GRONINGEN V TWENTE
FC Groningen will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-0 Eredivisie defeat last time out to Ajax.
In that game, FC Groningen managed 27% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Ajax got 23 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Edson Álvarez (40'), Antony (56') and Noussair Mazraoui (81') scored for Ajax.
FC Groningen haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opposition teams during the course of their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, FC Groningen have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 12. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
FC Twente will come into the meeting following on from a 2-3 Eredivisie win against SC Heerenveen in their previous outing.
In that game, FC Twente managed 51% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For FC Twente, the goalscorers were Ricky van Wolfswinkel (10'), Daan Rots (42') and Robin Pröpper (74' Own goal). SC Heerenveen had 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Sven van Beek (66' Own goal) and Henk Veerman (81') scored for SC Heerenveen.
Looking at their form, and FC Twente have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals in all. Defensively, FC Twente can certainly do much better.
Prediction: Both teams to score
ZAGLEBIE LUBIN V JAGIELLONIA
Zagłębie Lubin will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-2 Ekstraklasa victory vs Warta Poznań.
In that match, Zagłębie Lubin managed 43% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Zagłębie Lubin, the goalscorers were Tomáš Zajíc (45') and Patryk Szysz (66'). Warta Poznań had 22 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target.
Paweł Karmelita's Zagłębie Lubin have found the net 8 times over their past 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 8.
Coming into this contest, Zagłębie Lubin haven't lost in the league to Jagiellonia Białystok in their last 6 games.
Jagiellonia Białystok go into this clash following on from a 1-0 Ekstraklasa win to defeat Lech Poznań in their last match.
In that game, Jagiellonia Białystok managed 36% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Jagiellonia Białystok was Jesús Imaz (71'). Lech Poznań had 17 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Jagiellonia Białystok have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 10 goals overall. Defensively, Jagiellonia Białystok just haven’t been too solid at all. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward here, of course.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
DEN BOSCH V TELSTAR
Den Bosch will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-0 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against FC Emmen.
In that game, Den Bosch managed 40% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. FC Emmen got 19 shots at goal with 9 on target. Peter van Ooijen (23') and Azzeddine Toufiqui (60') scored for FC Emmen.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Den Bosch have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Den Bosch have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 14 goals along the way.
Telstar come into this encounter following a 1-0 Eerste Divisie win versus Jong AZ in their previous game.
In that match, Telstar had 42% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Telstar was Glynor Plet (9'). Jong AZ got 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Andries Jonker's Telstar have fired home 6 times - earning them the goals per game average of 1.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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