FC Groningen vs Willem II Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Groningen vs Willem II Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Groningen welcome Willem II at the Noordlease Stadion on Friday evening, with both teams looking to put their Eredivisie campaign back on track. FC Groningen fought back from one-goal down to secure a 1-1 home draw against AZ Alkmaar, with Mimoun Mahi scoring the equalizer from the spot in the 53rd minute. On the other hand, Willem II won 3-1 at home over FC Twente thanks to a brace from Fran Sol and another goal from substitute Ismail Azzaoui. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Both sides have struggled throughout this Eredivisie campaign, but I can’t look beyond Groningen’s home form. Groningen are undefeated in five home league games so far this season and they are also unbeaten in eleven home meetings with Willem II in the Eredivisie. On the flip side, Willem II have lost three of their four away league games so far this season, scoring none in the process.

FC Groningen to win at odds 10/11

Over 2.5 goals at odds 8/11

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

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

AVG Goals

3

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

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

30-06-2018

Club Friendlies

RWE Eemsmond

FT 0 - 16

(HT 0 - 7)

W A

04-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Nieuw Buinen Team Logo Nieuw Buinen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

't Fean '58

FT 0 - 16

(HT 0 - 6)

W H

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Meppen Team Logo Meppen

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Willem II Form Guide

Willem II Team Logo

Willem II

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W A

15-04-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

RKDSV Team Logo RKDSV

FT 0 - 10

(HT 0 - 7)

W A

11-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Dongen Team Logo Dongen

FT 0 - 9

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

KV Mechelen Team Logo KV Mechelen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Aris Thessaloniki FC Team Logo Aris Thessaloniki FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

FC Groningen Preview

FC Groningen’s form in this early part of the Eredivisie campaign has been a complete mixed bag with two wins, three draws and three defeats in the opening eight league games. After a disappointing 2-3 away defeat at PEC Zwolle prior to the International break, FC Groningen managed a creditable 1-1 home draw against AZ Alkmaar last weekend. They are still safe at the moment as they sit 13th in the standings tied on nine points with the 12th-placed Heracles, three points clear of the bottom three. Groningen managed a decent tally of 12 goals in eight round so far this season, but their defensive line has let them down. They have conceded 14 goals so far this season, which is one of the worst defensive record in the division. Mimoun Mahi has been the standout player for Groningen in this early part of the campaign, helping the team with five goals and one assist in his eight league appearances. FC Groningen can count on their home form ahead of this clash despite their recent struggle as they are undefeated in five home league fixtures so far this season, winning two in the process. In addition, FC Groningen are unbeaten in eleven home meetings with Willem II in the Eredivisie, registering seven victories in this term.

FC Groningen Team News

Lars Veldwijk and Todd Kane are both doubts, while Tom van Weert is missing through suspension.

Willem II Preview

Willem II have been playing for all or nothing in this early part of the season, winning three and losing six of their nine competitive fixtures. After two consecutive defeats against SC Heerenveen and PSV Eindhoven prior to the International break, Willem bounced back with a comfortable 3-1 home win over FC Twente at the weekend. Despite the recent victory, Willem II are still in trouble as they are second from the bottom in the Eredivisie table tied on six points with Roda JC Kerkrade and FC Twente, just one point clear of the bottom-placed Sparta Rotterdam. Away from home, Willem II were on a two-game winning streak across all competitions prior to their 4-0 defeat at PSV Eindhoven in their most recent league trip. Furthermore, Willem II are winless in the last eleven visits to the Noordlease Stadion, scoring just five goals in the process. The good news is that Willem are undefeated in the last three meetings with Groningen in the Eredivisie, registering two draws and one win in the process. Fran Sol is enjoying another strong Eredivisie campaign as he has already scored five goals in his eight league appearances.

Willem II Team News

Asumah Abubakar and Victor van den Bogert are both doubts, but Bartholomew Ogbeche should be back in training following his cruciate ligament injury.

FC Groningen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

Willem II Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

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

FC Groningen vs Willem II Sidelined Players

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