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

Referee: Unknown

Kickoff: 19:00 Hrs

Venue: Noordlease Stadion

Home

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Away
1 0 4

Finished

7

This preview has expired...

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 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

Willem II saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 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

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)

Willem II Form Guide

Willem II Team Logo

Willem II

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W H

19-12-2017

KNVB Cup

RKC Waalwijk Team Logo RKC Waalwijk

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

24-12-2017

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

21-01-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

28-01-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

01-02-2018

KNVB Cup

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 7 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

04-02-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-02-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-02-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-02-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 2 - 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

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

Willem II Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Willem II Sidelined Players

FC Groningen
Willem II
28 Asumah Abubakar-Ankra Injured

Head to Head
page 1 of 4

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Padt 197 82
21 LB Django Warmerdam 180 66
5 CD Samir Memisevic 185 80
6 CD Etienne Reijnen 189 80
4 RB Mike te Wierik 191 73
8 CM Ruben Yttergaard Jenssen 173 71
25 CM Ritsu Doan 172 70
7 CM Juninho Bacuna 185 75
23 RF Ajdin Hrustic 183 74
10 CF Mimoun Mahi 181 70
11 LF Oussama Idrissi 182 78
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Mattijs Branderhorst 192 87
5 LB Jop van der Linden 188 74
4 CD Jordens Peters 182 78
29 CD Darryl Lachman 189 75
2 RB Fernando Lewis 180 75
21 CD Konstantinos Tsimikas 178 73
10 CM Thom Haye 185 78
20 CM Elmo Lieftink 186 78
6 CM Pedro Chirivella 178 75
9 CF Fran Sol 181 77
38 CF Ismail Azzaoui 177 72