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The Eredivisie match at Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion on Sunday will see home side FC Groningen fighting it out with opponents PSV Eindhoven.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the FC Groningen v PSV Eindhoven match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
FC Groningen won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 0-1 Eredivisie losing effort in their last game against PSV Eindhoven.
Denzel Dumfries (16') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
FC Groningen have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opponents over the course of their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, Trots van het Noorden have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 7. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
PSV Eindhoven come into this meeting after a 0-1 Eredivisie win in the defeat of FC Groningen in their last game.
The only name on the scoresheet from PSV Eindhoven was Denzel Dumfries (16').
A series of effective performances by the PSV Eindhoven defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 10.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs stretching back to 13/12/2017 shows that these encounters have been disappointments for FC Groningen. They have not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever whereas PSV Eindhoven have been superior, getting wins in 67 per cent of those matches played.
In all, 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 of them from Trots van het Noorden and 11 coming from Rood-witten. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Eredivisie match day 26 on 08/03/2020 when it finished FC Groningen 0-1 PSV Eindhoven.
The referee was Serdar Gözübüyük.
Team News: FC Groningen
Patrick Joosten (Ankle Injury) and Gabriel Gudmundsson (Ankle Injury) won’t be able to feature for Groningen boss Danny Buijs.
It looks as if Trots van het Noorden look set to use the 4-2-3-1 formation and select Sergio Padt, Sam Schreck, Wessel Dammers, Görkem Can, Damil Dankerlui, Ahmed El Messaoudi, Daniël van Kaam, Ramon Pascal Lundqvist, Nicklas Strunck Jakobsen, Mo El Hankouri and Romano Postema.
Team News: PSV Eindhoven
Owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from, PSV Eindhoven boss Roger Schmidt doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
From our viewpoint, Rood-witten seem likely to play in a 4-3-3 system, going with Lars Unnerstall, Denzel Dumfries, Philipp Max, Nick Viergever, Olivier Boscagli, Jorrit Hendrix, Ryan Thomas, Pablo Rosario, Noni Madueke, Sam Lammers and Cody Gakpo.
Our thinking is that FC Groningen will have to work hard as a team to get anything against this PSV Eindhoven side who we reckon should be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore predicting a good tussle with a 0-1 win for PSV Eindhoven at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion (22,550)
Captain: Arjen Robben
Chairman: Bert Middel
Manager: Danny Buijs