Utrecht vs Groningen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 06/11/2022

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Utrecht vs Groningen: Tips, Odds, and Predictions

Utrecht will be the favorite coming into the match against a struggling Groningen team that finally managed to win some points in consecutive rounds.

Utrecht to Win

Utrecht recently lost against some of the best teams in Eredivisie like PSV and AZ Alkmaar, but they followed it with wins versus Sparta and Heerenveen last week which shows how their form progresses throughout the season. They are consistent against teams that are not the very best Dutch league can provide but are taking care of their business when it comes to weaker teams. Groningen fits that mold.

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Under 2.5 Goals

In their last five matches, a couple of them ended with more than two goals scored. This season both teams have 7-5 marks in favor of ‘over' matches. However, Utrecht as the host is a different story. They only played two ‘over' games at home with an average goal-scoring record of 1.7. When they are playing in front of their fans, they are trying to keep their net clean for as long as they can, making sure their position is strong in the backline.

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Important information about Utrecht vs Groningen

Can Groningen escape the relegation battle?

Utrecht has been mostly consistent this season, suffering through some heavy losses like the one against PSV with the score of 6-1. But, when playing versus teams like Groningen they are doing their job maintaining dominating presence, and getting on the scoresheet. Strangely, they are better as a visitor than when playing at home where they won only twice. It seems that the team feels a different kind of pressure when playing on home turf. The ultimate contrast is their goal difference in that situation, at home, they are 5-5, while when playing away they have scored 12 goals while allowing 15. They have more opportunities to get their goals when they are supposed to be the underdog.

Utrecht's potential lineup: Barkas, Klaiber, van der Hoorn, Sagnan, van der Maarel, Toornstra, Brouwers, Booth, van de Streek, Redan, Douvikas.

Groningen is one of the most disappointing sides this season. They have trouble scoring goals and breaking through opponents' defense. They only scored 14 goals which is just above a goal per game, and at the same time, they conceded 24. They did beat PSV 4-2 recently and followed it up with a goalless draw at lowly Emmen. Ricardo Pepi leads the scoring charts for the team with five goals. But, what lacks in the Groningen team is a proper assists maker. Nobody has more than a single assist this season which shows the lack of creativity in the midfield area.

Groningen's potential lineup: Leeuwenburgh, Kasanwirjo, te Wierik, Balker, Dybvik Maatta, Duarte, Pelupessy, Ngonge, Kruger, Oratmangoen, Pepi.

Team News:

Utrecht: Naoki Maeda and Nick Viergever are injured.

Groningen: Tomas Suslov, Nordin Musampa, Michael Verrips, and Liam Van Gelderen are missing via injuries.

Utrecht vs Groningen FAQ

 

Utrecht vs Groningen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 06/11/2022

  • When will the game kick off? – 11:15 BST, 12:15 CET
  • What was the score the last time these teams met? – Utrecht 1-3 Groningen
  • Who is the favorite according to bookmakers? – Utrecht is the favorite