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The Eredivisie match at Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion on Saturday sees home side FC Groningen play against Vitesse.
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FC Groningen will be wanting a better result here after a 2-0 Eredivisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Feyenoord.
Lutsharel Geertruida (50') and Steven Berghuis (84') scored for Feyenoord.
In their past six games, Danny Buijs's FC Groningen have celebrated scoring a total of 7 times giving them an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Leading up to this clash, FC Groningen:
- have not been beaten in the league by Vitesse in their previous 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Vitesse will go into this clash after a 3-1 Eredivisie win with the defeat of FC Emmen in their previous match.
For Vitesse, the scorers were Oussama Tannane (9', 26') and Loïs Openda (44'). Michael de Leeuw (58') scored for FC Emmen.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving Vitesse, three or more goals have been hit. The average goals scored per match during that time is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Vitesse being 2.33. That sort of pattern might not follow through here, though.
Pre-game facts show that Vitesse:
- have left without a victory over FC Groningen in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 12/08/2018 shows that FC Groningen have won 4 of these games & Vitesse 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for Trots van het Noorden and 11 coming from Vitas. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league game between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 22 on 08/02/2020 when the final score was FC Groningen 1-0 Vitesse.
The match was refereed by Martin van den Kerkhof.
Team News: FC Groningen
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the FC Groningen manager Danny Buijs to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Arjen Robben (Fitness) is out of contention. Damil Dankerlui will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Vitesse
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Vitesse boss Thomas Letsch to contend with. Matus Bero (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the view that Vitesse and FC Groningen may both find scoring difficult here.
A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. Therefore, we predict a close game with a 0-0 scoreline at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion (22,550)
Captain: Arjen Robben
Chairman: Bert Middel
Manager: Danny Buijs
Competitions: Eredivisie position 7, KNVB Beker (First round)
⭐ Star Player: Jorgen Larsen
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Jorgen Larsen was born in Halden, Norway. Having made his senior debut playing for Sarpsborg 08 in the 2017 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season to date in 7 appearances.