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Groningen vs. Zwolle 5/16/2021 Dutch Eredivisie Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Groningen encounters Zwolle on 5/16/2021.

Groningen clashes with Zwolle in a regular season match. Groningen with a record of 8.0-11.0-14.0 this season comes into this game with a 3.0-5.0-9.0 record on the road. Zwolle is 8.0-11.0-14.0 this season and is 5.0-6.0-5.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Groningen and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Zwolle after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Groningen.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Zwolle and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Zwolle than game on their home pitch?

The Groningen Roster

The Players to Watch for the Groningen

Ko Itakura DF

Ko Itakura has 13.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ko Itakura had 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Ko Itakura had 33 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Ko Itakura has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ko Itakura has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ko Itakura has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Bart van Hintum DF

As a shooter, Bart van Hintum had 8.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Bart van Hintum has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Bart van Hintum has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Bart van Hintum has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bart van Hintum has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bart van Hintum has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Daniël van Kaam MF

As a shooter, Daniël van Kaam had 22.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Daniël van Kaam had 5.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Daniël van Kaam had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Groningen teammates, Daniël van Kaam had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Daniël van Kaam has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Daniël van Kaam has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Jørgen Strand Larsen FW

As a shooter, Jørgen Strand Larsen had 54.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Jørgen Strand Larsen has 23.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Jørgen Strand Larsen has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Groningen teammates, Jørgen Strand Larsen had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jørgen Strand Larsen has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jørgen Strand Larsen has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 37 fouls this season. He has drawn 33 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Ahmed El Messaoudi MF

Ahmed El Messaoudi has 47.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ahmed El Messaoudi had 18.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Ahmed El Messaoudi had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Ahmed El Messaoudi has 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ahmed El Messaoudi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ahmed El Messaoudi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 46 fouls this season. He has drawn 25 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Damil Dankerlui DF

As a shooter, Damil Dankerlui had 17.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Damil Dankerlui had 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Damil Dankerlui had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Groningen teammates, Damil Dankerlui had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Damil Dankerlui has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Damil Dankerlui has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Mohamed El Hankouri MF

As a shooter, Mohamed El Hankouri had 33.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Mohamed El Hankouri has 13.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Mohamed El Hankouri had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Groningen teammates, Mohamed El Hankouri had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Mohamed El Hankouri has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mohamed El Hankouri has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 27 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Gabriel Gudmundsson DF,MF

As a shooter, Gabriel Gudmundsson had 27.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Gabriel Gudmundsson had 7.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Gabriel Gudmundsson had 18 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Gabriel Gudmundsson has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gabriel Gudmundsson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gabriel Gudmundsson has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 30 fouls this season. He has drawn 39 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

The Zwolle Roster

The Players to Watch for the Zwolle

Sam Kersten DF

As a shooter, Sam Kersten had 9.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Sam Kersten has 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Sam Kersten has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Sam Kersten has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sam Kersten has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sam Kersten has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 26 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Dean Huiberts MF

Dean Huiberts has 18.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Dean Huiberts has 6.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Dean Huiberts has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Zwolle teammates, Dean Huiberts had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dean Huiberts has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dean Huiberts has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 34 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Yuta Nakayama DF,MF

As a shooter, Yuta Nakayama had 29.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yuta Nakayama had 12.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Yuta Nakayama has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Zwolle teammates, Yuta Nakayama had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Yuta Nakayama has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yuta Nakayama has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 16 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Kenneth Paal DF

As a shooter, Kenneth Paal had 16.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Kenneth Paal has 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Kenneth Paal has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Zwolle teammates, Kenneth Paal had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kenneth Paal has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kenneth Paal has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 27 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Thomas Lam DF,MF

As a shooter, Thomas Lam had 23.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Thomas Lam has 9.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Thomas Lam had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Zwolle teammates, Thomas Lam had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Thomas Lam has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Thomas Lam has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Bram van Polen DF

As a shooter, Bram van Polen had 20.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Bram van Polen has 6.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Bram van Polen has 21 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Zwolle teammates, Bram van Polen had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Bram van Polen has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bram van Polen has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Sai van Wermeskerken DF

As a shooter, Sai van Wermeskerken had 26.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Sai van Wermeskerken has 8.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Sai van Wermeskerken had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Zwolle teammates, Sai van Wermeskerken had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sai van Wermeskerken has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sai van Wermeskerken has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Mustafa Saymak MF

As a shooter, Mustafa Saymak had 30.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Mustafa Saymak had 8.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Mustafa Saymak had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Mustafa Saymak has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mustafa Saymak has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mustafa Saymak has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 27 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Groningen Team Stats

The Groningen Offensive Stats and Metrics

Groningen scored 1.18 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Groningen scored those goals off assists 85.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.00 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Groningen converted on 0.31 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Groningen attempted 3.79 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Groningen is able to get 32.7% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Groningen Defensive Stats and Metrics

Groningen gave up 0.91 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.58 shots were saved by Groningen goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 73.7% of shots on target were saved by Groningen goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 36.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Groningen. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Groningen Utility Stats

Zwolle tried 16.52 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Zwolle in the top 45 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Zwolle has successfully intercepted 12.97 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Zwolle in the top 21 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Zwolle has committed 11.24 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Zwolle in the top 14 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Zwolle drew 10.36 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Zwolle in the top 88 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Zwolle committed an offside 1.94 times. Zwolle is in the top 66 percentile in offside calls against them.

Zwolle Team Stats

The Zwolle Offensive Stats and Metrics

Zwolle scored 1.09 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Zwolle was able to score 0.76 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Zwolle converted on 0.24 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Zwolle attempted 4.64 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Zwolle attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 36.1% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Zwolle Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Zwolle was able to hold opponents to 1.55 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.79 shots were saved by Zwolle goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Zwolle goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 67.7% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Zwolle goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 18.2% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Zwolle Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Zwolle had 16.52 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Zwolle is in the top 45 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Zwolle had 12.97 interceptions. This puts Zwolle in the top 21 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Zwolle has committed 11.24 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Zwolle is in the top 14 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Zwolle drew 10.36 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Zwolle in the top 88 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Zwolle committed an offside 1.94 times. Zwolle is in the top 66 percentile in offside calls against them.

Groningen vs. Zwolle Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Groningen 2 Zwolle 0

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