Utrecht vs Groningen Prediction & Match Preview

Utrecht vs Groningen Dutch Eredivisie Predictions by LeagueLane

Utrecht vs Groningen
Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Galgenwaard, Utrecht.

Saturday’s Eredivisie action is going to be wrapped up at Galgenwaard where Utrecht FC welcomes Groningen. Hosts have underperformed heavily in the first part of the season, collecting only 17 points from 14 games. What is really surprising is that they have very low win rate at this venue, which didn’t happen for quite some time. Obviously team enjoys big support from the crowd, but that is hardly going to change any time soon.

As for the opposition, Groningen are doing better having 26 points and being the first squad in the league to beat Ajax Amsterdam in this campaign. They are only three points away from a spot in UEFA Champions League, so anything can happen really. In terms of the odds, Utrecht are favorites for the win at 1.80 rate which does come as a small surprise.

Utrecht vs Groningen Head-to-head

  • Interestingly, the last six head to head matches between these two opponents have ended Under 2.5 goals.
  • The first clash of the season ended without goals in Groningen.
  • All-time stats are going in favour of Utrecht who have 28 in comparison to 18 Groningen’s victories. Utrecht’s win rate at this stadium is more than 50% (18 wins in 32 games).
  • Average number of goals scored at Galgenwaard so far is 2.68 per duel.

Utrecht vs Groningen Prediction

Utrecht’s form has finally started going up in late 2020. They ended the last year with two draws and one victory, managing to beat Emmen on the road while clashes versus AZ and Fortuna ended without winner. Head manager Rene Hake was criticized for low win rate at home venue and inconsistency throughout whole season.

Everyone thought that Utrecht won’t have issues to secure a spot in Europa League this season. Groningen are not easy team to beat on the road, having four victories and two losses. More than 50% of their games so far ended Under 2.5 goals, so there is solid value in backing this bet at 2.10 rate. Draw or away win double chance is going to be our secondary selection at 1.90.

Utrecht vs Groningen Bet Tips

  • Draw or away win double chance @ 1.90
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 2.10.