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FC Twente will be the visitors at Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie meeting with home team FC Groningen.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Groningen v FC Twente can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
FC Groningen, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-3 Eredivisie victory vs Willem II.
For FC Groningen, the goalscorers were Mohamed El Hankouri (50', 90') and Ko Itakura (84'). Che Nunnely (60') and Vangelis Pavlidis (79') scored for Willem II.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that FC Groningen have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Trots van het Noorden have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals along the way.
Heading into this contest, FC Groningen have not beaten FC Twente in their previous 4 league games.
Since being beaten in their last game against Ajax in Eredivisie action, FC Twente and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only player to score from FC Twente was Pleguezuelo (84'). Sébastien Haller (7') and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (90', 90') scored for Ajax.
Showing their predisposition for action-packed encounters, goals have been scored 21 times in the prior six games in which FC Twente have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 3.5 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 11 of these goals. We will see if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Heading into this contest, FC Twente haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 14/05/2017, there has been little between the sides with FC Groningen winning 2 of those games, FC Twente 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined total of 19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 from Trots van het Noorden and 10 coming from De Tukkers. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 3 on 25/09/2020 when it finished FC Twente 3-1 FC Groningen.
The match was refereed by Sander van der Eijk.
Team News: FC Groningen
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the FC Groningen gaffer Danny Buijs to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Arjen Robben (Knock) will miss out.
Team News: FC Twente
Due to a fully injury-free group to pick from, FC Twente manager Ron Jans doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
Our assessment is that FC Twente and FC Groningen should play out a closely-fought contest here.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion (22,550)
Captain: Arjen Robben
Chairman: Bert Middel
Manager: Danny Buijs
Competitions: Eredivisie position 7
⭐ Star Man: Patrick Joosten
Customarily taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Patrick Joosten was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for NEC in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has got 3 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 13 appearances.