FC Groningen vs De Graafschap Predictions & Match Preview

FC Groningen vs De Graafschap
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Euroborg (Groningen).

Groningen has been one of the best home teams in the competition the last few match-days and is actively in pursuit of a place in the playoffs. They seem unable to replicate their home form on the road, and to compensate, tries extra hard at home. This week, while almost all of those in contention for the playoffs are taking on each other, the team has been allotted a relegation battler.

But it would be foolishness to discard Graafschap as a team fighting in the lower-tier to save their future in the league. They defeated Heerenveen, a major player in the race for the said spots, last week, on the road, with a 0-3 scoreline. Graafschap made life hard for another team in contention, Willem, with a 2-3 scoreline as well.

FC Groningen vs De Graafschap Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Groningen recorded wins in the last four meetings.
  • 14 of the last 16 wins belong to the same team as well.
  • Only once has Graafschap won at this venue, and that was back in 2007.
  • Seven of the last eight encounters had goals from both sides.

FC Groningen vs De Graafschap Prediction

Groningen is a major presence in the upper echelons of the Eredivisie and is trying their best to get into the Europa playoffs. Graafschap, on the other hand, is engaging in fights in the lower tier, to avoid relegation. On top of that, they are on the road this Tuesday.

Moreover, Groningen won the last four straight h2h games and registered 14 of the last 16 wins. Importantly, the last time Graafschap won at this venue was 12 years back.

Going on, Groningen won their last five home ties in a row, and seven of the last eight as well. They also have a scoring streak going on for the last ten home fixtures. Expect a win for the hosts, but never a comfortable one.

Graafschap is backed into a corner and has nothing to lose. They will present the fiercest of fights this Tuesday. Also, just the last match-day, they defeated Heerenveen, Groningen’s main competitor for the Europa spots, with a 0-3 scoreline, on the road. And noteworthily, seven of the last eight h2h matches had goals from both teams.

Backing the BTTS option is a safe bet for this fixture.

FC Groningen vs De Graafschap Betting Tips

  • FC Groningen to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10).