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Willem II come up against away team FC Groningen at Koning Willem II Stadion in the Eredivisie meeting on Saturday.
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Willem II will play in this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Eredivisie drawn game against NEC.
In that match, Willem II managed 25% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, NEC got 22 shots on goal with 8 of them on target.
Fred Grim's Willem II have celebrated scoring 10 times over their last 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in that same time stands at 6.
Coming into this clash, Willem II have left without a victory over FC Groningen in their last 2 matches in the league.
In their last game, FC Groningen drew 1-1 in the Eredivisie tie with SC Heerenveen.
In that match, FC Groningen managed 54% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Groningen was Cyril Ngonge (68'). On the other side, SC Heerenveen got 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. Tibor Halilović (19') scored for SC Heerenveen.
The numbers tell their own story, and FC Groningen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals overall. Defensively, FC Groningen could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 17/08/2018 shows us that Willem II have won 2 of them and FC Groningen 4, with the number of draws being 0.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Tricolores and 9 netted by Trots van het Noorden. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 16 on 14/01/2021 and the score finished Willem II 2-3 FC Groningen.
The match was refereed by Marc Nagtegaal.
Team News: Willem II
Ringo Meerveld (Ankle Injury), Miquel Nelom (Fitness), Wesley Spieringhs (Meniscal Injury), Timon Wellenreuther (Unknown Injury) and Robbin Ruiter (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Willem II gaffer Fred Grim. Jorn Brondeel cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: FC Groningen
FC Groningen manager Danny Buijs has to currently contend with reduced team options. Jörgen Strand Larsen (Ill), Radinio Balker (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Wessel Dammers (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here. Mike te Wierik cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re inclined to think that FC Groningen and Willem II could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. That is why we are leaning toward a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Koning Willem II Stadion (14,700)
Captain: Pol Llonch
Chairman: Jan van der Laak
Manager: Fred Grim
Competitions: Eredivisie position 5