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Groningen vs Utrecht Prediction

Groningen

October 18

15:45

0 : 0
Utrecht

Groningen

Utrecht

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After a surprising 1-0 home win over defending champions Ajax on October 2, Groningen host Utrecht this weekend in another tricky test. Sunday's visitors sit eighth on five points, having played one game fewer than Groningen – who, in seventh, could be overtaken by multiple teams should they falter here.

Considering how tight the Eredivisie standings are right now, can either side return from the international break to secure an important three points on Sunday? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Groningen vs Utrecht Betting Tips

Sandwiched between 3-1 defeats by PSV Eindhoven and FC Twente, Groningen edged out 1-0 winners against ADO Den Haag and Ajax to start the new campaign. Despite having just 30% possession and less than 150 completed passes (54% success), they delivered a disciplined defensive display to stifle the defending champions on October 4.

Perhaps the two-week break between matches came at the right time for Groningen, allowing them to digest an important win but also provide perspective. They were firmly in mid-table last term and their inconsistency saw a Europa League qualification chase gradually disappear from reach.

Utrecht were three points adrift of Holland's European places pre-pandemic. They'll want to exceed expectations, with the quality and a determined squad to help them do so. Gyrano Kerk (10 goals, seven assists) and captain Simon Gustafsson (six goals, five assists) are just two players that fit into the mould.

The latter limped off with an injury during their 1-1 draw against Heerenveen on October 2, so it's unclear whether he'll be fit to feature here. If not, they have capable replacements – Bart Ramselaar can play in central midfield, while Sander van de Streek has impressed when called upon.

Groningen vs Utrecht Correct Score Predictions

After a 3-3 friendly draw against PEC Zwolle last week, Utrecht are unbeaten in five but also haven't kept a clean sheet in their last six either. They are dominant in H2H meetings (W10, D4, L3) against Groningen, in a fixture that has become increasingly competitive in recent years. I think BTTS is a safe prediction to make here.

Last matches

Groningen

18-10-2020

0 - 0 FC Utrecht

D
04-10-2020

1 - 0 Ajax

W
25-09-2020

3 - 1 FC Twente

L
20-09-2020

0 - 1 ADO Den Haag

L
13-09-2020

1 - 3 PSV

L
06-09-2020

1 - 1 Arminia Bielefeld

D
04-09-2020

3 - 3 NEC

D
29-08-2020

4 - 0 Werder Bremen

L
22-08-2020

1 - 1

D
21-08-2020

0 - 2

L

Utrecht

D

- FC Groningen

18-10-2020
D

- PEC Zwolle

08-10-2020
D

- SC Heerenveen

02-10-2020
W

- RKC Waalwijk

27-09-2020
D

- VVV-Venlo

18-09-2020
W

- SC Heerenveen

20-08-2020
L

- Ajax

13-08-2020
L

- Ajax

13-08-2020
W

- AZ Alkmaar

01-08-2020
W

- Sparta Rotterdam

08-03-2020
Groningen vs Utrecht Head-to-Head (H2H)
18-10-2020

FC Groningen

0
0

FC Utrecht

19-12-2019

FC Groningen

0
1

FC Utrecht

08-12-2019

FC Groningen

0
1

FC Utrecht

08-03-2019

FC Utrecht

0
0

FC Groningen

30-09-2018

FC Groningen

1
1

FC Utrecht

19-04-2018

FC Utrecht

1
1

FC Groningen

27-08-2017

FC Groningen

2
1

FC Utrecht

25-02-2017

FC Groningen

2
3

FC Utrecht

26-10-2016

FC Utrecht

1
0

FC Groningen

16-09-2016

FC Utrecht

1
5

FC Groningen

Groningen
vs
Utrecht
Predicted Lineup
Groningen vs Utrecht Predicted Lineup

Padt

Hintum

Itakura

Dammers

Dankerlui

Kaam

Matusiwa

Lundqvist

Balk

Larsen

Messaoudi

Paes

Warmerdam

Hoogma

St Jago

Maarel

van de Streek

Boussaid

Maher

Ramselaar

Mahi

Kerk

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

0-0 vs FC Utrecht (H)

D

1-0 vs Ajax (H)

W

1-3 vs FC Twente (A)

L

1-0 vs ADO Den Haag (A)

W

1-3 vs PSV (H)

L

1-1 vs Arminia Bielefeld (H)

D

3-3 vs NEC (H)

D

0-4 vs Werder Bremen (A)

L

1-1 vs (A)

D

2-0 vs (A)

W
D

0-0 vs FC Groningen (A)

D

3-3 vs PEC Zwolle (A)

D

1-1 vs SC Heerenveen (H)

W

3-1 vs RKC Waalwijk (H)

D

1-1 vs VVV-Venlo (A)

W

4-1 vs SC Heerenveen (H)

L

1-5 vs Ajax (A)

L

1-5 vs Ajax (A)

W

1-0 vs AZ Alkmaar (H)

W

5-1 vs Sparta Rotterdam (H)

11

Goals Scored

20

4

Over 2.5 Goals

6

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-0 vs FC Utrecht (H)

D

1-0 vs Ajax (H)

W

1-3 vs PSV (H)

L

1-1 vs Arminia Bielefeld (H)

D

3-3 vs NEC (H)

D
D

1-1 vs SC Heerenveen (H)

W

3-1 vs RKC Waalwijk (H)

W

4-1 vs SC Heerenveen (H)

W

1-0 vs AZ Alkmaar (H)

W

5-1 vs Sparta Rotterdam (H)

6

Goals Scored

14

2

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-3 vs FC Twente (A)

L

1-0 vs ADO Den Haag (A)

W

0-4 vs Werder Bremen (A)

L

1-1 vs (A)

D

2-0 vs (A)

W
D

0-0 vs FC Groningen (A)

D

3-3 vs PEC Zwolle (A)

D

1-1 vs VVV-Venlo (A)

L

1-5 vs Ajax (A)

L

1-5 vs Ajax (A)

5

Goals Scored

6

2

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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