Utrecht vs Groningen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht).
Utrecht made it four straight games without a win in Eredivisie when they fell 3-1 away at Feyenoord last weekend. The head coach Jean Paul de Jong truly has reasons to be worried because of his men’s defensive displays. His team shipped three goals in each of last three league ties.
The good news is that the negative trend did not affect team’s position in the league ladder. They are four points clear at fifth place at the moment and a win here would likely grand them this place before the Europa League playoffs.
Next up for Jean Paul de Jong are Groningen who will play the elite class football next term as well after clinching four points in last two league games. Pride of the North took an important 2-1 win over Roda JC on Sunday moving eight points away from the relegation playoffs. Goals came from Ritsu Doan and Jesper Drost.
Utrecht vs Groningen: Head-to-head
Utrecht were the dominant force in the history of head to head ties with Groningen.
They were particularly dominant in matches at Stadion Galgenwaard, winning 18 and losing only 7 of 30 games there.
We also have to mention that five of last six head to head encounters saw both teams on target.
Utrecht vs Groningen: Prediction
Groningen have been dreadful travellers in this term of Eredivisie and their visit is the perfect occasion for Utrecht to rebound from recent losses and return on the winning was. A win here would definitely boost up their confidence ahead of the challenges in the Europa League playoffs. Nonetheless, since the hosts have also been very easy to break down lately, we do see the home win & BTTS as the standout bet at the 2.90 odds here.
You will hardly make a mistake backing goals at both ends and three or more goals as well, a bet priced up at 1.90.
Utrecht vs Groningen: Bet Tips
Utrecht to win & BTTS @ 2.90
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.90