Excelsior vs Groningen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

Excelsior vs Groningen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023
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Excelsior vs Groningen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

Excelsior - FC Groningen

Netherlands Eredivisie - Van Donge & De Roo Stadion

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Excelsior vs Groningen Odds and Predictions

Another battle of relegation-threatened teams is in the offing, Excelsior will host Groningen.

Over 2.5 Goals

If anything is in common between these two teams, it's their poor defense. Excelsior has the second-worst defense in the league with 37 conceded goals, while Groningen is at 29, slightly better but not all that encouraging. Looking at their h2h record, three out of their last five games ended with more than two goals scored.

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Excelsior to Win

The home team has the second most losses this season with nine, but they do have four wins and only one in the last five matches they played. That single win was against AZ Alkmaar. As a matter of a fact, three out of their four victories were earned while playing in front of their fans. Groningen, on the other hand, has only one away win with five points in total to their credit.

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Market Odds and Stats for the match Excelsior versus Groningen

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

15/12/21

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Excelsior

FC Groningen

2

4

06/04/19

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

Excelsior

1

0

02/11/18

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

FC Groningen

2

4

29/04/18

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

Excelsior

4

0

17/12/17

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

FC Groningen

2

0

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04/02/23

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RKC

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Excelsior

0

0

D

29/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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Ajax

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Excelsior

4

1

L

25/01/23

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FC Utrecht

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Excelsior

1

0

L

20/01/23

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FC Volendam

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Excelsior

0

2

W

14/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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Sparta Rotterdam

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Excelsior

1

0

L

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05/02/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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FC Twente

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FC Groningen

1

1

D

29/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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FC Volendam

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FC Groningen

3

2

L

22/01/23

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Heerenveen

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FC Groningen

3

1

L

15/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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Feyenoord

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FC Groningen

3

0

L

12/01/23

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

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Spakenburg

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FC Groningen

3

2

L

We are taking a look at the latest odds for the match in question:

Excelsior odds: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

Groningen odds: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%

Some bettors will be surprised that Groningen is considered the favorite, but this is not a foregone conclusion. There are also different options available from a betting perspective: Ricardo Pepi Scoring a Goal is priced at 51/20 (2.55) – 28.2%, and you can take a chance with a Groningen Win with BTTS which gives you the odds at 39/10 (3.90) – 20.4%.

Team News, Preview, and Provisional Lineups

Excelsior

The home team has one of the most lopsided stats you can see. They have the third most defeats in the league, only one draw game, and the third worst defense in the Eredivisie, but still, with four wins on their record, they are outside the relegation zone. Of course, that doesn't mean it will stay like that. Their win against AZ Alkmaar was surprising, one can assume that the favorites underestimated their opponent, but Excelsior players took advantage and won the game. Currently, they are in the middle of a three-match losing streak, and a game against fellow strugglers Groningen will come at the right time. Excelsior played a total of five friendly matches during the break period winning only once. Looking at their injury list, there is only one name on it, Yassine Ayoub.

Provisional lineup: van Gassel, Horemans, el Yaakoubi, Seymor, Tjoe a On, Baas, Eijgenraam, Azarkan, Goudmijn, van Duinen, Driouech.

Groningen

It seems that those Eredivisie teams that struggle this season all took the same script when approaching the two-month break period in the season. Groningen also played five friendly matches winning two of them. Groningen's away form has been one of their most frustrating problems this season, they only have one win on the record with a goal difference of 5-14. Scoring goals has been an issue all season, it seems there is no balance between the attacking play and the defense line. Coach Alfons Arts can't find a midfielder capable of creating opportunities for his attackers consistently. Ricardo Pepi has been Groningen's best player, and there is no one else that can come close to his level of productivity. Paulos Abraham, Nordin Musampa, and Michael Verrips are injury concerns, but at least one of them could feature in some form against Excelsior.

Provisional lineup: Leeuwenburgh, Dybvik Maatta, Balker, te Wierik, Kasanwirjo, Valente, Duarte, Oratmangoen, Kruger, Irandust, Pepi.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Excelsior

4-2-3-1
1
Stijn Van Gassel
nl
2
Siebe Horemans
be
4
Redouan El Yaakoubi
nl
5
Adrian Fein
de
28
Nathan Tjoe-a-On
nl
33
Julian Baas
nl
16
Sven Nieuwpoort
nl
10
Marouan Azarkan
nl
8
Kenzo Goudmijn
nl
29
Mike Van Duinen
nl
14
Couhaib Driouech
nl
Substitutes
6
Joshua Eijgenraam
nl
38
Pascal Kuiper
nl
7
Nikolas Agrafiotis
nl
24
Nathan Markelo
nl
19
Raphael Eyongo
nl
34
Serano Seymor
nl
9
Reda Kharchouch
nl
17
Maxime Awoudja
de
22
Lazaros Lamprou
gr
18
Norbert Alblas
nl
35
Bob Roodenburg
nl

FC Groningen

4-3-3
20
Michael Verrips
nl
19
Liam Van Gelderen
nl
42
Thijmen Blokzijl
nl
12
Radinio Balker
nl
18
Isak Dybvik Maatta
no
21
Neraysho Kasanwirjo
nl
40
Luciano Valente
nl
34
Ragnar Oratmangoen
nl
55
Thom Van Bergen
nl
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
Substitutes
39
Jorg Schreuders
nl
15
Yahya Kalley
se
1
Peter Leeuwenburgh
nl
22
Ramon Pascal Lundqvist
se
25
Jan De Boer
nl
4
Joey Pelupessy
nl
23
Florian Kruger
de
2
Damil Dankerlui
nl
48
Maxim Mariani
nl

Player to Watch: Ricardo Pepi

The American center-forward was bought last summer for a symbolic fee from German club Augsburg and has been Groningen's best player with six goals and two assists. He is 19 years old and has featured in only nine league games this season which makes his stat line even more impressive. Pepi will get enough chances to score again versus one of the worst defenses in the league.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Eredivisie 22/23
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1

Feyenoord

20 12 7 1 27 43
2

AZ

20 12 5 3 16 41
3

Ajax

20 11 7 2 35 40
4

PSV

20 12 3 5 24 39
5

FC Twente

20 10 7 3 19 37
6

Sparta Rotterdam

20 9 7 4 13 34
7

FC Utrecht

20 9 6 5 2 33
8

Heerenveen

20 7 6 7 -2 27
9

RKC

20 6 8 6 0 26
10

NEC

20 4 11 5 2 23
11

Fortuna Sittard

20 6 5 9 -8 23
12

Go Ahead Eagles

20 5 7 8 -7 22
13

Vitesse

20 4 8 8 -12 20
14

Excelsior

20 6 2 12 -23 20
15

FC Volendam

20 4 5 11 -23 17
16

FC Emmen

20 3 7 10 -19 16
17

FC Groningen

20 3 4 13 -20 13
18

Cambuur Leeuwarden

20 3 3 14 -24 12

Facts about Excelsior vs Groningen

Excelsior vs Groningen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

  • When is the game scheduled? – Sunday, January 8th at 15:45 BST, 16:45 CET
  • Who will referee the match? – Erwin Blank
  • What was the score the last time they met? – Groningen won 4-2 in the Dutch Cup