FC Groningen vs SC Heerenveen
Netherlands – Eredivisie, Season 2017/18
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick off at 15:45 UK/ 16:45 CET
Venue: Noordlease Stadion.
The two sides which ended the last term of Eredivisie with the identical number of points (43) are set to take on each other in the opening round of the new campaign this Sunday at Noordlease Stadion.
Ernest Faber can be satisfied with his team’s attacking display prior to the kick off to the season as Groningen bagged six goals in matches with Granada and Emmen.
However, the defensive line has been more than vulnerable as each of three games Pride of the North played saw the team conceding at least two goals.
The visitors have other sort of problems as they failed to find the back of the net in last two friendlies with Trabzonspor and Genoa.
Jurgen Streppel managed to get hold on one of Eredivisie’s top scorers Reza Ghoochannejhad and his team will be stronger for Real Madrid’s talented winger Martin Odegaard who arrived on loan.
Groningen vs Heerenveen: Head to head
De Superfriezen have been much more successful historically in meetings with Groningen as they have won 23 of 44H2H encounters.
This includes a demolishing 0-3 victory from their last visit to Noordlease Stadion. The last match played between the two teams in late-January this year offered a goalless draw.
Groningen vs Heerenveen: Prediction
We do not expect to witness a goalless draw this time out given the defensive vulnerability both teams showed in their most recent friendlies.
We thus see the BTTS as the bet you can’t go wrong with, set at the odds of 8/15.
Groningen vs Heerenveen: Bet Tips
The top betting option will be BTTS at the odds of 1.53 @ Bet365.
Braver tipsters can try with Groningen to win & BTTS – 3.75 @ Betfair.