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FC Emmen line up against visiting club FC Groningen at De Oude Meerdijk in the Eredivisie game on Sunday.
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FC Emmen will be wanting a better result here following a 4-0 Eredivisie losing effort in their last game against Ajax.
In that game, FC Emmen had 42% possession and 4 shots at goal with 0 on target. At the other end, Ajax got 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Jurriën Timber (10'), Sébastien Haller (61'), Devyne Rensch (66') and Davy Klaassen (74') scored for Ajax.
It’s not been often in recent games where FC Emmen haven’t conceded. The reality is that Rood-Witten have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals during that time.
Their previous form shows that FC Emmen:
- are winless against FC Groningen in their previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Sparta Rotterdam in Eredivisie action, FC Groningen will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, FC Groningen managed 59% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for FC Groningen was Ramon Pascal Lundqvist (87'). For their opponents, Sparta Rotterdam got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Abdou Harroui (27') and Tom Beugelsdijk (56') scored for Sparta Rotterdam.
It is worth noting that FC Groningen have failed to get amongst the goals over their previous six encounters, recording the disappointing return of only 4. In those matches, Trots van het Noorden have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 9. Even so, it remains to be seen if that pattern shall be maintained here in this match or not.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 16/12/2018 shows that FC Emmen have won 3 of these games & FC Groningen 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for Rood-Witten and 6 created by Trots van het Noorden. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The last league game between these sides was Eredivisie match day 26 on 13/03/2021 and the score finished FC Groningen 1-1 FC Emmen.
The match was refereed by Allard Lindhout.
Team News: FC Emmen
Nick Bakker (Hamstring Injury) and Luciano Carty (Shoulder Injury) won’t be available for Emmen boss Dick Lukkien.
Team News: FC Groningen
Groningen manager Danny Buijs has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Sam Schreck (Unknown Injury) and Gabriel Gudmundsson (Ankle Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We’ve got the feeling that FC Groningen will need to put in a solid display to breach the defence of this FC Emmen outfit who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore tipping a very even contest with a 1-0 winning score for FC Emmen at the end of the 90 minutes.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Oude Meerdijk (8,600)
Captain: Michael de Leeuw
Chairman: Ronald Lubbers
Manager: Dick Lukkien
Competitions: Eredivisie position 16
🔑 Key Man: Michael de Leeuw
Regularly played in the Striker position, Michael de Leeuw was born in Goirle, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for SC Veendam in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 12 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 26 appearances.