NAC Breda vs FC Groningen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Rat Verlegh Stadion (Breda).
Groningen is at the cusp of European entry, and they have got the perfect opportunity to normalize their away record. Their hosts for the day, Breda, is the absolute worst team in participation in the Eredivisie, and a sure-shot for relegation come this summer.
With just 12 rounds remaining in the competition, NAC has still a deficit of more than half their points to climb out of the exit zone. And with teams like Zwolle, Heerenveen, and Excelsior performing their hearts out on the pitch, it would be a miracle if our hosts actually manage to survive this season.
The players are already disheartened, and against Groningen, who has European hopes, they might not even find the motivation to play.
NAC Breda vs FC Groningen Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six wins belong to Groningen.
- The reverse fixture of this tie ended with a 5-2 scoreline, in favor of the same team.
- Twice in the last five meetings, they recorded five or more goals.
- The guests recorded six of the last eight wins at this venue.
NAC Breda vs FC Groningen Prediction
As mentioned, Breda is the weakest side in Eredivisie and is already certain to exit at the end of the season. In addition to the mental edge going against them due to this fact, they are supposed to welcome a team which put five goals against them in their last meeting.
Also, the team is winless in their last five games and failed to score in four of them, returning a total of one goal from their last five matches. Groningen meanwhile won their last three ties in a row, and four of the last five. In addition, they also recorded four of the last six h2h wins, and six of the last eight at this venue.
The visitors know this is one of their easiest fixtures this season and must make the most out of it. Their quest for entry into the continent requires points as well as superior goal difference. Against a severely underperforming opponent, the team will surely go for both.
Expect them to win as well as dominate from the get-go. Surely a Groningen goal is on the cards in the first 45 minutes itself.
NAC Breda vs FC Groningen Betting Tips
FC Groningen to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
FC Groningen to Score in the First Half @ 1.83 (5/6).