Koning Willem II Stadion: Willem II vs FC Groningen Eredivisie preview

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Thu 14.January
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Koning Willem II Stadion (14637 seats)

Willem II hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 9 points and a 17th position in the Eredivisie table. Visiting FC Groningen holds 7th place with 27 pts.

Insights:
  • Willem II is in the worst form (0-1-5)
  • FC Groningen have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

These are busy days for the home team, as they were in action only four days ago in the Eredivisie. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at VVV-Venlo.

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Willem II form and stats

With 2 Eredivisie wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats from their home games, Willem II are certainly not brimming with confidence.

Willem II faced defeat in their previous match, away at VVV-Venlo (1-2). Before that, Willem drew at home versus Ajax.

The defeat against VVV-Venlo was especially painful as the deciding goal against was scored three minutes into stoppage time (by G. Giakoumakis).

The manager A. Koster will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to RKC Waalwijk in only three days.

Willem are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 10 goals in 7 games. Goals are flowing in at the wrong end for Willem with 15 goals conceded in these matches.

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FC Groningen form and stats

4-1-2 is the win-draw-loss statistic for FC Groningen in their Eredivisie matches away.

Groningen has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to FC Utrecht for a Eredivisie game that ended a draw (2-2). The game before that, was lost at home, a 0-1 defeat against Heracles.

It looked so good for FC Groningen vs FC Utrecht, but the job was not completed and victory was lost as a 2-0 lead was turned into a 2-2 draw.

After this away game Groningen return home for a Eredivisie game against FC Twente. That game is only three sleeps after this.

FC Groningen are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 12 times in 7 away games so far. FC Groningen have conceded 11 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

FC Groningen - Willem 1-0 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Willem four wins, three draws and FC Groningen three victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

FC GroningenJ. Strand Larsen
J. Strand Larsen
6 goals
Willem IIV. Pavlidis
V. Pavlidis
5 goals
FC GroningenA. El Messaoudi
A. El Messaoudi
5 goals

Willem II missing players

FC Groningen missing players

Willem II FC Groningen
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 7 1 Played P 1 7 15
2 2 0 Won W 1 4 8
3 1 0 Drew D 0 1 3
10 4 1 Lost L 0 2 4
17 10 1 Scored S 1 12 20
32 15 3 Conceded C 0 11 17
93% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 93%
87% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 86% 67%
67% 86% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 71% 47%
40% 57% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 57% 33%
20% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 7%
60% 71% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 71% 53%
13% 14% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 14% 33%
33% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 14% 20%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.9 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.1 1.5
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 2
 
10.7 10.4 9 Shots (avg) S ( 12 11.6 12.3
3.6 3.7 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.4 3.6
31% 38% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 39% 37%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • All of Willem II's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • FC Groningen have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • FC Groningen haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Willem II have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Willem II haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Willem II is in the worst form (0-1-5)

  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 15 11 2 2 54 12 8 6 1 1 27 8 7 5 1 1 27 4 42 35
2 PSV 15 10 4 1 35 13 7 7 0 0 18 3 8 3 4 1 17 10 22 34
3 Feyenoord 15 9 5 1 31 12 7 3 4 0 12 5 8 6 1 1 19 7 19 32
4 Vitesse 15 10 2 3 26 12 7 6 1 0 14 3 8 4 1 3 12 9 14 32
5 AZ Alkmaar 15 7 7 1 36 23 7 4 2 1 16 9 8 3 5 0 20 14 13 28
6 FC Twente 15 8 3 4 30 19 8 3 2 3 13 11 7 5 1 1 17 8 11 27
7 FC Groningen 15 8 3 4 20 17 8 4 2 2 8 6 7 4 1 2 12 11 3 27
8 SC Heerenveen 15 5 5 5 23 24 7 3 1 3 11 10 8 2 4 2 12 14 -1 20
9 Sparta Rotterdam 15 5 3 7 24 25 8 2 2 4 16 16 7 3 1 3 8 9 -1 18
10 FC Utrecht 15 3 9 3 20 23 8 2 5 1 12 12 7 1 4 2 8 11 -3 18
11 PEC Zwolle 15 3 8 4 17 23 8 2 4 2 8 8 7 1 4 2 9 15 -6 17
12 Fortuna Sittard 15 4 4 7 23 33 7 2 2 3 13 17 8 2 2 4 10 16 -10 16
13 Heracles 15 4 3 8 15 26 7 2 1 4 9 9 8 2 2 4 6 17 -11 15
14 RKC Waalwijk 15 3 3 9 13 27 8 1 3 4 8 14 7 2 0 5 5 13 -14 12
15 VVV-Venlo 15 3 3 9 22 43 8 2 2 4 10 26 7 1 1 5 12 17 -21 12
16 ADO Den Haag 15 2 4 9 14 35 7 0 2 5 7 16 8 2 2 4 7 19 -21 10
17 Willem II 15 2 3 10 17 32 7 2 1 4 10 15 8 0 2 6 7 17 -15 9
18 FC Emmen 15 0 5 10 16 37 8 0 3 5 12 24 7 0 2 5 4 13 -21 5

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.