Groningen vs Willem II
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 17 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium, Groningen.
Groningen suffered a true disaster in the opening game of the new season, falling 5-1 to Vitesse away in Arnhem last weekend. Can they bounce back in the first game of the second Matchday on Friday evening when Willem II come to visit Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium)
The visitors started off in a poor fashion as well, losing 01 at home to VVV. Unlike Groningen, though, Tricolores showed a much better performance, but were just unlucky to get back on level terms after conceding midway through the first half.
Adrie Koster’s troops look to have huge problems with the efficiency up front at the start of the season as they made it three consecutive games without scoring a goal (counting off-season friendlies against Sparta Rotterdam and Aris as well).
Groningen vs Willem II: Head-to-head
- Willem II lead the H2H tie by two wins, but they did not have any success in the history of matches at Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium.
- Groningen won 11, drew 8 and lost only 2 of 21 home games against Tricolores.
- The 1-1 score was by far the most frequent of the scorelines in the most recent history of H2H games, happening on three occasions in last five matches.
- Both teams scored in six of last seven head to head outings.
Groningen vs Willem II: Prediction
Luckily for Willem II, they’ll be up against an outfit which shipped five goals last weekend. It should really allow Fran Sol & company to boost up their confidence and finally score a goal after failing to do so in past three matches.
Backing goals at both ends seems to be the best of the netting options here based on both the H2H trend and the fact Groningen’s defense proved out to be super vulnerable on the opening day.
You can have this bet at the 1.61 odds. Braver tipsters can go for the 1-1 correct score longshot at 7.00 knowing that there of last five head to head encounters ended with this result.
Groningen vs Willem II: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 3/5 (1.60)
Correct Full-Time Score – 1-1 @ 7/1 (8.00).