Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Groningen and Heerenveen face each other at Euroborg in what is expected to be a close Eredivisie encounter. Groningen are desperate to escape the relegation zone, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s clash. Talented midfielder Isak Dybvik Maatta is back from suspension, while all Daleho Irandust, Paulos Abraham, and Oliver Antman are out of contention through injuries.
De Superfriezen, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 4-2 loss to Ajax, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. In the first half of the season Heerenveen defeated Groningen 3-1, which is yet another reason why this betting option should be considered. Defender Sven van Beek remains in the recovery room, while midfielder Daniel Karlsbakk is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Team (Heerenveen):
Heerenveen is a Dutch football club that is well known for their white shirts with blue stripes. De Superfriezen (The Super Frisians) play home matches at Abe Lenstra Stadium, which has the capacity of 26,400 people.
Heerenveen have yet to win the Eredivisie title, but they impressed in the 1999/00 season, with the team finishing the process in second position in the standings. Thanks to a top-two finish, the club booked their place in the Champions League. Heerenveen, though, recorded only one in the group stages of the elite competition as they defeated Olympiakos 1-0 at home ground. De Superfizien retain a fierce rivals with Cambuur, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two teams.
It has to be noted that Heerenveen won the Dutch Cup in the 2008/09 season, with the team beating Twente on penalties in the title game. New Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech played for Heerenveen at the start of his senior career.