Groningen vs Heerenveen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 19/03/2023

FC Groningen
19/03/23 - 11:15

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Heerenveen

FC Groningen - Heerenveen

Netherlands Eredivisie - Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium

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

Groningen vs Heerenveen Top Predictions and Best Odds

Groningen is in a win-now mode and there is no room for more negative results as their fight to stave off relegation is coming down to the wire.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Groningen didn't have many BTTS matches in the last few rounds, in a matter of fact, they only had one in the last five matches. However, some of those games were against the best teams in the league like PSV, Feyenoord, and AZ Alkmaar. Heerenveen will be much more suited for the way they play. The visiting team once upon a time this season had the best defense in the league, those days are done and dusted. They had five straight matches with both teams scoring a goal. When we look at the h2h record for this Groningen vs Heerenveen prediction, four out of the last five meetings between these teams ended with both teams scoring at least a goal.

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Over 2.5 Goals

Heerenveen's defense is all over the place at this point, a huge difference when we compare their performances during the first part of the season. They had five straight matches with over 2.5 goals and ahead of the Groningen vs Heerenveen match, they are destined to repeat that kind of game once again, especially with the stakes being so high for the home team. For the season Heerenveen had 14 matches of more than two goals in the back of the net, and when it comes to Groningen they have the same stat line looking at the overall picture. In their past five matches, however, Groningen only had two of those games. Three out of their last five h2h matches ended with over 2.5 goals.

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Stats and Market Odds for Groningen vs Heerenveen prediction

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

Head to Head

22/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

1

10/04/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

1

12/09/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

1

1

23/07/21

Europe Friendlies Europe

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

1

11/04/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

0

2

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

Last Five - Heerenveen

17/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

0

L

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

3

W

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

3

3

D

28/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

2

D

19/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

3

0

L

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

Groningen odds: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%

Draw odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

Heerenveen odds: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7%

The bookies have given the nod to the visiting team regarding Groningen vs Heerenveen odds, but the margin is not too large for Groningen not to have a chance of winning this crunch match. You can check our latest football betting tips for plenty of suggestions on what to choose from all kinds of possible outcomes, and here are some of the scenarios that are being offered around the markets: Over 1.5 Goals First Half will get you odds of 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3% while looking at the goal scoring option for the match, Goal Range of 2-3 is priced at 1/1 (2.00) – 50%.

Groningen vs Heerenveen Lineups, Team News, and Preview

Groningen

Losing two games in a row once again proved that Groningen is just not up to the task of surviving the Eredivisie season, and as they drop points the distance to the safety zone within the rankings is getting wider. Groningen is only at four wins for the season, and there are still nine rounds of matches to go, it seems as of now that they are, next to Cambuur, prime candidates to be relegated. Daleho Irandust, Paulos Abraham, and Oliver Antman are injured while Mads Bech Sorensen and Nordin Musampa are doubtful to play.

Probable lineup: Verrips, Van Gelderen, Blokzijl, Balker, Willems, Suslov, Duarte, Hove, van Bergen, Pepi, Manu.

Heerenveen

There was a time this season when Heerenveen looked like they would be moving to some of Europe's competitions next season, but that impression only lasted for the first few months of the season. The reality check just hit, and the visiting side has been in a rut for virtually the entire second part of the season. Daniel Karlsbakk and Sven van Beek are missing the game, but Andries Noppert and Timo Zaal might be fit in time for Sunday's match.

Probable lineup: Mous, Kohlert, Bochniewicz, Bruma, van Ewijk, Tahiri, Al Hajj, Olsson, Sahraoui, van Amersfoort, Nunnely.

Starting lineups

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

FC Groningen

FC Groningen
4-3-3
20
Michael Verrips
nl
12
Radinio Balker
nl
42
Thijmen Blokzijl
nl
29
Mads Bech Sorensen
dk
15
Jetro Willems
nl
6
Laros Duarte
nl
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
8
Johan Hove
no
28
Elvis Manu
nl
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
18
Isak Dybvik Maatta
no
Substitutes
19
Liam Van Gelderen
nl
55
Thom Van Bergen
nl
34
Ragnar Oratmangoen
nl
40
Luciano Valente
nl
25
Jan De Boer
nl
31
Aimar Sher
se
21
Oliver Antman
fi
1
Peter Leeuwenburgh
nl
2
Damil Dankerlui
nl
4
Joey Pelupessy
nl
37
Matej Chalus
cz

Heerenveen

Heerenveen
4-3-3
1
Xavier Mous
nl
27
Milan Van Ewijk
nl
6
Syb Van Ottele
nl
5
Pawel Bochniewicz
pl
7
Mats Kohlert
de
33
Thom Haye
nl
11
Pelle van Amersfoort
nl
26
Anas Tahiri
be
24
Che Nunnely
nl
17
Sydney Van Hooijdonk
nl
20
Osame Sahraoui
no
Substitutes
9
Daniel Seland Karlsbakk
no
10
Tibor Halilovic
hr
3
Joost Van Aken
nl
22
Rami Hajal
se
15
Ali Hussein
se
13
Rami Kaib
tn
29
Antoine Colassin
be
8
Alex Timossi Andersson
se
23
Jan Bekkema
nl
19
Simon Olsson
se
35
Jesper van der Mark
nl

Player to Watch: Michiel Kramer

The veteran center-forward for RKC Waalwijk has been having the time of his life in the Eredivisie this season scoring seven goals which is the highest mark on his team, and he added a couple of assists as well in 18 appearances.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Q&A about Groningen vs Heerenveen prediction

  • Where is the match taking place? – Euroborg Stadium, Groningen.  The hosting stadium has a seating capacity of 22, 525.
  • When is the kick-off? – The match will start at 11:15 BST, 12:15 CET
  • Who is the favorite according to the bookmakers? – Heerenveen is the favorite by the slightest of margins
  • Who will be the referee in charge of this game? Serdar Gozubuyuk will be the match referee when FC Groningen takes on Heerenveen on Sunday, 19th March 2023. The match referee averages 3.2 yellow cards in 234 Eredivisie matches. He has so awarded 42 penalities and issued 41 red cards in the division.
  • Who is the Groningen head coach? The hosting coach is Dennis van der Ree. The Dutch tactician averages 0.42 points in 12 games as FC Groningen's head coach following 1 win, 2 draws and 9 defeats since taking over in January this year.
  • Who is the current Herevenee head coach? Kees Van Wonderen is the Heerenveen head coach. Since he was hired in the summer of 2022, the visiting coach averages 1.38 points after 29 matches in charge of 11 wins, 7 draws and 11 defeats.

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