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Groningen vs Fortuna Sittard - Problems on the road to persist for visitors

Danny Buijs’ team to continue brilliant home form
FC Groningen are backed for a comfortable Eredivisie victory over Fortuna Sittard on Sunday. (Getty Images)
FC Groningen are backed for a comfortable Eredivisie victory over Fortuna Sittard on Sunday. (Getty Images)

Groningen vs Fortuna Sittard Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Groningen have won seven of their last eight home matches and have the ideal chance to continue that run against struggling Fortuna Sittard on Sunday. Danny Buijs’ men are backed in the -1 handicap market at 2.30 for the Eredivisie match at the Hitachi Stadion.

FC Groningen Form & Team News


Groningen lost their last Eredivisie match 3-2 away to PEC Zwolle but are a formidable force at the Hitachi Stadion. Danny Buijs’ men have won seven home matches on the trot and it took Eredivisie leaders Ajax to end that streak.

Paul Gladon has earned a starting spot with four goals in his last five Eredivisie appearances. What is even more impressive is that he only started two of these matches.

The Eredivisie’s ninth-placed side can be backed for another home win on Sunday at 1.50. There is great value in the -1 handicap market at 2.30 given Groningen’s fantastic form at the Hitachi Stadion.

Groningen, who host Fortuna Sittard at the Hitachi Stadion, have won seven of their last eight home matches. (Getty Images)
Groningen, who host Fortuna Sittard at the Hitachi Stadion, have won seven of their last eight home matches. (Getty Images)

Fortuna Sittard Form & Team News


Fortuna Sittard were condemned to their ninth successive away defeat when they went down 2-1 to Utrecht. Seven of those defeats have been by two or more goals including a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Heracles and 5-0 drubbings by PSV and PEC Zwolle.

A mid-season cruciate ligament rupture to captain and centre-back Wessel Dammers threw the wheels of Fortuna Sittard’s campaign. Rene Eijer’s men have conceded 38 goals in their last nine away matches, showing how sorely missed Dammers is.

This dreadful run has contributed to Fortuna Sittard having the Eredivisie’s joint worst defensive record with 73 goals conceded. This has led to them hovering dangerously above the relegation playoff zone for much of 2018/19.

Fortuna Sittard’s away day blues mean they are paying big odds of 6.00 for the win on Sunday with a draw priced at 4.33.

Groningen vs Fortuna Sittard Head to Head


Groningen have met Fortuna Sittard 11 times in the Eredivisie since 1995/96, winning seven matches with three draws and just one defeat.

The last encounter ended in a 0-0 draw but Groningen have won all five home fixtures against Fortuna Sittard during this timespan.

Groningen vs Fortuna Sittard Match Up


Paul Gladon scored off the bench in three successive Eredivisie appearances before earning a starting spot against Ajax. Although he didn’t net in that fixture, he was back on target in the next against PEC Zwolle having started the match.

Fortuna Sittard goalkeeper Alexei Coselev will not be looking forward to the task of shutting out Gladon having conceded 73 goals in 32 Eredivisie matches this season. 

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FC Groningen are ninth in the Eredivisie, five places clear of Fortuna Sittard. (Getty Images)

Groningen vs Fortuna Sittard Key Statistics


  • Groningen have won 7 of their last 8 home matches (Eredivisie).
  • Groningen have won all 5 home matches against Fortuna Sittard (Eredivisie).
  • Groningen’s Paul Gladon has scored 4 goals in his last 5 matches (Eredivisie).
  • Fortuna Sittard have lost their last 9 away matches (all competitions).
  • Fortuna Sittard have lost 7 of their last 9 away matches by 2+ goals (all competitions).
  • Fortuna Sittard have conceded 38 goals in their last 9 away matches (all competitions).

Verdict


Groningen are in magnificent form at the Hitachi Stadion and Fortuna Sittard are struggling away. Seven of Fortuna Sittard’s last nine opponents on the road have covered the -1 handicap and Groningen are backed to do so at 2.30.

Best Bet: Groningen -1 Handicap @ 2.30 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Paul Gladon Anytime Goalscorer & Groningen Win @ 2.60 at bet365 - 2 Units 
First Goalscorer Tip: Paul Gladon @ 5.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Groningen Win 3-0 @ 12.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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