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

11-02-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

23-02-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

VVV-Venlo Form Guide

VVV-Venlo Team Logo

VVV-Venlo

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W A

16-12-2017

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-12-2017

KNVB Cup

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

24-12-2017

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-01-2018

Club Friendlies

De Graafschap Team Logo De Graafschap

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

20-01-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

27-01-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-02-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-02-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-02-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

16-02-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

FC Groningen Preview

FC Groningen have endured a mixed run of form in this early part of the new Eredivisie campaign, registering one draw, one defeat and one victory in the opening three league fixtures. However, they should feel confident ahead of this clash as they have finally picked up their first victory of the season last time out as they beat Utrecht 2-1 at home. They only sit in 12th position in the Eredivisie table tied on four points with the 11th-placed Excelsior, two points of the top seven. Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for Groningen in this early part of the season as they already managed to find the back of the net in six occasions in their opening three league fixtures. Mimoun Mahi has been Groningen’s most prolific player in front of goal so far this season, helping the team with two goals in his three league appearances. Furthermore, Groningen have been a tough nut to crack at home over the past nine months, having lost just three of their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions. They are unbeaten in their two home league games so far this season, scoring at least two goals in each of these. In addition, Groningen are unbeaten in their seven home meetings with Venlo in the Eredivisie, winning six in the process.

FC Groningen Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Groningen ahead of this tie.

VVV-Venlo Preview

Venlo began their Eredivisie adventure in an unexpected manner as they picked up back-to-back victories over Sparta Rotterdam and FC Twente in the opening two rounds, scoring five goals in the process. However, their winning streak ended prior to the International break as they suffered a 0-2 home loss at the hands of the last season’ runner-ups Ajax. The newcomers find themselves on a respectable 8th position in the Eredivisie table tied on six points with other four teams, just three points of the joint leaders PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord. Venlo looked very well-organized at the back in this early part of the season, as they hold one of the best defensive records in the division with just three goals conceded in three games. Venlo have enjoyed an impressive run of form on the road over the past ten months, winning ten of their last 15 away games across all competitions. Furthermore, Venlo are unbeaten in their last three meetings with FC Groningen, keeping a clean sheet in each of these. Vito van Crooy is a player to watch here as he has already scored two goals and provided an assist for his team in his three league appearances.

VVV-Venlo Team News

Roel Janssen and Jonathan Opoku are both doubts ahead of this trip.

FC Groningen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

VVV-Venlo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 VVV-Venlo Sidelined Players

FC Groningen
VVV-Venlo
4 Roel Janssen Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Padt 197 82
21 RB Django Warmerdam 180 66
3 CD Kasper Larsen 190 83
4 CD Mike te Wierik 191 73
2 LB Todd Kane 180 70
8 CM Ruben Yttergaard Jenssen 173 71
11 RM Oussama Idrissi 182 78
7 CM Juninho Bacuna 185 75
17 LM Jesper Drost 175 75
10 CF Mimoun Mahi 181 70
9 CF Lars Veldwijk 196 91
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Lars Unnerstall 198 100
3 CD Jerold Promes 184 70
5 RB Leroy Labylle 174 71
13 CD Nils Roeseler 192 84
2 LB Moreno Rutten 176 69
9 CM Ralf Seuntjens 192 86
6 CM Danny Post 189 70
8 CM Clint Leemans 186 74
14 LF Tarik Tissoudali 175 79
11 CF Lennart Thy 182 75
19 RF Torino Hunte 184 75