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NEC look forward to a new challenge on Wednesday as they prepare for their impending KNVB Beker match with FC Groningen.
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FC Groningen won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 0-1 Eredivisie losing effort in their last game against PSV Eindhoven.
In that game, FC Groningen managed 47% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 0 on target. On the other side, PSV Eindhoven had 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Mario Götze (10') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
It’s not been often in recent games that FC Groningen have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that FC Groningen have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals during that time.
In the game prior to this, NEC drew 0-0 in the Eredivisie tie with Heracles Almelo.
In that match, NEC had 48% possession and 13 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Heracles Almelo had 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Rogier Meijer's NEC have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 7 times throughout their previous six matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same matches equals 5.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 22/12/2013 shows us that FC Groningen have won 2 of them & NEC 1, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A sum of 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 for Trots van het Noorden and 7 for NEC. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Eredivisie match day 11 on 31/10/2021 and the score finished NEC 3-0 FC Groningen.
In that match, NEC had 54% possession and 18 shots on goal with 9 on target. Goals were scored by Ali Akman (45'), Elayis Tavşan (55') and Jonathan Okita (92').
On the other side, FC Groningen had 11 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Ingmar Oostrom.
Team News: FC Groningen
Radinio Balker (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Daleho Irandust (Unknown Injury) and Mo El Hankouri (Unknown Injury) aren’t available for FC Groningen boss Danny Buijs.
Team News: NEC
NEC manager Rogier Meijer has to currently contend with reduced team options. Joep van der Sluijs (Unknown Injury), Mathias De Wolf (Unknown Injury), Rens van Eijden (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jonathan Okita (Unknown Injury), Édgar Barreto (Calf Injury) and Pedro Ruiz (Knee Surgery) miss out here.
In our view, NEC are likely to score a goal against this FC Groningen lineup, but it isn’t expected to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for FC Groningen at the end of the 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Euroborg (22,525)
Captain: Mohamed El Hankouri
Chairman: Erik Mulder
Manager: Danny Buijs
Competitions: Eredivisie position 12, KNVB Beker (Round of 16)
⭐ Key Player: Cyril Ngonge
Typically playing in the Striker position, Cyril Ngonge was born in Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for Club Brugge in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has managed 7 league goals in this Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 17 appearances.