PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

PEC Zwolle will look to close the gap at the top of the Eredivisie table when they welcome FC Groningen at the MACPARK Stadion on Saturday evening. PEC Zwolle threw away a one-goal lead following Kingsley Ehizibue’s early goal to only register a 1-1 away draw at Venlo last time out. Meanwhile, FC Groningen managed a hard-fought 1-0 home win over FC Twente last weekend, with Oussama Idrissi scoring the winner in the first six minutes of the second half. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

PEC Zwolle are the in-form team in this clash and their recent home form has been amazing. They are currently on a six-game winning streak in front of their own fans, scoring at least two goals in each of these. On the other hand, Groningen have struggled for consistency on the road over the past month, conceding at least two goals in each of their most recent four trips. I think that Zwolle can continue their good run of form and to pick up another positive result, but I’m also fancying goals in this one as the last three meetings between these two teams have seen more than three goals scored.

PEC Zwolle to win at odds 1/1

Over 2.5 goals at odds 3/5

PEC Zwolle saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

PEC Zwolle Form Guide

PEC Zwolle Team Logo

PEC Zwolle

Won

5

Draw

0

Lost

5
W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

RKC Waalwijk Team Logo RKC Waalwijk

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-08-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 3)

L A

19-08-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

25-08-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-09-2018

Club Friendlies

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

16-09-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

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)

PEC Zwolle Preview

PEC Zwolle had an impressive start to their 2017/18 competitive season, having lost just one of their seven official fixtures. They head into this tie on the back of a three-game unbeaten run across all competitions, including a disappointing 1-1 away draw at the newly-promoted Venlo. Sandwiched in-between their recent two league results, PEC also managed a comfortable 0-5 away victory at the amateur side De Meern in the KNVB Beker Cup. Zwolle have only lost once in six league games so far this season and currently sit in 6th position in the Eredivisie table with eleven points under their belts, just four points adrift of the current leaders PSV Eindhoven. Zwolle have conceded eight goals in six rounds so far this season, but the good news is that they managed to score ten in this term. Youness Mokhtar has been the standout player for Zwolle throughout the season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with four goals in his six league appearances. Furthermore, PEC Zwolle can count on their recent home form ahead of this clash as they have won their last six games across all competitions, scoring 17 goals in the process.

PEC Zwolle Team News

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

FC Groningen Preview

On the other hand, FC Groningen have endured a mixed run of form in this early part of the season, registering two draws, three wins and three defeats in their eight games across all competitions. Groningen’s recent form has been decent as they come into this tie on the back of a two-game winning streak, including their narrow 1-0 home win over FC Twente last weekend. FC Groningen sit in 11th spot in the Eredivisie table tied on eight points with the 10th-placed Heracles, just two points behind the top seven. Similar to their Saturday’s opponents, Groningen have also shown defensive vulnerabilities throughout the season, conceding ten goals in six league games. Actually, they have conceded at least two goals in three of their six rounds. Away from home, Groningen were on a four-game winless streak across all competitions prior to their 2-4 victory at USV Hercules in the KNVB Beker Cup in their most recent trip. The good news is that Groningen have picked up four victories in their five visits to the MACPARK Stadion, keeping three clean sheets in the process. Head-to-head, Groningen have won their last four meetings with PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie, scoring at least two goals in each of these.

FC Groningen Team News

Lars Veldwijk is the only doubtful player for Groningen ahead of this trip.

PEC Zwolle Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 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

PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen Sidelined Players

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