FC Groningen line up against visiting opponents Fortuna Sittard at Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion in this Eredivisie match on Sunday.
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FC Groningen go into this fixture after a 0-0 Eredivisie stalemate versus Feyenoord.
A common trait of more recent FC Groningen games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've been a loser. Regardless, time will tell if that pattern shall persist in this upcoming game.
Ahead of this meeting, FC Groningen are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Fortuna Sittard come into this encounter following on from a 2-0 Eredivisie win in the defeat of ADO Den Haag in their previous match.
For Fortuna Sittard, the goalscorers were Lisandro Semedo (26') and Sebastian Polter (79').
Looking at their form, and Fortuna Sittard have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals in total. Defensively, Sittard have been far from perfect.
Going into this one, Fortuna Sittard are unbeaten in their previous 6 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 18/11/2001 tells us that FC Groningen have won 4 of these and Fortuna Sittard 1, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A total of 15 goals were produced between them in these games, with 11 from Trots van het Noorden and 4 created by Sittard. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 6 on 25/10/2020 and the score finished Fortuna Sittard 1-3 FC Groningen.
The referee was Pol van Boekel.
Team News: FC Groningen
Ahmed El Messaoudi (Unknown Injury), Arjen Robben (Calf Injury), Azor Matusiwa (Unknown Injury), Ramon Pascal Lundqvist (Ankle Injury) and Patrick Joosten (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Groningen boss Danny Buijs.
Team News: Fortuna Sittard
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Fortuna Sittard manager Sjors Ultee to be concerned about. Yanick van Osch (Bruise) won’t be in action.
Our feeling is that Fortuna Sittard have the capability to find the back of the net against this FC Groningen outfit, although it may not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 win for FC Groningen after the 90.
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 6
⭐ Key Man: Ahmed El Messaoudi
Mostly deployed in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Ahmed El Messaoudi was born in Belgium. After having made a senior debut playing for Lierse SK in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 6 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 18 appearances.