Groningen vs Sparta Rotterdam Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 28/05/2023

FC Groningen
28/05/23 - 13:30

Finished

0

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5

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Groningen - Sparta Rotterdam

Netherlands Eredivisie - Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium

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

Best Odds and Top Predictions for Groningen vs Sparta Rotterdam

One of the worst seasons in the history of Groningen's football team is coming to an end with the club being relegated after 23 years in the Eredivisie.

Sparta Rotterdam to Win

It has been one of the ugliest seasons in history for Groningen whose tenure in Eredivisie has ended with relegation after playing 23 years in the top division. The losses keep piling up for the home team and last week they suffered another humiliating defeat at Vitesse by allowing six goals in the back of the net. For this Groningen vs Sparta Rotterdam prediction, it is hard not to take the visiting team who have secured one of the best seasons in recent years by qualifying for Europe placement playoffs. Sparta won their first h2h match this season with a 2-1 score.

Over 2.5 Goals

Considering that the team is falling apart with everything that has been going on in recent months, it is a good option to try and look out for the total number of goals in this matchup. Checking their recent form, Groningen has played three over 2.5 goal matches out of their last five encounters while Sparta's record is at four from the same number of games. If you are still undecided about this pick, what should take you over the line is Groningen vs Sparta Rotterdam h2h stat line. In the last ten matches they faced each other, eight of them covered the bet in question.

Statistics and Latest Market Odds for Groningen vs Sparta Rotterdam prediction

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

Head to Head

17/09/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

2

1

07/05/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

2

17/10/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

1

02/05/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

2

19/12/20

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

2

3

Last Five - FC Groningen

10/05/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Roda JC

Roda JC

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

2

W

03/05/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Telstar

Telstar

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

1

D

26/04/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Willem II

Willem II

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

1

D

20/04/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Cambuur Leeuwarden

Cambuur Leeuwarden

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

3

W

14/04/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

VVV

VVV

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

1

W

Last Five - Sparta Rotterdam

23/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

3

1

L

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

2

W

12/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

0

1

W

05/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

4

2

L

28/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

0

1

W

The bookmakers have made their choice regarding the Groningen vs Sparta Rotterdam odds:

Groningen odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

Sparta Rotterdam odds: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%

Sparta is the expected winner in this matchup, but it seems that the bookies don't have too much confidence about the visiting team as the probability of their win is far below the 50 percent mark. Bettors will think twice about their choice regarding this bet as there is a plethora of options available from all kinds of betting markets. You can check what is offered on our football betting tips page, and here are some suggestions about this particular pick: Over 1.5 First-Half Goals is priced at 6/4 (2.50) – 40%, and looking for an early goal inside the opening 15 minutes will give you odds up to 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%.

Team Information, Preview, and Groningen vs Sparta Rotterdam Lineups

Groningen

The fans are requesting that the whole board of directors leave the club, they have recently interrupted a league match against Ajax. The team will look a lot different next season, it is going to be an interesting summer for the club which might choose to sell some of its senior players and give more chances to its youth program. Jetro Willems, Michael Verrips, Liam Van Gelderen, and Paulos Abraham are doubtful to play while Peter Leeuwenburgh is suspended.

Potential lineup: de Boer, Schreuders, Balker, Bech Sorensen, Musampa Nordin, Suslov, Duarte, Antman, Hove, Dybvik Maatta, Pepi.

Sparta Rotterdam

It has been a good season for the Rotterdam team who will finish inside the top six of the Eredivisie rankings which puts them in a position to play for European placement next season. The year will continue for the guest side who can make this season even more impressive with another win. Sparta doesn't have injury issues at this time.

Potential lineup: Olij, Pinto, Auassar, Vriends, Sambo, Kitolano, de Guzman, Namli, Saito, Lauritsen, van Crooij.

Player to Watch: Vito van Crooij

The 27-year-old player has been the star for Sparta this season making a case for one of the players of the season. Van Crooij scored 11 league goals which are tied for the best mark on the team while also contributing eleven assists. With Sparta having a great season, van Crooij will surely receive some offers this summer.

Starting lineups

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

FC Groningen

FC Groningen
4-2-3-1
25
Jan De Boer
nl
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
21
Oliver Antman
fi
8
Johan Hove
no
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
Substitutes
37
Matej Chalus
cz

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam
4-3-3
1
Nick Olij
nl
2
Shurandy Sambo
nl
3
Bart Vriends
nl
4
Mike Eerdhuijzen
nl
15
Mica Pinto
lu
8
Younes Namli
dk
6
Jonathan De Guzman
nl
12
Dirk Abels
nl
11
Vito Van Crooij
nl
9
Tobias Lauritsen
no
10
Arno Verschueren
be
Substitutes
5
Aaron Meijers
nl
21
Patrick Brouwer
nl
14
Adil Auassar
nl
19
Mohammed Tahiri
nl
30
Tim Coremans
nl
13
Rick Meissen
nl
14
Jeremy Van Mullem
nl
22
Elias Hoff Melkersen
no
30
Delano Van Crooij
nl
8
Joshua Kitolano
no
11
Koki Saito
jp
16
Pedro Aleman Serna
es

Key and Notes about Groningen vs Sparta Rotterdam

  • When is the kick-off? – 13:30 BST, 14:30 CET
  • Where is the match venue? – Euroborg, Groningen
  • Who is the favorite according to bookmakers? – Sparta is the favorite by a rather small margin

 


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