Groningen vs Utrecht Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 07/04/2023

FC Groningen
07/04/23 - 19:00

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FC Utrecht

FC Groningen - FC Utrecht

Netherlands Eredivisie - Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium

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

Groningen vs Utrecht Top Predictions and Best Odds

The only Eredivisie round 28 match that will be played on Friday is featuring Groningen against Utrecht.

Groningen to Win

There weren't many good days this season for Groningen, they are second from the bottom and have lost four straight matches. However, for this Groningen vs Utrecht prediction, the league strugglers will get the nod. If there was a perfect time to meet Utrecht it is right now. They are seventh in the league standings but are jeopardizing that status with a bad run of form, namely going four straight games without a win. Utrecht won their first encounter this season with a result of 2-1. Groningen won only once in the last ten official h2h matches. Groningen has accumulated only three home wins this season while their opponent got the better of the opposition five times as the guest team.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Three out of the last five outings in this Groningen vs Utrecht tie ended with both teams scoring a goal including the first time they met this season. Currently, the visiting team had four out of the last five matches with either team getting on the scoresheet while Groningen had only one of those games in their last five matches. Groningen is only slightly better in that aspect when playing in front of their home fans with two games covering the BTTS. Utrecht has the same number in away matches.

Statistics and Current Odds for Groningen vs Utrecht

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

Head to Head

23/12/22

Europe Friendlies Europe

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

3

06/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

2

1

20/03/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

3

21/08/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

0

19/05/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

0

Last Five - FC Groningen

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

07/04/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

NAC

NAC

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

1

D

01/04/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

FC Emmen

FC Emmen

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

3

W

29/03/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

ADO Den Haag

ADO Den Haag

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

2

W

Last Five - FC Utrecht

14/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

2

W

07/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

2

3

W

03/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

5

W

31/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

4

2

L

21/03/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Helmond Sport

Helmond Sport

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

3

W

These are the latest Groningen vs Utrecht odds for the match provided by the bookmakers across the internet:

Groningen odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

Utrecht odds: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%

The bookies see Utrecht as the expected winner with a probability percentage somewhat below the 50 percent mark. Bettors will be, however, weary about going for a clear-cut Utrecht win because of their current form, but also with everything that is at stake for Groningen. There is a plethora of options for you to consider regarding this match, and you can check our football betting tips page for some suggestions: If you are angling for a Goal inside the first 15 minutes of play, there are odds available at the range of 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7% and if you believe that Utrecht will take home the victory, odds for a Halftime lead are as high as 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%.

Preview, Team News, and Groningen vs Utrecht Lineups

Groningen

There weren't many people around the Eredivisie who thought that Groningen would be such a disaster waiting to happen. With only four wins out of 27 matches thus far, they are destined to be relegated. Groningen has a top-four worst attack in the league with 27 goals, but also they allowed too many goals while playing at home. That number is 23 which is almost two per game. Mads Bech Sorensen, Nordin Musampa, and Paulos Abraham are expected to miss the match due to injury concerns.

Predicted lineup: Verrips, Willems, Balker, Blokzijl, van Gelderen, Hove, Duarte, Suslov, Dybvik-Maatta, Pepi, Manu.

Utrecht

The visiting team is still holding onto a top-seven position in the standings, but only because the teams outside that zone are struggling to challenge Utrecht. The defense has been a major issue recently for the guest side, they allowed at least two goals in four matches from the past five and will be hoping that streak will finish against Groningen. Coach Michael Silberbauer has plenty of injury problems: Nick Viergever, Django Warmerdam, Luuk Brouwers, and Can Bozdogan are out.

Predicted lineup: De Keijzer, Hendriks, Kluivert, van der Hoorn, Klaiber, van de Streek, Labyad, Toornstra, Ramselaar, Douvikas, Booth.

Starting lineups

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

FC Groningen

FC Groningen
4-3-3
20
Michael Verrips
nl
19
Liam Van Gelderen
nl
18
Isak Dybvik Maatta
no
12
Radinio Balker
nl
15
Jetro Willems
nl
8
Johan Hove
no
37
Matej Chalus
cz
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
21
Oliver Antman
fi
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
10
Daleho Irandust
se
Substitutes
25
Jan De Boer
nl
39
Jorg Schreuders
nl
23
Florian Kruger
de
6
Laros Duarte
nl
24
Nordin Musampa
nl
34
Ragnar Oratmangoen
nl
40
Luciano Valente
it
31
Aimar Sher
se
2
Damil Dankerlui
nl
1
Peter Leeuwenburgh
nl
4
Joey Pelupessy
nl
28
Elvis Manu
nl

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht
4-3-3
1
Vasilis Barkas
gr
17
Sean Klaiber
sr
33
Mike Van Der Hoorn
nl
24
Nick Viergever
nl
14
Ramon Hendriks
nl
18
Jens Toornstra
nl
8
Luuk Brouwers
nl
22
Sander Van de Streek
nl
10
Taylor Booth
us
9
Anastasios Douvikas
gr
26
Othman Boussaid
be
Substitutes
38
Rocco Robert Shein
ee
2
Mark Van der Maarel
nl
61
Kevin Gadellaa
nl
25
Ruben Kluivert
nl
19
Anthony Descotte
be
7
Victor Jensen
dk
31
Thijmen Nijhuis
nl
27
Modibo Sagnan
fr
23
Bart Ramselaar
nl
5
Hidde Ter Avest
nl
28
Bas Dost
nl

Player to Watch: Ricardo Pepi

The key to Groningen's survival is Ricardo Pepi. The team's best scorer with ten goals, Pepi is the only one at the moment who can break their opponent's defenses. The 20-year-old American also delivered three assists.

Netherlands Eredivisie

FAQs about Groningen vs Utrecht

  • When is the match being played? – Friday, April 7th at 19:00 BST, 20:00 CET
  • How many goals did these teams concede this season? – Groningen allowed 55 goals while Utrecht conceded 41
  • What was the result the last time they played against each other? – Utrecht won 2-1

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