Current form Feyernoord Rotterdam
Feyernoord Rotterdam can not be satisfied with their achievements so far in the 2017/2018 season. Table 5 does not meet the expectations of this year’s CL participant, accordingly, coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst is under pressure and therefore a victory against a team like Groningen is almost mandatory: As for such a thing, we want to rate not least on the basis of recent results: Feyernoord was a bit erratic in his results. Last Sunday, surprisingly, they had to bow to the tenth of the table, the VVV Venlo 0: 1. Before that, it was enough for a 3-1 win against ADO Den Haag and thus a crew of similar collar size as Venlo. In the top duel with Ajax Amsterdam they lost 2-0, but before that there were victories against Roda (5-1) and Sparta Rotterdam (7-1). However, these two teams are at the bottom of the table, so we think Thursday opponents Groningen quite strong. However, before the defeat against Ajax Rotterdam lost none of its 9 championship games in series. Accordingly, in a home game against Groningen is still clearly in the role of favorites to see. After all, you have won 5 of 10 home games so far and only lost 2, the last defeat in front of their own audience, there was the 1: 4 in the first leg against Ajax Amsterdam (1: 4). This defeat, however, is already more than three months ago, since Feyernoord has lost none of his five home games, while celebrating 3 victories. With 41 hits from 21 games, you also set one of the three best offensives in the entire league, accordingly, one or the other goal success of the home side is to be expected on Thursday. Although with 19 goals in 10 home games not only just below a cut of 2.00, but was also outside by three more hits. Steven Berghuis is particularly important in this respect: Watford’s new signing has hit the spotlight and has scored an unbelievable 20 points in 20 games, scoring 12 times with an additional 8 assists. At the moment Coach van Bronckhorst will only have to do without center-back talent Knoester, otherwise the entire squad will be available. Strong: In the last two home games Feyernoord always get at least 3 hits. We see advantages for the home side especially in terms of pace in the game forward, especially on the wings of the fifth of the table acts enormously fast-paced. Positive also: The first season duel with Groningen ended for Feyernoord in a sovereign 2-0 away win.
Current form FC Groningen
Rank 13 in the table will not dissatisfy those responsible in Groningen. Nevertheless, we see the situation slightly deceptive. The advantage over a relegation place or the relegation place is at present still six counters, a defeat against Feyernoord this could change however seriously. Fact is: Only one of so far 5 victories in the season could be celebrated against a team that was at the time of the duel in the top 5 of the Eredivisie. This happened in the 2-1 against Ultrecht, but already on matchday three. Overall, only one of the mentioned 5 successes in an away game was celebrated. Accordingly, Groningen is one of the weakest teams in the league with only one win and two draws in 10 away games. Their only success abroad was a 3-0 win against ADO Den Haag and a side that defeated Feyernoord at home just recently. All these indicators speak a clear language against FC Groningen. Vitesse Arnhem were defeated 2-0 lately, before that it was enough to score 3: 3 against Heracles and a 1-1 draw against Willem II. All in all, only one of their last 7 games in the Eredivisie has been won , After all, Groningen has scored at least one goal in three of their last four games. Not a matter of course for the team of Ernest Faber, especially not in away games: Because overall the hit rate with 34 goals in 21 games is outstanding for a team from outside the top 10, in fact Groningen thus represents the best value of all those teams which are currently not found in the upper half of the table. However, 22 of 34 goals were scored in home matches, which relativizes these statistics. In addition, there is an enormously vulnerable defensive: 36 times were the opponents in the duels with Groningen already cheer, so that’s not missing too much on a clean sheet average of 2.00 per match. At least one goal has been scored in 6 of the last 7 games, with five goals conceding five goals in the 90 minutes. Accordingly, we again expect that on Thursday, one or the other hits will fall, so would recommend an over / under bet and more than 2.5 goals. Important before a duel with a top team. Groningen coach Faber has his entire squad available. Above all, we see advantages in terms of variability on the offense: no less than 5 players in the current squad could already cheer for 4 or more hits.
Forecast and Bet Tip
Usually we are careful when placing 3-way bets. In this case Feyernoord would have to be aware of the pressure situation after the defeat at the weekend. The opponent’s away record adds to your view that the van Bronckhorst protégés will celebrate a full success. Due to the higher odds we would still prefer an over / under bet: over 2.5 hits.