* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Groningen vs PSV Betting Picks and Odds
Groningen has been misfiring in their last four matches, and against PSV they will have a hard time breaking the ranks.
PSV to Win
After demolishing Utrecht 6-1 last week, PSV is traveling to Groningen who is third from the bottom this season which is one of the worst starts to the season for the home team. Groningen is struggling in every area of football, and their placement is putting them in real jeopardy of being demoted. PSV has only one ‘hiccup' this season, losing to Cambuur 3-0, but with Groningen's form going downhill fast, PSV will be looking for a quick win to move on toward the top of the league.
Over 2.5 Goals
PSV is the best team in the league when it comes to covering ‘overs'. They did it eight times in ten games this season, and Groningen is at the 6-4 mark. Groningen is leaking goals wherever they play, they have one of the worst defenses in the league with ten conceded goals this season at home alone. PSV, on the other hand, is demolishing nets across Eredivisie with 35 goals this season, the highest stat in the league.
Preview and information about Groningen vs PSV
- Groningen is on a four match losing streak
- PSV won eight straight games against Groningen
- Groningen's last six results LWLLLL
- PSV's last six results WWWLWW
PSV looking to secure the top spot
Groningen has been struggling in defense, but their forward line isn't much better. Their best scorer is Ricardo Pepi who was loaned this summer from Bundesliga side Augsburg. He was the German team's record signing, and he is only 19 years old scoring four goals this season. But, he is the only positive news up front for Frank Wormuth's side. The German coach can't find the right formation, and things are getting worse by the round. They lost four matches in a row, with the fifth one a likely scenario against the mighty PSV. Groningen did have a period of play where they were matched in a positive way against opponents, but in the last three games, they have allowed ten goals with some heavy and disappointing defeats on cards, the one against RKC Waalwijk with the score 3-2 is worth mentioning.
Groningen predicted 11: Leeuwenburgh, Dankerlui, te Wierik, Kasanwirjo, Dybvik Maatta, Pelupessy, Duarte, Suslov, Kruger, Ngonge, Pepi.
PSV had some impressive goal-scoring games this season, getting seven past Volendam, ten in two games against Zurich in the Europa League, four versus Feyenoord, and last week destroying Utrecht by scoring six times. It is one of the best starts for the team in recent memory when it comes to efficiency part, and even though there are some injury concerns, the team coached by legendary striker Ruud van Nistelrooy is looking to break some more scoring records at Groningen. Cody Gakpo has become a marquee striker for van Nistelrooy as the league's top scorer with nine goals, and assists leader with seven.
PSV's predicted 11: Benitez, Max, Obispo, Ramalho, Mwene, Gutierrez, Sangare, Gakpo, Veerman, Simons, Til.
Groningen: Nordin Musampa, Michael Verrips, and Liam Van Gelderen are missing through injury.
PSV: Marco van Ginkel and Olivier Boscagli are a doubt, while Yorbe Vertessen, Ismael Saibari, and Noni Madueke are injured.
Groningen vs PSV FAQ
- When is the kick-off? – 13:30 BST, 14:30 CET
- Who is the favorite according to bookmakers? – PSV is the overwhelming favorite
- What was the score the last time they met? – Groningen 0-1 PSV – Kras Stadion, Volendam