Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
De Adelaarshorst will host Sunday’s Eredivisie game between Go Ahead Eagles and Groningen. The hosts aim to build on back-to-back wins over RKC Waalwijk and Fortuna Sittard and they are seen as favourites to beat Groningen as well. Jose Fontan is banned for the match, while fellow defender Gerrit Nauber is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Fredrik Oppegard should miss out with injury.
Dennis van der Ree’s troops, on the other hand, are on a seven-game losing run in the Dutch top flight. Groningen are on the verge of dropping to the Dutch second tier and given their shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the in-form hosts. To make things even worse for the visiting side, Laros Duarte is banned for the match following his sending-off in a 1-0 loss to NEC Nijmegen.
Highlighted Team (Groningen):
Groningen is a Dutch football clubs that competes in the Eredivisie. Founded on June 16, 1971, Groningen play home games at Euroborg. The venue was built by Ballas Nedam, Royal BAM Group and VolkerWessels, and it can hold up to 22,525 people.
The Trots van het Noorden (Pride of the North) are well known for their white home shirts with red stripes, while purple is the dominant colour of their away kit. Volendam are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have a rivalry with Twente as well after the 1980s incidents between their fans. Groningen have yet to win the Eredivisie trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the Dutch Cup in the 2014/15 season.
The green and whites defeated Zwolle 2-0 in the title game. Speaking of their European success, it has to be noted that Groningen participated in the Europa League on two occasions. In the 2015/16 season the Trots van het Noorden booked their place in the group stages of the competition, but they failed to record a win in the process.