RKC Waalwijk vs Groningen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 15/04/2023

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15/04/23 - 17:45

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RKC - FC Groningen

Netherlands Eredivisie - Mandemakers Stadion

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

RKC Waalwijk vs Groningen Top Predictions and Best Odds

RKC is fighting for a place in promotion playoffs toward some of Europe's competitions next season while Groningen will be desperate for a win in their bid to stave off relegation.

RKC Waalwijk to Win

It is hard to go any other way in this RKC Waalwijk vs Groningen prediction but to give the nod to the home team. Groningen has been horrible for most of the season and now they are on the verge of being relegated which few people expected at the start of the season. With only four wins the entire season from playing 28 matches, there is little doubt that this team is doomed. RKC, on the other hand, has something else to contemplate, their possible European adventure next season. For that to happen, they need to finish the season in the top eight of the standings. They are one place behind that line and will need to earn some more victories to get there. Waalwijk won the first match between these sides during the first part of the season.

Over 2.5 Goals

There out of the last five matches in this RKC Waalwijk vs Groningen tie ended with more than three goals in the back of the net including the last two. Groningen's defense is in peril conceding goals in virtually every match they play. With RKC's free-flowing style of play, there could be more trouble for the visiting team. Waalwijk is the fourth-best over 2.5 goals team in the league with 17 of those matches played, and three out of their past five while Groningen had 16 in total. The guest team has played two straight ‘over' games.

Stats and Market Odds for RKC Waalwijk vs Groningen prediction

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

Head to Head

07/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

RKC

RKC

2

3

01/05/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

1

07/11/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

RKC

RKC

1

1

20/03/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

1

12/12/20

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

RKC

RKC

2

0

Last Five - RKC

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

RKC

RKC

1

0

L

09/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

RKC

RKC

0

2

W

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

RKC

RKC

3

0

L

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

RKC

RKC

1

1

D

21/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

RKC

RKC

4

1

L

Last Five - FC Groningen

18/02/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

FC Eindhoven

FC Eindhoven

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

3

W

11/02/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Top Oss

Top Oss

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

3

W

08/02/24

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0 (3)

0 (4)

W

02/02/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

FC Dordrecht

FC Dordrecht

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

0

L

26/01/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

AZ Reserves

AZ Reserves

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

4

W

These are the odds set by the bookmakers for the match in question:

RKC Waalwijk odds: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%

Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%

Groningen odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

RKC Waalwijk is the expected winner after the bookmakers have made their RKC Waalwijk vs Groningen odds public, and the probability of the home team's win is at even 50 percent. There is good reasoning about these kinds of odds and it's about the hosts trying to secure European football next season while Groningen is very close to being relegated. There are plenty of options available for bettors, and you can choose some of them via our dedicated football betting tips page. Here are some of the suggestions: RKC Win coupled with BTTS is valued at 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7% while looking for Waalwijk to keep the Clean Sheet gets you odds up to 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%.

RKC Waalwijk vs Groningen Lineups, Team News, and Preview

RKC Waalwijk

Few fans expected that RKC could stun Feyenoord away from home, but now they are turning their focus on a more approachable target. The Waalwijk team is just outside the top eight placement trailing Heerenveen by only three points and with their desire to play in Europe next season, they are in a need of a win, and the perfect opponent is coming their way. There are no reported injuries within the team.

Potential lineup: Vaessen, Lelieveld, Gaari, Adewoye, Wouters, Oukili, Anita, Clement, Seuntjens, Kramer, Jozefzoon.

Groningen

All the excuses have perished for Groningen as their season is nearing a disaster. This team was never meant to play for higher goals, but not many people believed that they would be relegated. That fact is now ever closer to being true. They haven't won a match in five games with all five losses in that period and the club is now seven points away from having a decent chance of surviving with only six rounds of matches before the end of the season. Thijmen Blokzijl is out through injury while Paulos Abraham is doubtful to play.

Potential lineup: Verrips, Willems, Balker, Chalus, Van Gelderen, Suslov, Hove, Dybvik-Maatta, Irandust, Antman, Pepi.

Starting lineups

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

RKC

RKC
4-3-3
1
Etienne Vaessen
nl
2
Julian Lelieveld
nl
23
Jurien Gaari
cw
4
Shawn Adewoye
be
5
Thierry Lutonda
be
14
Pelle Clement
nl
6
Vurnon Anita
cw
33
Yassin Oukili
nl
20
Mats Seuntjens
nl
29
Michiel Kramer
nl
10
Florian Jozefzoon
nl
Substitutes
15
Lars Nieuwpoort
nl
35
Kevin Felida
cw
22
Said Bakari
km
37
Chris Lokesa
be
8
Patrick Vroegh
nl
26
Sebbe Augustijns
be
17
Roy Kuijpers
nl
21
Joel Pereira
pt
19
Zakaria Bakkali
be
7
Julen Lobete
es
9
Mika Biereth
dk
13
Mark Spenkelink
nl

FC Groningen

FC Groningen
4-2-3-1
20
Michael Verrips
nl
24
Nordin Musampa
nl
37
Matej Chalus
cz
12
Radinio Balker
nl
2
Damil Dankerlui
nl
8
Johan Hove
no
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
21
Oliver Antman
fi
10
Daleho Irandust
se
18
Isak Dybvik Maatta
no
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
Substitutes
40
Luciano Valente
it
1
Peter Leeuwenburgh
nl
55
Thom Van Bergen
nl
28
Joel Van Kaam
nl
4
Joey Pelupessy
nl
6
Laros Duarte
nl
29
Mads Bech Sorensen
dk
31
Aimar Sher
se
25
Jan De Boer
nl
23
Florian Kruger
de
34
Ragnar Oratmangoen
nl
39
Jorg Schreuders
nl

Player to Watch: Michiel Kramer

Arguably the most important player for RKC Waalwijk, the 34-year-old team captain missed the match against Feyenoord through suspension, but he will be back leading the charge in this pivotal match against a team that is getting closer to relegation. Kramer appeared in 20 league games this season scoring eight goals with a couple of assists on his record.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Q&A about RKC Waalwijk vs Groningen prediction

  • Where is the match taking place? – Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk
  • What time is the kick-off? – 17:45 BST, 18:45 CET
  • What was the score the last time they met? – Groningen 2-3 RKC Waalwijk
  • Who is the favorite according to the bookmakers? – RKC Waalwijk looks like the favorite

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