PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen Prediction & Match Preview

PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen
Date: Saturday, 01 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: MAC PARK Stadion (Zwolle).

With their poor form in the league, Zwolle is far from fetching the three points in the clash with Groningen at MAC PARK Stadion.

  • PEC Zwolle form: 20 matches – 5 wins – 3 draws – 12 losses – 18 points.
  • FC Groningen form: 20 matches – 8 wins – 5 draws – 7 losses – 29 points.

Heading to the relegation zone, Zwolle is at the 16th spot while Groningen is at the 8th position in the league table looking for a promotion.

PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Zwolle has recorded three of the last five wins in their clashes.
  • Three of Groningen’s last five wins were registered as the host.
  • Three of the last four fixtures saw both teams scoring in the game.
  • Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Groningen.

PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen Match preview

Zwolle has been winless in their last four away fixtures in the major competitions. They have dropped points in the majority of their matches in the contest. As a result, John Stegeman’s side is one of the strong candidates for relegation this season.

In their prior clash in the league, Zwolle faced Willem II on the road. Both sides failed to find the back of the net in the clash as the match ended in a goalless draw. Besides, the host has lost six of their previous ten clashes across all major competitions. So, the hopes will not be high at MAC PARK.

Groningen has stayed unbeaten in their past three fixtures in the campaign. They are still four points behind the team above them. So, Danny Buijs will not be happy if his side settles with a point or without any.

With just three losses in their last ten matches in the major contests, Groningen is in a good run in their overall schedule. Moreover, the Green-White Army will be visiting after a significant win in the campaign.

In their prior clash, Groningen defeated Ajax at home with a 2-1 score on the board. Hence, the morale of the players will be high when facing a relegation prone side like Zwolle despite their away handicap.

PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen Prediction

A good look at the league table will give a clear idea that Groningen is the probable favorite to win the clash at Zwolle. Groningen has an 11 points difference with the host in the league table currently. This also gives them a slight edge in the match for overall performance in the contest.

Apart from that, Groningen has won three of the last five h2h clashes with Zwolle at the latter’s home ground. Also, their most recent h2h encounter was won by the Green-White Army. This also backs up the visitor’s chances in the match.

Besides, Zwolle has only three wins in their recent ten home matches this season. Hence, they cannot rely on their home ground advantage in the game. On the other hand, Groningen has marked only four losses in their last ten trips on the road.

From these points, the punters can see that Groningen is more prone to creating opportunities in the game rather than the host. To be safer, it is better to go with a double chance in the game.

In addition to that, Zwolle has failed to score goals at home in only two of their last ten attempts despite the results. Also, the guest has seen the back of the net in six of their previous ten away fixtures. Hence, there is a wide chance that both teams will score at least a goal each in the ninety minutes.

PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Groningen @ 1.50 (1/2).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.66 (4/6).