Heerenveen welcomes Groningen in a match of the 30th round of the Dutch Eredivisie.
Heerenveen: The hosts are in the 8th position in the league, after 10 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses, with 39 points won so far. In the previous round, they won (1-2) against Heracles in an away match. Heerenveen can still challenge for the sixth spot if they find a bit of consistency in the remaining five games, although their last five games have seen the Frisians stutter.
Groningen: The away team is currently taking the 15th position of the table, with 29 points won, after 6 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses. They head into this game after a defeat (1-2) against Ajax in a home match. Groningen seeks to end their run of back-to-back defeats to ease any niggling doubt. They have a similar record to their local rivals over the last five games, with four of those games seeing both teams score.
Conclusion: The derby of the North returns and will be a welcome sight for fans of both sides after a pretty mediocre campaign. Also, goals galore is a common feature in this fixture in recent years. Twelve of the last 14 encounters between the sides have produced 3 or more goals, but this fixture last term produced a 0-0 stalemate at the Abe Lenstra. Anyway, we can expect another high-scoring match.
|13.08.17||ERE||Groningen||Heerenveen||3 : 3|
|29.01.17||ERE||Heerenveen||Groningen||0 : 0|
|15.10.16||ERE||Groningen||Heerenveen||0 : 3|
|01.05.16||ERE||Heerenveen||Groningen||1 : 2|
|13.09.15||ERE||Groningen||Heerenveen||3 : 1|