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Groningen vs Utrecht prediction, odds and free betting tips (21/08/2021)

Groningen welcome Utrecht to the Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium on Saturday in the Eredivisie. Read our expert predictions and find the best odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Groningen vs Utrecht – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Both Groningen and Utrecht made winning starts to their Eredivisie campaigns last week. Can either club make it two wins from two this weekend? Read our top three expert predictions for the Eredivisie fixture below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Utrecht to Win

Utrecht have been a consistent top-six finisher in the Eredivisie over the past half a decade and keen to put down an early marker this term, René Hake’s men exploded out of the blocks to hammer Sparta Rotterdam 4-0 last week. A razor-sharp Utrecht racked up 22 attempts against their opponents in a fine display of attacking football and with their confidence flowing, Utrecht can push for a second victory in as many games against Groningen.

Under 2.5 Goals

Games between Groningen and Utrecht have routinely been tight in recent seasons and remarkably, seven of the last eight encounters between the clubs produced under 2.5 goals. Utrecht looked full of creativity against Sparta last week, though history suggests Groningen have the defensive tools to keep their opponents in check and we should expect another tussle decided by fine margins on Saturday.

Half Time: Draw, Full time: Utrecht

Utrecht scored three of their four goals in a final 25-minute flourish against Sparta Rotterdam last week after they took some time to really get into their stride. That same slow start and rapid finish combination could be worth taking advantage of this weekend however, and we’re tipping a draw, full time result in Utrecht’s favour in the half time/full time market.

Groningen vs Utrecht: Match Preview

Groningen

Groningen turned one point into three in injury time of their Eredivisie opener at Cambuur last week when Jorgen Larsen spoiled their host’s return to the top-flight with his 92nd minute winner. Manager Danny Buijs was understandably thrilled about his team’s last gasp success, and Larsen’s heroics from the bench could see him recalled to the starting XI this weekend.

Utrecht

Utrecht ran Ajax close for the most impressive performance of the Eredivisie’s opening week and The Domstedelingen played some electric football in their 4-0 rout of Sparta Rotterdam. Manager René Hake turned Utrecht into one of the best performing teams on the road in the Netherlands last term and the away day specialists will be targeting more points on their travels at Groningen.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Groningen vs Utrecht

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Netherlands Eredivisie
FC Groningen
VS
FC Utrecht
August 21, 2021
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FC Groningen vs FC Utrecht

icon Head to Head

21/08/21
NE
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
0 - 0
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
19/05/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
1 - 0
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
09/01/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
2 - 2
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
18/10/20
NE
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
0 - 0
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
19/12/19
NC
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
0 - 1
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht

FC Groningen

Last 5

18/09/21
NE
Willem II
Willem II
2 - 1
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
12/09/21
NE
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
1 - 1
Heerenveen
Heerenveen
28/08/21
NE
PSV
PSV
5 - 2
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
15/08/21
NE
Cambuur Leeuwarden
Cambuur Leeuwarden
1 - 2
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
06/08/21
EF
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
0 - 0
Venezia
Venezia

FC Utrecht

Last 5

18/09/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
2 - 2
RKC
RKC
11/09/21
NE
FC Twente
FC Twente
1 - 0
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
02/09/21
EF
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
3 - 1
Cercle Brugge
Cercle Brugge
29/08/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
3 - 1
Feyenoord
Feyenoord
15/08/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
4 - 0
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam

Groningen vs Utrecht Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

 

What stadium will the match be played at?

Saturday’s fixture will be played at the Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 21:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 21.

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Utrecht beat Groningen 1-0 when the teams last met on May 19.

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