Big Game Focus: Vitesse v Groningen

Vitesse will be hoping to turn around their first leg defeat away to Groningen in the Eredivisie playoffs where they lost by a  2-1 scoreline. 

Groningen will need to show their resilience in defence this week and hope that the hosts don’t continue their impressive record at home.

The big question that begs is whether Groningen can escape with an aggregate win, or are they going to lose out in their Europa League bid?

Betting preview

The hosts have seen Over 2.5 Goals scored in 19 of their last 21 Eredivisie outings, so they should be good to get forward and score goals. Groningen shipped five goals in their last visit to this ground and backing Over 2.5 Goals promises value at odds of 1.60.

Vitesse have won at home to Groningen in the last four meetings at this ground, scoring a total of 14 goals in the process. Vitesse should have enough to win here and they are placed at odds of 1.65 make it through tonight.

Both teams have found the back of the net in all of Vitesse’s last five fixtures whilst Groningen have scored in two of their last three travels. Backing Both Teams to Score looks good and promises good returns at odds of 1.60 here.

Team news

Hillary Gong is the only player who will be unavailable to manager Leonid Slutsky for Vitesse.

Jeffrey Chabot is expected to sit this one out for FC Groningen, who are expected to be unchanged from last time out.

Possible line-ups

Vitesse: Pasveer, Karavaev, Werff, Doekhi, Clarke, Odegaard, Serero, Foor,  Bero, Buitink, Linssen.

Groningen: Padt, Zeefuik, Wierik, Memisevic, Handwerker, Doan, Reis, Looi, Mahi, Sierhuis, Gladon.