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FC Twente will take to the pitch with visiting club FC Groningen at De Grolsch Veste in the Eredivisie clash on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Twente v FC Groningen can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
FC Twente head into this game following a 1-1 Eredivisie tied result against Feyenoord.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Twente was Václav Černý (2'). Steven Berghuis (29') scored for Feyenoord.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Ron Jans's FC Twente have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 8 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.33.
Heading into this fixture, FC Twente are unbeaten in the league by FC Groningen in their previous 3 matches.
FC Groningen will go into the meeting following on from a 0-1 Eredivisie win with the defeat of ADO Den Haag in their last game.
Shaquille Pinas (23' Own goal) was the scorer for ADO Den Haag.
The stats tell the story, and FC Groningen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 9 goals in all. In defence, Trots van het Noorden have not been doing too well.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Groningen:
- are winless against FC Twente when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- remain undefeated by FC Twente when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 21/08/2016, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with FC Twente winning 2 of those games, FC Groningen 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league encounter between the two was Eredivisie match day 19 on 18/01/2020 when it finished FC Twente 0-0 FC Groningen.
The referee was Dennis Higler.
Team News: FC Twente
FC Twente manager Ron Jans does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
We think that De Tukkers could make use of the 4-3-3 system for this game featuring Joel Drommel, Jayden Oosterwolde, Xandro Schenk, Julio Pleguezuelo, Tyronne Ebuehi, Godfried Roemeratoe, Jesse Bosch, Ramiz Zerrouki, Queensy Menig, Danilo Pereira da Silva and Vaclav Cerny.
Team News: FC Groningen
Groningen boss Danny Buijs has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Gabriel Gudmundsson (Ankle Injury) and Arjen Robben (Groin Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
From our viewpoint, Trots van het Noorden seem likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system with a starting lineup of Sergio Padt, Damil Dankerlui, Wessel Dammers, Ko Itakura, Bart van Hintum, Daniël van Kaam, Azor Matusiwa, Ajdin Hrustic, Ramon Pascal Lundqvist, Mo El Hankouri and Jørgen Strand Larsen.
We feel that FC Groningen and FC Twente could find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. We’re therefore expecting a close game with a 0-0 score at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Grolsch Veste (30,014)
Captain: Wout Brama
Chairman: Paul van der Kraan
Manager: Ron Jans
Competitions: Eredivisie position 5