FC Groningen vs SC Heerenveen: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium (22579 seats)

6th position in the Eredivisie table for FC Groningen so far, a good performance. The home supporters hope for more joy as 10th-placed SC Heerenveen visits Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium.

Insights:
  • FC Groningen have the most clean sheets (8) at home in Eredivisie

FC Groningen and SC Heerenveen should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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FC Groningen form and stats

FC Groningen, who have the most clean sheets (8) at home in Eredivisie, have played 14 Eredivisie games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 7-5-2 (wins-draws-losses).

Happy days for FC Groningen in their previous game, a Eredivisie match away at VVV-Venlo (placed 16th) that ended with a 1-0 victory. Prior to that was the away defeat visiting RKC Waalwijk (1-3).

FC Groningen made it very difficult for themselves, when Azor Matusiwa got a red card in the 20th minute. The match was still a draw at this point. But even with this card, Groningen won the match 1-0!

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Groningen have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found four matches with the results: Won two, drawn one and lost one.

The Groningen fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 16 in 14 matches. Groningen are not conceding a lot of goals here at Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 9 from 14 matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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SC Heerenveen form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for SC Heerenveen so far with only 12 points returning home. The records show 2-6-6 (win-draw-lose). Travelling has not been lucrative for the away team as they have returned home without a win in ten away games in a row.

The manager J. Jansen was unhappy after their last game, a Eredivisie match played at their home ground Abe Lenstra Stadion. Heerenveen suffered a 1-2 loss to Ajax (placed 1st). A draw for Heerenveen before that, at their own venue hosting FC Twente (0-0).

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with SC Heerenveen playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were three Heerenveen wins, one draw and two defeats.

Heerenveen find the net regularly in their away games. 16 goals from 14 away fixtures in the league. Heerenveen have conceded 26 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the SC Heerenveen - Groningen 1-1 played earlier this season. FC Groningen-SC Heerenveen H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: FC Groningen three wins, SC Heerenveen one win, six draws. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

SC HeerenveenH. Veerman
H. Veerman
13 goals
GroningenJ. Strand Larsen
J. Strand Larsen
9 goals
FC GroningenA. El Messaoudi
A. El Messaoudi
8 goals

FC Groningen missing players

SC Heerenveen missing players

FC Groningen SC Heerenveen
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
28 14 4 Played P 4 14 28
13 7 1 Won W 0 2 8
7 5 2 Drew D 1 6 10
8 2 1 Lost L 3 6 10
35 16 3 Scored S 3 16 37
31 9 3 Conceded C 12 26 40
93% 86% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 93%
61% 50% 25% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 86% 82%
43% 29% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 50% 54%
32% 14% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 43% 32%
7% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 21% 11%
50% 36% 25% BTTS BTTS 75% 79% 61%
36% 57% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 7% 29%
21% 21% 50% Failed to Score F T 25% 21% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.5 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 1.5 1.2
3 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 3
 
11.4 12.1 12.8 Shots (avg) S ( 9.2 11 11.1
3.7 3.6 3.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.5 4 4
34% 32% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 17% 29% 33%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • FC Groningen have the most clean sheets (8) at home 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 27 22 3 2 85 20 13 11 1 1 43 12 14 11 2 1 42 8 65 69
2 PSV 28 17 7 4 62 30 14 11 2 1 32 9 14 6 5 3 30 21 32 58
3 AZ Alkmaar 28 17 7 4 64 38 14 9 2 3 31 18 14 8 5 1 33 20 26 58
4 Vitesse 28 17 4 7 46 28 14 10 3 1 23 8 14 7 1 6 23 20 18 55
5 Feyenoord 28 14 9 5 56 28 14 8 5 1 32 10 14 6 4 4 24 18 28 51
6 FC Groningen 28 13 7 8 35 31 14 7 5 2 16 9 14 6 2 6 19 22 4 46
7 FC Utrecht 27 11 10 6 44 34 14 5 6 3 22 20 13 6 4 3 22 14 10 43
8 FC Twente 28 9 10 9 42 39 14 3 5 6 18 20 14 6 5 3 24 19 3 37
9 Heracles 28 10 6 12 31 43 14 6 3 5 20 15 14 4 3 7 11 28 -12 36
10 SC Heerenveen 28 8 10 10 37 40 14 6 4 4 21 14 14 2 6 6 16 26 -3 34
11 Sparta Rotterdam 28 9 7 12 40 44 14 4 3 7 25 27 14 5 4 5 15 17 -4 34
12 Fortuna Sittard 28 10 4 14 39 49 14 4 2 8 20 27 14 6 2 6 19 22 -10 34
13 PEC Zwolle 28 6 11 11 37 46 14 4 6 4 17 17 14 2 5 7 20 29 -9 29
14 RKC Waalwijk 28 6 8 14 27 43 14 4 4 6 18 20 14 2 4 8 9 23 -16 26
15 Willem II 28 5 7 16 31 57 14 4 2 8 19 30 14 1 5 8 12 27 -26 22
16 VVV-Venlo 28 6 4 18 39 73 14 3 3 8 17 37 14 3 1 10 22 36 -34 22
17 FC Emmen 28 3 9 16 27 57 14 2 4 8 20 35 14 1 5 8 7 22 -30 18
18 ADO Den Haag 28 2 9 17 22 64 14 0 6 8 13 29 14 2 3 9 9 35 -42 15

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.