Groningen vs Twente Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/02/2023

FC Groningen
05/02/23 - 15:45

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FC Twente

FC Groningen - FC Twente

Netherlands Eredivisie - Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium

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

Top Predictions and Odds for Groningen vs Twente

The worst team in Eredivisie will be looking to stop their losing ways against one of the title contenders Twente who is carrying the best defense in the league.

Twente to Win

The visiting team is only six points away from the leaders Feyenoord who will play PSV on Sunday in the derby match of the round. This is the opportunity for Twente to make some ground in a fight to win the title. Predicting a Twente win is an obvious conclusion based on the ranking and the current form of both teams. Groningen has lost all five games after the winter break ended, and also was on the losing end in the Cup match against a lower division team Spakenburg. Twente is undefeated in the new year, but winning only twice while drawing on three occasions. However, it needs to be pointed out that those draws were against Ajax and Feyenoord, two of the best teams in the league while the third one was versus Vitesse. The Enschede outfit has won the last two matches against Groningen, and during the first part of the season had an easy time with a 3-0 victory.

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Under 2.5 Goals

Even though four of the last five matches between these sides ended with more than two goals scored, the circumstances are different this season. Twente has been by far the best defending team in the league with only 12 conceded goals while Groningen has been struggling on both sides of the field. When it comes to the over/under stats, Twente has been the second-best ‘under' team in the league with eleven of those games while Groningen suffered some heavy defeats which brought only seven matches with fewer than three goals scored. Twente's defense will be the key in this game.

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Stats and Current Market considerations regarding the round 20 match of Eredivisie between Groningen and Twente

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

Head to Head

16/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

0

11/05/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

0

01/10/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

FC Twente

FC Twente

1

1

17/01/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

FC Twente

FC Twente

2

2

25/09/20

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

1

Last Five - FC Groningen

29/02/24

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

2

1

L

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

Last Five - FC Twente

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

FC Twente

FC Twente

0

3

W

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

FC Twente

FC Twente

1

0

L

10/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

FC Twente

FC Twente

0

3

W

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

FC Twente

FC Twente

0

3

W

28/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

FC Twente

FC Twente

0

0

D

This is how the bookmakers are valuing the odds for the match in question:

Groningen odds: 5/1 (5.00) – 20%

Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%

Twente odds: 8/13 (1.62) – 61.9%

According to the bookmakers, Groningen doesn't have much of a chance to win this match, but if you are not satisfied with how the odds are set for this encounter, you can explore other possibilities: Ricky van Wolfswinkel scoring Anytime is priced at 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%. If regular odds for Twente to win are not enough for your benefit, you can check out a different scenario with the Enschede team Winning to Nil which is valued at 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%.

Match Preview, Team News, and Probable Lineups

Groningen

Such a historic club is facing a doomsday scenario by possibly being relegated to the Second Division. There are a lot of great players who went through the Groningen youth system like Arjen Robben, and who are now watching from the stands how their beloved club is going down stunningly. Groningen was above the relegation zone during the first part of the season, but they just can't stop losing in the new year which got them down to the last place in the rankings. Luciano Valente is injured, while Laros Duarte, Marin Sverko, Paulos Abraham, and Nordin Musampa are facing a race against time to stay fit for the match.

Probable lineup: Verrips, Van Gelderen, Chalus, Blokzijl, Bech Sorensen, Dybvik Maatta, Lundqvist, Oratmangoen, Hove, Suslov, Pepi.

Twente

With matches against title favorites Ajax and Feyenoord in the past, Twente can finally focus on playing against teams that they are supposed to beat. Groningen is one of those teams. Nobody in the visitor's locker room will think about any other outcome but a clear-cut win to improve their chances of taking the title from defending champions Ajax, and current leaders Feyenoord. Dimitrios Limnios is out through an ACL injury, and Wout Brama is doubtful to play.

Probable lineup: Unnerstall, Smal, Propper, Hilgers, Brenet, Sadilek, Zerrouki, Misidjan, Vlap, Cerny, van Wolfswinkel.

Starting lineups

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

FC Groningen

FC Groningen
4-2-3-1
20
Michael Verrips
nl
12
Radinio Balker
nl
42
Thijmen Blokzijl
nl
29
Mads Bech Sorensen
dk
18
Isak Dybvik Maatta
no
4
Joey Pelupessy
nl
8
Johan Hove
no
28
Elvis Manu
nl
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
10
Daleho Irandust
se
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
Substitutes
39
Jorg Schreuders
nl
34
Ragnar Oratmangoen
nl
21
Oliver Antman
fi
25
Jan De Boer
nl
31
Aimar Sher
se
55
Thom Van Bergen
nl
23
Florian Kruger
de
2
Damil Dankerlui
nl
1
Peter Leeuwenburgh
nl

FC Twente

FC Twente
4-2-3-1
1
Lars Unnerstall
de
20
Joshua Brenet
nl
2
Mees Hilgers
nl
3
Robin Propper
nl
5
Gijs Smal
nl
8
Ramiz Zerrouki
dz
23
Michal Sadilek
cz
7
Vaclav Cerny
cz
14
Sem Steijn
nl
10
Vura
nl
9
Ricky Van Wolfswinkel
nl
Substitutes
16
Issam El Maach
ma
18
Michel Vlap
nl
38
Max Bruns
nl
11
Daan Rots
nl
21
Mathias Kjolo
no
26
Denilho Cleonise
nl
27
Manfred Alonso Ugalde Arce
cr
22
Przemyslaw Tyton
pl
17
Anass Salah-Eddine
nl
12
Alfons Sampsted
is

Player to Watch: Ricardo Pepi

Even though a lot will depend on Twente and their star players, the focus for the home team's chances will depend on the play of their best player Ricardo Pepi. He has scored seven goals this season with three assists and leads the team in both categories.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Questions & Answers about Groningen vs Twente

  • When is the kick-off time? – 15:45 BST, 16:45 CET
  • Who will officiate the match? – Pol van Boekel
  • What was the score the last time they met? – Twente won 3-0

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