Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 22/04/2023

FC Groningen
22/04/23 - 19:00

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Netherlands Eredivisie - Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium

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

Top Predictions and Best Odds for Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen

It is hard to find something positive when it comes to Groningen whose players have, it seems, come to terms that their season is as good as over.

Draw

Even though the bookies offer a little advantage toward the guest team, for this Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen prediction it is all about perspective. Groningen has lost six straight league matches and for the season, when it comes to drawing games, they have five of them. With NEC it's all about surviving in away games. They lead the league with 14 total draw matches and it is unlikely that anyone will equal that record. Two out of the last five times these teams met, they split the points.

Over 2.5 Goals

The h2h record for Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen is of relevance here, four out of their past five encounters ended with more than three goals in the back of the net, and that is the key ingredient for this prediction. Because, there is a counterargument, especially when it comes to NEC who has the best ‘under' record in the league with 18 of those games played. However, there is a change of perspective because out of the last five league outings, four of them went over the two-and-a-half goal mark. Groningen had three matches in a row with more than two goals scored.

Statistics and Current Market Odds for Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen prediction

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

Head to Head

25/04/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

NEC

NEC

0

1

26/08/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

1

12/03/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

NEC

NEC

4

3

19/01/22

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

NEC

NEC

1

2

31/10/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

0

Last Five - FC Groningen

23/02/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Helmond Sport

Helmond Sport

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

0

D

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

Last Five - NEC

24/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

NEC

NEC

0

2

W

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

NEC

NEC

2

2

D

09/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

NEC

NEC

2

0

L

06/02/24

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

ADO Den Haag

ADO Den Haag

NEC

NEC

0

3

W

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

NEC

NEC

1

3

W

This is how the bookmakers value the odds:

Groningen odds: 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

NEC Nijmegen odds: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%

Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen odds are set for the visiting team as the expected winner, but only with a small probability percentage bigger than their opponents. Groningen's tough league position has made them an outsider in virtually every match they play, so it is not a surprise to see them in this position once again. If you are undecided about how you want to proceed concerning the picks you can choose, check out our football betting tips today page for some inspiration. Here are some of your choices: Goal Range 2-3 is valued at 1/1 (2.00) – 50% and NEC Nijmegen Winning Margin of +1 will get you odds of 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%.

Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen Lineups, Preview, and Team News

Groningen

The season is as good as over for Groningen who will be relegated unless a miracle can occur in the last five games of the season. There are 15 points in play while Groningen is trailing Emmen by eight points. The aforementioned team is placed in a position that would allow them to play a relegation playoff against a team from the second division. Groningen's form offers little hope that something like that can happen. Liam Van Gelderen, Jetro Willems, Thijmen Blokzijl, and Paulos Abraham are injured.

Provisional lineup: Verrips, Dankerlui, Chalus, Balker, Musampa Nordin, Hove, Suslov, Irandust, Antman, Dybvik Maatta, Pepi.

NEC Nijmegen

The visiting team can take advantage of the bad position that Groningen is in the middle of, as NEC has its aspirations to fight for a top-eight finish which would open a doorway toward European competition for next season. NEC's away form is their reason for optimism ahead of this weekend's match. Oussama Tannane, Calvin Verdonk, Robin Roefs, and Mathias De Wolf are unlikely to play.

Provisional lineup: Cillessen, El Karouani, Kramer, Marquez Alvarez, van Rooij, Proper, Schone, Cissoko, Mattsson, Tavsan, Dimata.

Starting lineups

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

FC Groningen

FC Groningen
4-4-2
1
Peter Leeuwenburgh
nl
12
Radinio Balker
nl
37
Matej Chalus
cz
29
Mads Bech Sorensen
dk
15
Jetro Willems
nl
10
Daleho Irandust
se
8
Johan Hove
no
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
18
Isak Dybvik Maatta
no
21
Oliver Antman
fi
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
Substitutes
23
Florian Kruger
de
24
Nordin Musampa
nl
25
Jan De Boer
nl
6
Laros Duarte
nl
28
Elvis Manu
nl
55
Thom Van Bergen
nl
44
Jasper Meijster
nl
4
Joey Pelupessy
nl
40
Luciano Valente
nl
2
Damil Dankerlui
nl
34
Ragnar Oratmangoen
nl

NEC

NEC
4-2-3-1
22
Jasper Cillessen
nl
28
Bart Van Rooij
nl
4
Ivan Marquez
es
3
Philippe Sandler
nl
16
Souffian El Karouani
ma
20
Lasse Schone
dk
71
Dirk Wanner Proper
nl
7
Elayis Tavsan
nl
11
Magnus Mattsson
dk
19
Nany Dimata
be
Substitutes
8
Andri Fannar Baldursson
is
1
Mattijs Branderhorst
nl
21
Ibrahim Cissoko
nl
31
Rijk Janse
nl
2
Ilias Bronkhorst
nl
77
Anthony Musaba
nl
9
Pedro Marques
pt
5
Joris Kramer
nl

Player to Watch: Elayis Tavsan

The young right-wing player is the future of NEC Nijmegen team provided he remains in the club long enough. He is one of his team's best performers scoring three goals this season and assisting on four occasions. He played in almost 90 percent of all available minutes this season.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Facts and Notes about Groningen vs NEC Nijmegen prediction

  • When is the kick-off? – 19:00 BST, 20:00 CET
  • Who is the favorite according to the bookmakers? – NEC is the favorite by a slight margin
  • Where is the game venue? – The Euroborg Stadion in Groningen will host the match

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