Heracles vs Groningen
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Polman Stadion (Almelo).
Heracles ended an impressive five-win streak in a dreadful manner, falling 4-0 away at Vitesse before the international break. They had two weeks to recover from such a painful defeat. The schedule provides them a nice chance to bounce back given they are set to play the struggling Groningen side in the 9th round of the competition on Sunday afternoon at their Polman Stadion.
The visitors are struggling badly at the start of the new season. They took only four points from eight matches so far and sit second from bottom coming into this tie with the fourth-placed Heraclieden. Danny Buijs, who took charge of Groningen this summer, might lose his job without a serious turnaround in form.
However, it’s hard to see one coming here against Heracles who have been impeccable on the home patch so far in the season.
Heracles vs Groningen: Head-to-head
Groningen were the more successful outfit in the history of head to head matches against Heraclieden.
Pride of the North won 18 and lost 11 of 34 meetings with Heracles.
The previous head to head affairs saw teams share spoils in a six-goal thriller in Groningen.
Heracles vs Groningen: Prediction
Heracles were super impressive in front of the home crowd so far in the season. They won four from four at Polman Stadion bagging an impressive 13-goal tally along. Kristoffer Peterson has been the standout performer so far, netting as many as eight goals in eight appearances.
The Swedish striker should have plenty of room to keep such a scintillating form going past such out-of-form opposition on Sunday. Groningen scored league low four goals in eight games so far in the season. They failed to find the back of the net in each of last two away fixtures in the competition.
Knowing Peterson alone has eight goals past his name in this term, we can hardly ignore the 1.90 odds offered for the hosts to make it five straight wins at Polman Stadion.
Heracles vs Groningen: Bet Tips
Heracles to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Kristoffer Peterson to score anytime @ 1.72 (8/11).