Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Groningen and Twente face each other at Euroborg in the Eredivisie round 17. Groningen aim to build on a 3-2 win over Willem II, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The Green and White Army aim to move a little closer to top three in the Eredivsie standings, but the game against Twente will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Even though experienced winger Arjen Robben remains in the treatment room, we predict that the in-form hosts are going to find the net in Sunday’s clash.
The Reds, on the other hand, were more than unfortunate not to grab something from the midweek clash against Ajax, with the team conceding two goals in the stoppage time. Anyhow, given Twente’s attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Wout Brama is sidelined with injury, while forward Vaclav Cerny will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Padt):
Sergio Padt is a Dutch footballer who plays for Eredivisie club Groningen as a goalkeeper. Padt played for the likes of Pancratius, Hoofddorp, and Ajax during his youth career, but he did not see any game action with the Amsterdammers at senior level.
Following short loan spells with the likes of Haarlem and Go Ahead Eagles, Sergio Padt signed a deal with Belgian outfit Gent in June, 2011. After making 55 appearances for the club in the Belgian top flight, the Dutch shot-stopper joined Groningen in the summer of 2014. Sergio Padt did remarkably well to win the KNVB Cup with the Green-White Army in the 2014/15 season, with the team beating PEC Zwolle in the title game.
The Groningen goalkeeper, who was born on June 6, 1990, has five caps for the Netherlands U-21 team. Speaking of his senior career, he received two call-ups for the national team, but has yet to make his debut.
Highlighted Team (Twente):
Based in the city of Enschede, Twente is a Dutch football club that welcomes their rivals at De Grolsch Veste. The venue was opened on May 10, 1998, and the capacity of the stadium is 30,205 people. The club was founded in 1965 as a merger of Sportsclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys.
The Reds did remarkably well to win the Eredivisie title in the 2009/10 season, with the team finishing the process only one point clear of Dutch giants Ajax. As a result, Twente booked their place in the Champions League group stages. The Reds did well to collect six points in their group, but that did not help them make it to the last 16.
Twente are well known for their red jerseys, but they wear dark blue shirts when playing on the travels. The Reds take on Heracles Almelo in the Twentse Derby. Sander Boshchker is leading Twente’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 653 goals on his account.