On Friday, March 15, 2024, the two promotion contenders will meet at Euroborg to determine who will fight Roda and Willem II for direct entry into the Eredivisie. Yes, today, we offer you a prediction on the Groningen vs De Graafschap match.

Groningen is 4th in the Eerste Divisie and is one point away from 2nd place. The Trots van het Noorden can owe this position to their 6-match winning streak, which can be interrupted or continued in the game.

De Graafschap could also boast a winning streak if they hadn’t lost to Ajax’s junior team in their previous game. The team needs three points to move up from 6th to 2nd place.

Groningen vs De Graafschap: What to Expect

FC Groningen

Trots van het Noorden are on an incredible run, sweeping away everyone in their path. Moreover, Dick Lukkien’s men almost knocked Feyenoord out of the Dutch Cup.

It is also particularly impressive that Groningen scores a lot and rarely concedes – 23 goals scored and 6 conceded in the previous 10 matches. 

The fighting spirit and desire to win was especially evident in the previous away game against Jong PSV when FC Groningen conceded in the last minute of standard time. Marvin Peersman pulled out the last compensated victory for the visitors.

Groningen’s big advantage is the balance of their lineup, starting with Romano Postema, the team’s leading scorer, and ending with Hidde Jurjus, who protects the goal.

De Graafschap

Superboeren can also boast a good run this season, but De Graafschap needs more stability.

The team manages to defeat one of its direct competitors, VVV-Venlo (3:0) but suddenly loses to Jong Ajax (0:2), one of the championship’s outsiders.

This instability prevents De Graafschap from gaining a foothold among the championship leaders. Yes, their position in the playoffs is practically unthreatened, as the gap from 9th place is ten points, but they want to fight for a direct place in the Eredivisie, and for this, they need to win matches like FC Groningen vs De Graafschap.

The main problem is that the team’s defense is rather weak. The team concedes in almost every game, making it very difficult to cling to higher positions.

Groningen vs De Graafschap: Head-to-Head

In the history of this confrontation, the hosts of the upcoming match have a clear advantage, but it is worth noting that De Graafschap won in the first round.

Groningen vs De Graafschap H2H
2023/24 Season
De Graafschap21FC Groningen
2022/23 Season
FC Groningen10De Graafschap
De Graafschap01FC Groningen
2021/22 Season
FC Groningen31De Graafschap
De Graafschap12FC Groningen

Groningen vs De Graafschap: Possible Lineups

Wouter Prins, who recently started playing in the home team’s first team, will not play for the hosts in the match Groningen – De Graafschap, but this loss is not critical.

Rio Hillen, who was injured in October of last year, will not play for De Graafschap.

Groningen vs De Graafschap Lineups
FC GroningenDe Graafschap
GoalkeepersHidde JurjusThijs Jansen
DefendersIsak Dybvik Määttä, Marvin Peersman, Marco Rente, Leandro BacunaAlexander Büttner, Xandro Schenk, Joran Hardeman, Jeffrey Fortes
MidfieldersLuciano Valente, Johan Hove, Laros Duarte, Jorg SchreudersDonny Warmerdam, Philip Brittijn, Tristan van Gilst, Simon Colyn, Giovanni Büttner
ForwardsRomano Postema, Thom van BergenDevin Haen

Groningen vs De Graafschap: Match Prediction

On March 15, we will have an exciting game because De Graafschap is a very unpredictable opponent who will not let go easily and will give the hosts a fight.

In the match Groningen vs De Graafschap, we expect a productive game from both teams with many goals and a real fight from both sides.

Groningen vs De Graafschap prediction: Total Goals Over 2.5, or Both Teams to Score.

The Prediction
Total Over 2.5 (~odds 1.65)orBoth Teams to Score (~odds 1.61)