Feyenoord – Groningen Tips & Predictions For Today, February 8, 2018.
League: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Match Result: 3:0 WON!!!
|Feyenoord will look to turn their form around after painfully losing to an 88th minute penalty after a close run game last time out vs Venlo. Here they face a different prospect, an out of form Groningen side with just one win from their last seven Eredivisie (ERE) games.|
|Ernest Faber knows all too well that any chances that come must be taken, and in truth the reverse fixture was an evenly fought game until a stunning goal from Tonny Vilhena. His Groningen side must pick up the pieces to earn their first win of the new year otherwise it could be a very nervy end to the campaign.|
|Following their defeat to newly promoted Venlo at the weekend, Feyenoord have become just the second team to be defeated twice by newly promoted clubs following an ERE title winning campaign, since Ajax in 1957/’58.|
|Now seven points off of AZ in third, Feyenoord really cannot afford any more slip ups if they are to entertain thoughts of Champions League football next term – especially with just 13 games to play.|
|Could Groningen’s poor form be a repercussion of the club prematurely announcing Faber’s departure at the end of the season?|
|Players to watch: Tonny Vilhena is enjoying his most successful scoring season yet for Feyenoord. The promising midfielder has notched seven goals in all competitions this term including one vs Groningen.|
|Nineteen-year-old Japanese winger Ritsu Doan (GRO) is having a breakout year with Groningen, although he rarely plays the full 90 minutes, he still has four goals and two assists to his name (ERE).|
|Stat attack: Feyenoord are unbeaten in 25 of their last 27 home games, whilst Groningen have failed to win ten of their last 11 away from home (ERE).|
|Feyenoord have won seven of their last eight home ties with Groningen, and were winning at both half time and full time in each of their victories. Groningen have conceded 2+ goals in 12 of their last 14 away games (ERE).|