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FC Groningen take on visitors SC Heerenveen at Euroborg in this Eredivisie match on Sunday.
View all of the FC Groningen v SC Heerenveen predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Groningen will be hoping to bounce back here following the 5-2 Eredivisie defeat last time out to PSV Eindhoven.
In that game, FC Groningen had 39% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. For FC Groningen, goals were scored by Cyril Ngonge (15', 18') and Mohamed El Hankouri (27' Own goal). PSV Eindhoven got 16 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Cody Gakpo (7'), André Ramalho (45'), Eran Zahavi (55') and Bruma (97') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
FC Groningen have really struggled up front of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opponents during the course of their last 6 matches. In those games, FC Groningen have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 8.
Analysis of their past results shows that FC Groningen:
- have not emerged victorious against SC Heerenveen in their previous 4 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 5 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
After a loss in their previous game against AZ in Eredivisie competition, SC Heerenveen will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, SC Heerenveen had 48% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for SC Heerenveen was Henk Veerman (11'). On the other side, AZ got 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Vangelis Pavlidis (14'), Aslak Fonn Witry (50') and Dani de Wit (88') scored for AZ.
Johnny Jansen's SC Heerenveen have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 7 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 10.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 08/04/2018, there has been little between the sides with FC Groningen winning 1 of those games, SC Heerenveen 1 and 4 being draws in normal time.
A sum of 12 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for Trots van het Noorden and 6 created by De Superfriezen. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league contest between the two was Eredivisie match day 29 on 11/04/2021 when it finished FC Groningen 0-2 SC Heerenveen.
On that occasion, FC Groningen had 51% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 on target.
On the other side, SC Heerenveen had 15 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Henk Veerman (71') and Tibor Halilović (86') scored.
The referee was Dennis Higler.
Team News: FC Groningen
Radinio Balker (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Paulos Abraham (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for FC Groningen boss Danny Buijs.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
SC Heerenveen boss Johnny Jansen has a number of players out of action. Rami Kaib (Fractured Jaw), Rami Hajal (Unknown Injury) and Pawel Bochniewicz (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
Our thinking is that SC Heerenveen may not find it easy to find the net against this FC Groningen lineup who we reckon will gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore tipping a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for FC Groningen when all is said and done.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Euroborg (22,525)
Chairman: Erik Mulder
Manager: Danny Buijs
Competitions: Eredivisie position 10
⭐ Key Man: Cyril Ngonge
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Cyril Ngonge was born in Belgium. After having played his first senior match for Club Brugge in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 3 appearances.