Groningen vs Heerenveen
Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK,
Venue: Noordlease Stadion, Groningen.
FC Groningen will ready themselves to get back to winning ways when they welcome SC Heerenveen on Saturday evening at Noordlease Stadion for their Eredivisie weekend activities.
Groningen’s 5-game unbeaten run in all competitions was halted in a 2-1 away loss t Vitesse prior to the International Break. Danny Hoesen slotted a penalty just 5 minutes into the game to put Groningen in front, but Vitesse equalised a minute before halftime. Later in the 2nd half, Kelvin Leerdam scored the winner for Vitesse with 14 minutes left to play.
Groningen’s problem seem to be their defense, they have the worst defense so far in this season with 15 goals conceded in 8 games. Also, they have been winless in the 4 Eredivisie home games they have played this season.
Meanwhile, SC Heerenveen are soaring high, they will enter this game from a 6-game unbeaten run in all competitions. They drew their last game with the Champions PSV 1-1 just before the international break. The goals of the game came in the later stages as Heerenveen scored in the 72nd minutes, while PSV equalised 3 minutes later. A win in this game will take them into 3rd pot should PSV slip.
Groningen vs Heerenveen: Head to Head Statistics
- The two teams have played a lot in the past, they have played a total of 42 games.
- Groningen have won 10 games against Heerenveen, drawn 10, and lost 22 games to Heerenveen.
- At home, Groningen have won 6 games against Heerenveen, drawn 8 and lost 7 to Heerenveen.
- Heerenveen have been firing all cylinders against Groningen, they have scored 70 goals and conceded 46 goals.
Groningen vs Heerenveen: Prediction
The statistics above shows Heerenveen have great dominance over Groningen, their recent form also shows they are the favourites. Heerenveen are unbeaten in their last last 6 games, with 5 wins and a drawn. They have scored at least 3 goals in 4 of their last 5 games, and have conceded a total of 3 goals in their last 5 games.
The home side haven’t been bad either, they have won 2 drawn 2 and lost 1 of their last 5 competitive games. They are also good offensively, they have scored 11 goals in their last 5 games and conceded 4 goals.
Heerenveen are the better side considering their recent form, but I expect the two teams to score in this fixture.
Groningen vs Heerenveen: Bet Tips
- Heerenveen win and over 2.5 goals at 3.50 (5/2)
- Over 1.5 Goals in First-Half at 2.50 (6/4).