PEC Zwolle and Groningen meet at IJsseldelta Stadion, in a match for the 32nd round of the Eredivisie. PEC Zwolle earned away by (0-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 09-02-2018. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total equilibrium between these two teams, since there were 2 victories for each team in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 30-09-2017, for the Eredivisie, which ended with the victory of PEC Zwolle by (3-2). The goals of the match were scored by S. Nijland (19 ‘), R. Thomas (60’) and Y. Mokhtar (90 ‘), for PEC Zwolle, and R. Doan (15′) and T. van Weert (54). ‘), for the Groningen. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
After 10 wins, 5 draws and 16 losses, the home team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 35 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Vitesse by (4-1), after in the previous match they lost by (2-0), in a match against Willem II. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 30 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 22 suffered. In the last 10 home league matches PEC Zwolle has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 30 possible. In 31 matches in the competition, they have conceded the first goal 18 times and have only won 1 result.
The evolution that the Zwolle had in the Dutch championship was very good and aims to stay that way until the end of the competition. To achieve this you will need to have attitude and determination, improve performance in the field and reduce errors, to have good results. Thus, you must enter the field focused on canceling your opponent, having a solid defense and an efficient attack. If you can achieve this with perfection at least a draw you can conquer. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 42 points won, after 12 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Heerenveen, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Ajax, by (0-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last 10 away league matches Groningen has a record of 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 30 possible. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 15 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 31 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 12 times and have only won 1 result. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for this competition: they have scored 5 of their 11 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The evolution that Groningen had in the Dutch championship was very good, but it is aware that it can not be accommodated. It is evident that in the field he will need to show a solid football, with maturity and quality, that in all the sectors of the field, because thus the tendency to have good markers diminishes. Therefore, he hopes to show something even better in this round, because he wants and needs a victory to achieve his goals. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.