Eredivisie preview: Can FC Groningen edge out victory against SC Cambuur?

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Euroborg

Approaching the top sides is the task when these mid-table sides meet. Both are trying to strenghten their league table position, FC Groningen in 11th and SC Cambuur in 12th position.

Insights:
  • FC Groningen is in the worst form (0-0-6)
  • SC Cambuur have the most conceded goals (68) in Eredivisie

Groningen can neither be promoted or relegated from Eredivisie. SC Cambuur is no longer fighting for a cause; they can neither go up or down this season.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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FC Groningen form and stats

FC Groningen have played 16 Eredivisie games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 4-6-6 (wins-draws-losses). It's trouble wherever FC Groningen are playing these days as they have suffered six straight defeats now, regardless of arena. They really need to get back to winning ways.

Groningen are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-3 away versus FC Twente. Leeuwenburgh had a busy but productive day in the FC Twente match. Despite making six saves the loss could not be prevented. Šverko was "man of the match" with a rating of 7.64 out of 10. The defender Šverko hit one key pass and won 7 of 9 duels.

Ahead of that match, FC Groningen lost 1-2 at home to Sparta Rotterdam.

Groningen have conceded 18 in these home matches.

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SC Cambuur form and stats

As the visiting team matches, SC Cambuur, who have the most conceded goals (68) in Eredivisie, have produced an overall stat of 5-3-8 so far. SC Cambuur have had a generous will to share for some time now, running a streak of three draws in a row.

SC Cambuur's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Willem II that finished 1-1. Sylla, who plays in defense, got the "man of the match" on his team with the rating 7.4. Sylla scored one goal and won 9 of 15 duels.

Ahead of that game was the 1-1 draw at home against RKC Waalwijk.

Cambuur have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 16 league away games 21 goals have been scored. SC Cambuur have conceded 33 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

FC Groningen and SC Cambuur have met already this season: SC Cambuur - FC Groningen 1-2. Head-to-head totals (for the last eight meetings): Groningen won three games, three matches ended in a draw and SC Cambuur have two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: six / two

Top Goalscorers

FC GroningenJ. Strand Larsen
J. Strand Larsen
13 goals
FC GroningenC. Ngonge
C. Ngonge
7 goals
SC CambuurT. Boere
T. Boere
6 goals

FC Groningen missing players

SC Cambuur missing players

FC Groningen SC Cambuur
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
33 16 4 Played P 4 16 33
9 4 2 Won W 1 5 10
9 6 2 Drew D 1 3 6
15 6 0 Lost L 2 8 17
39 16 7 Scored S 8 21 50
52 18 5 Conceded C 11 33 68
97% 94% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 97%
76% 62% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 69% 85%
48% 25% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 70%
27% 12% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 75% 50% 42%
12% 6% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 75% 31% 30%
64% 56% 75% BTTS BTTS 75% 50% 73%
12% 19% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 19% 12%
27% 31% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 38% 18%
 
3.9 4.1 6 Corners for (avg) C F 4 3.2 3.5
5.2 5.4 4.8 Corners against (avg) C A 6.8 7.4 7
1.6 1.6 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 1.9 1.5
5 3 1 Red cards R C 0 0 3
 
11.2 12.4 16 Shots (avg) S ( 7.5 8.4 9.6
4.2 4.1 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 3.4 3.9
28% 24% 41% Goal Efficiency G E 57% 38% 38%
 
13.2 11.8 10.8 Shots against (avg) S A 17 18.2 17
4.6 3.5 3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 6.5 6.2 6.3
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • FC Groningen is in the worst form (0-0-6)
  • SC Cambuur have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won.
  • SC Cambuur have the most conceded goals (68) in Eredivisie
  • SC Cambuur have the most conceded goals in the first half (35) in Eredivisie

  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 33 26 4 3 96 17 17 14 1 2 62 8 16 12 3 1 34 9 79 82
2 PSV 33 25 3 5 84 41 17 14 0 3 49 22 16 11 3 2 35 19 43 78
3 Feyenoord 33 22 5 6 75 32 16 11 3 2 38 15 17 11 2 4 37 17 43 71
4 FC Twente 33 19 8 6 53 36 17 10 5 2 28 13 16 9 3 4 25 23 17 65
5 AZ 33 18 7 8 63 41 16 11 3 2 35 17 17 7 4 6 28 24 22 61
6 Vitesse 33 15 5 13 40 49 16 6 2 8 18 27 17 9 3 5 22 22 -9 50
7 FC Utrecht 33 12 11 10 51 43 17 8 6 3 32 20 16 4 5 7 19 23 8 47
8 NEC 33 10 8 15 38 51 16 3 5 8 13 21 17 7 3 7 25 30 -13 38
9 SC Heerenveen 33 10 8 15 34 49 16 5 3 8 20 25 17 5 5 7 14 24 -15 38
10 Go Ahead Eagles 33 10 6 17 36 48 17 7 1 9 25 24 16 3 5 8 11 24 -12 36
11 FC Groningen 33 9 9 15 39 52 16 4 6 6 16 18 17 5 3 9 23 34 -13 36
12 SC Cambuur 33 10 6 17 50 68 17 5 3 9 29 35 16 5 3 8 21 33 -18 36
13 RKC Waalwijk 33 8 11 14 37 50 17 6 3 8 17 25 16 2 8 6 20 25 -13 35
14 Heracles Almelo 33 9 7 17 32 46 16 7 5 4 21 18 17 2 2 13 11 28 -14 34
15 Sparta Rotterdam 33 7 11 15 27 47 17 4 7 6 16 21 16 3 4 9 11 26 -20 32
16 Fortuna Sittard 33 9 5 19 35 67 17 6 2 9 20 31 16 3 3 10 15 36 -32 32
17 Willem II 33 8 6 19 29 57 16 6 3 7 15 20 17 2 3 12 14 37 -28 30
18 PEC Zwolle 33 7 6 20 25 50 16 3 5 8 12 18 17 4 1 12 13 32 -25 27

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.