FC Groningen vs Roda JC
Date: Friday, 9th December 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK,
Venue: Noordlease Stadion, Groningen.
Groningen will look to get back to winning ways when they play host to Roda JC Kerkrade at Noordlease Stadion.
FC Groningen’s unbeaten run was cut short by Ajax, as they fell to a 2-0 away defeat at Amsterdam Arena last week. Unlucky Groningen were unable to register a goal in the game, instead they conceded a goal in each half. However, they are still on the 11 position with 16 points, they are 5 points below the playoff spots. Groningen have been on a scoring spree this campaign, but their defense have let them down. They have conceded 24 goals in the Eredivisie so far after 15 league games.
Meanwhile, the stalemate professionals Roda JC managed another goalless draw last weekend. This time the draw was against a top side PSV Eindhoven and this lifted their spirit. They are in the 17th position 12 points, 2 points below ADO Den Haag above the danger zone. The most worrying issue about Roda is their inability to get goals, they have scored just 8 goals in the league so far. A win in this game may lift them out of the danger zone.
FC Groningen vs Roda JC: Head to Head statistics
Groningen may have dominated their recent games, but Roda have a better record in their previous meetings. Roda have won 19 of their previous 41 meetings, while Groningen have won 12. However, Groningen are slightly better at home, with 8 wins and 6 draws while Roda has 7 wins. Groningen have dominated their last 5 meetings, with 3 wins and 2 draws.
FC Groningen vs Roda JC: Prediction
Groningen are in a better shape compared to their visitors, but Roda seem to have something gradually unfolding amidst them. Roda have played 6 straight draws and are now unbeaten in their last 7 Eredivisie games. They seem to have fixed their defense, having conceded a total of 4 goals in their last 7 games. We are trusting in their defensive work again in this game as we expect them not to lose.
We think fair to go for a double chance in favour of the visitors in the game and also we expect the goals to be low-key.
FC Groningen vs Roda JC: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 2.00
Double chance – Roda JC to win at 2.20.