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The Eerste Divisie game at GS Staalwerken Stadion on Friday will see home team Helmond Sport taking on opponents FC Groningen.
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Helmond Sport will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-1 Eerste Divisie losing effort in their last game against De Graafschap.
In that match, Helmond Sport managed 43% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Helmond Sport was Álvaro Marín (90'). On the other side, De Graafschap had 20 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Başar Önal (44', 55') was the scorer for De Graafschap.
Helmond Sport haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have hit an aggregate of 7 during that period and have conceded a total of 10. Still, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will be sustained here in this match.
Going into this contest, Helmond Sport are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
FC Groningen come into this clash following on from a 4-0 Eerste Divisie win with the defeat of Jong PSV in their most recent game.
In that game, FC Groningen had 47% possession and 21 shots on goal with 9 on target. For FC Groningen, the goalscorers were Isak Määttä (11'), Kevin van Veen (22'), Paulos Abraham (32') and Radinio Balker (42'). At the other end, Jong PSV got 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
A succession of steadfast showings from the FC Groningen defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes in total. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 10.
Team News: Helmond Sport
The Helmond Sport boss Bob Peeters will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: FC Groningen
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, the FC Groningen boss Dick Lukkien does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
Our assessment here is that Helmond Sport will have their work cut out to break down this FC Groningen side who we reckon will score one, at least.
We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 0-1 winning margin for FC Groningen at the end of the match.
A close call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GS Staalwerken Stadion (4,200)
Chairman: Philippe van Esch
Manager: Bob Peeters
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 15
⭐ Star Player: Martijn Kaars
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Martijn Kaars was born in Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Volendam in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 3 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2023 - 2024 season to date in a total of 6 appearances.