De Graafschap vs Groningen
2018-19 Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: De Vijverberg (Doetinchem).
Groningen have started the season poorly, however it’s still too early to judge them after just 2 games. They will travel to face De Graafschap this Saturday.
Both teams were on the losing side last weekend but this game will be a different case as either they draw or a side takes all the glory. De Graafschap surprisingly won Feyenoord 2-0 at home in the opening day of their return to the Eredivisie.
Graafschap put in a good performance against Breda last weekend but ended up losing 3-0. The stats showed that game was a close one but the score sheet says otherwise. Breda took the lead 2 minutes before the break and five minutes after the break, thy made it 2-0, they sealed the victory in the 60th minute.
They still had the victory over Feyenoord to hold on to as morale boosting in preparation for the game against Groningen.
Meanwhile, Groningen were beaten 5-1 in the first game of the season and went on to lose another one last weekend. Groningen are among the predicted struggle this season and they lost against another predicted strugglers Willem II last week.
Groningen went down in the 33rd minute and that goal was the only goal of the game. They tried so hard to level the game with 15 shots but 12 of those shots was off target as they were limited to long range efforts. They need to start picking points to avoid having a poor season as predicted.
De Graafschap vs Groningen: Head to Head
There have been 31 meetings between these two sides, Groningen have won 18 of the games, drawn 7 and lost 6.
De Graafschap vs Groningen: Prediction
Considering De Graafschap’s performance in the first 2 games, we hope to see them pick at least a point in this game. We are backing them to win or draw this game.
Having conceded 6 goals this season, we expect Groningen to concede at least a goal and also get at least a goal as the hosts have conceded 3 goals also.
De Graafschap vs Groningen: Bet Tips
De Graafschap to win at 2.90 (19/10)
Both teams to score Yes at 1.56 (5/9) odds.