Preview: Groningen vs. Heracles – prediction, team news, rosters

Sports Mole preview Sunday’s Eredivisie clash between Groningen and Heracles, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

Groningen and Heracles face off at the Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion on Sunday on Matchday 30 of the 2021-22 Eredivisie season.

Both teams come into this one looking to get back to winning ways after suffering defeat in their respective last outings.


Match Preview

Groningen were beaten 3-1 by Heerenveen when the sides played each other at the Abe Lenstra stadium two Sundays ago.

Danny Buijsthe men went behind to a Sydney van Hooijdonk early strike duty equalized Neraysho Kasanwirjo just before the half hour before second-half goals from Hooijdonk and Sven van Beck decided the contest.

Pride of the North remain eighth in the standings but now have a six-point deficit to close in the race for the final Conference League playoff spot.

Next up is the challenge of an opposing team who have won each of the last three meetings between the teams, including a 4-2 triumph in the reverse fixture in December.

After a 3-1 loss to Ajax in their last home game, Sunday’s hosts will be keen to come out on top this time around and delight their fans.

Heracles Almelo suffered a comprehensive 4-1 loss to in-form Feyenoord two Sundays ago at Erve Asito.

Frank WormuthThe men flew out of the blocks and took a rapid advance through Sinan Bakisbefore the goals Orkun Kokcu, Reiss Nelson, Guus Til and patrick walemark turned the game around.

The Heraclieden still sit 13th in the Eredivisie table, but are now just five points clear of the drop zone with so many games to play.

Having recently picked up their first away win of the season, Sunday’s visitors are now out in search of back-to-back wins on the road.

Groningen Eredivisie form:

Heracles Eredivisie form:

Heracles form (all competitions):


Team News

Heracles Ismail Azzaoui and Kaj Sierhuis both have knee injuries, ruling them out of Sunday’s contest.

Janis Blaswich still faces an extended spell on the sidelines despite missing the last six games with a muscle problem.

Before Bilal Basacikoglu was excellent in the reverse game and will be looking to find assets for his team once again.

Radinio Balker is a guaranteed absentee as he has yet to feature for Groningen this term due to a cruciate ligament injury.

Nineteen years old Tomas Suslov remains unavailable due to a thigh injury, while Jan HoekstraThe season was interrupted prematurely by a shoulder injury.

Possible starting formation from Groningen:
Leeuwenburgh; Meijer, Van Hintum, Te Wierik, Dankerlui; Duarte, Kasanwirjo; Abraham, De Leeuw, El Hankouri; Feedback

Possible starting composition for Heracles:
Bucker; Fadiga, Sonnenberg, Hoogma, Quagliata; Laursen, Schoofs, De la Torre, Hansson; Ouahim, Bakis


We say: Groningen 1-0 Heracles

Groningen struggle to find the back of the net at home, while Heracles struggle to score on the road. We expect a low-scoring affair this weekend and a slim victory for the hosts at the sound of the final whistle.


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