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Football tips: Willem II vs FC Groningen - predictions and betting guide

Willem II hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 9 points and a 17th position in the Eredivisie table. Visiting FC Groningen holds 7th place with 27 pts.

Insights:
  • Willem II is in the worst form (0-1-5)
  • FC Groningen have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
Best bookmaker betting odds:

There haven't been much time to rest for the hosts, as they played a Eredivisie match only four days ago. That game was an away game at VVV-Venlo, so at least Willem II are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

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Willem II form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the Eredivisie this season. Willem II have only managed 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses from their games here at Koning Willem II Stadion.

In their previous game, the manager A. Koster led his Willem to a defeat in the Eredivisie match away at VVV-Venlo. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Koning Willem II Stadion. In the match before that, Willem hosted Ajax and drew the game 1-1.

Heartbreak for Willem II in their last match as VVV-Venlo's G. Giakoumakis scored the winning goal deep into overtime.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Willem as they are travelling to their away game against RKC Waalwijk in the Eredivisie. That match is three days after this one.

The Willem II fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 10 in 7 matches. Willem II are struggling defensively, conceding on average more than two goals per home game (15 from 7 played).

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FC Groningen form and stats

Playing away, FC Groningen have won 4 games, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in the Eredivisie this season.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to FC Utrecht (placed 10th) in their previous outing. The Eredivisie match ended in a draw 2-2. Preceding that, the 0-1 home loss versus Heracles.

Drawing 2-2 against FC Utrecht after 90 minutes last time out was very disappointing after leading the match 2-0. Their manager D. Buijs needs to evaluate why the team couldn't defend their result.

A quick return to home after this game, as FC Groningen are hosting FC Twente in the Eredivisie only three days away.

The travelling fans enjoy FC Groningen's attacking play in away games, having scored 12 goals in 7 league matches away. In the opposite end, Groningen have conceded 11 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

Willem II and FC Groningen have met before this season: FC Groningen - Willem II 1-0. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: four wins for Willem, three draws and three wins for FC Groningen. Over 2,5 goals: three times; under 2,5 goals: seven games.

Top Goalscorers

FC GroningenJ. Strand Larsen
J. Strand Larsen
6 goals
WillemV. Pavlidis
V. Pavlidis
5 goals
FC GroningenA. El Messaoudi
A. El Messaoudi
5 goals

Willem II missing players

FC Groningen missing players

Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Thu 14.January
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Koning Willem II Stadion (14637 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 15 11 2 2 54 12 8 6 1 1 27 8 7 5 1 1 27 4 42 35
2 PSV 15 10 4 1 35 13 7 7 0 0 18 3 8 3 4 1 17 10 22 34
3 Feyenoord 15 9 5 1 31 12 7 3 4 0 12 5 8 6 1 1 19 7 19 32
4 Vitesse 15 10 2 3 26 12 7 6 1 0 14 3 8 4 1 3 12 9 14 32
5 AZ Alkmaar 15 7 7 1 36 23 7 4 2 1 16 9 8 3 5 0 20 14 13 28
6 FC Twente 15 8 3 4 30 19 8 3 2 3 13 11 7 5 1 1 17 8 11 27
7 FC Groningen 15 8 3 4 20 17 8 4 2 2 8 6 7 4 1 2 12 11 3 27
8 SC Heerenveen 15 5 5 5 23 24 7 3 1 3 11 10 8 2 4 2 12 14 -1 20
9 Sparta Rotterdam 15 5 3 7 24 25 8 2 2 4 16 16 7 3 1 3 8 9 -1 18
10 FC Utrecht 15 3 9 3 20 23 8 2 5 1 12 12 7 1 4 2 8 11 -3 18
11 PEC Zwolle 15 3 8 4 17 23 8 2 4 2 8 8 7 1 4 2 9 15 -6 17
12 Fortuna Sittard 15 4 4 7 23 33 7 2 2 3 13 17 8 2 2 4 10 16 -10 16
13 Heracles 15 4 3 8 15 26 7 2 1 4 9 9 8 2 2 4 6 17 -11 15
14 RKC Waalwijk 15 3 3 9 13 27 8 1 3 4 8 14 7 2 0 5 5 13 -14 12
15 VVV-Venlo 15 3 3 9 22 43 8 2 2 4 10 26 7 1 1 5 12 17 -21 12
16 ADO Den Haag 15 2 4 9 14 35 7 0 2 5 7 16 8 2 2 4 7 19 -21 10
17 Willem II 15 2 3 10 17 32 7 2 1 4 10 15 8 0 2 6 7 17 -15 9
18 FC Emmen 15 0 5 10 16 37 8 0 3 5 12 24 7 0 2 5 4 13 -21 5

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 15 11 2 2 54 12 8 6 1 1 27 8 7 5 1 1 27 4 42 35
2 PSV 15 10 4 1 35 13 7 7 0 0 18 3 8 3 4 1 17 10 22 34
3 Feyenoord 15 9 5 1 31 12 7 3 4 0 12 5 8 6 1 1 19 7 19 32
4 Vitesse 15 10 2 3 26 12 7 6 1 0 14 3 8 4 1 3 12 9 14 32
5 AZ Alkmaar 15 7 7 1 36 23 7 4 2 1 16 9 8 3 5 0 20 14 13 28
6 FC Twente 15 8 3 4 30 19 8 3 2 3 13 11 7 5 1 1 17 8 11 27
7 FC Groningen 15 8 3 4 20 17 8 4 2 2 8 6 7 4 1 2 12 11 3 27
8 SC Heerenveen 15 5 5 5 23 24 7 3 1 3 11 10 8 2 4 2 12 14 -1 20
9 Sparta Rotterdam 15 5 3 7 24 25 8 2 2 4 16 16 7 3 1 3 8 9 -1 18
10 FC Utrecht 15 3 9 3 20 23 8 2 5 1 12 12 7 1 4 2 8 11 -3 18
11 PEC Zwolle 15 3 8 4 17 23 8 2 4 2 8 8 7 1 4 2 9 15 -6 17
12 Fortuna Sittard 15 4 4 7 23 33 7 2 2 3 13 17 8 2 2 4 10 16 -10 16
13 Heracles 15 4 3 8 15 26 7 2 1 4 9 9 8 2 2 4 6 17 -11 15
14 RKC Waalwijk 15 3 3 9 13 27 8 1 3 4 8 14 7 2 0 5 5 13 -14 12
15 VVV-Venlo 15 3 3 9 22 43 8 2 2 4 10 26 7 1 1 5 12 17 -21 12
16 ADO Den Haag 15 2 4 9 14 35 7 0 2 5 7 16 8 2 2 4 7 19 -21 10
17 Willem II 15 2 3 10 17 32 7 2 1 4 10 15 8 0 2 6 7 17 -15 9
18 FC Emmen 15 0 5 10 16 37 8 0 3 5 12 24 7 0 2 5 4 13 -21 5

Willem II FC Groningen
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 7 1 Played P 1 7 15
2 2 0 Won W 1 4 8
3 1 0 Drew D 0 1 3
10 4 1 Lost L 0 2 4
17 10 1 Scored S 1 12 20
32 15 3 Conceded C 0 11 17
93% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 93%
87% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 86% 67%
67% 86% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 71% 47%
40% 57% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 57% 33%
20% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 7%
60% 71% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 71% 53%
13% 14% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 14% 33%
33% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 14% 20%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.9 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.1 1.5
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 2
 
10.7 10.4 9 Shots (avg) S ( 12 11.6 12.3
3.6 3.7 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.4 3.6
31% 38% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 39% 37%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • All of Willem II's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • FC Groningen have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • FC Groningen haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Willem II have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Willem II haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Willem II is in the worst form (0-1-5)

Bookie Willem II Draw FC Groningen

Read more about Eredivisie

The Eredivisie is the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands. 18 teams play two fixtures against each other to form the final league table and decide which team wins the Dutch national championship. The phrase Eredivisie translates to “Honour Division”. The “big three” in Dutch football are Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord.