FC Groningen will be hoping to halt their slide down the Dutch Eredivisie standings when they host De Graafschap on Friday night.
FC Groningen have slipped to 13th in the standings, with a record of 10 wins, five draws and 16 defeats, after a miserable run of form ended their play-off ambitions. They have lost 11 of their last 13 games, winning the other two, and come into this match on a four-game losing run that has failed to see them score in their last three outings.
FC Groningen will be desperate to end that slump at the expense of one the Eredivisie’s strugglers and, despite their dismal form, they are 8/15 favourites to do that with a victory here.
De Graafschap, meanwhile, are second-from-bottom and fighting for their top-flight status. A record of five wins, four draws and 22 losses has left them in the relegation play-off places, but only one point clear of Excelsior Rotterdam in the automatic relegation spot.
De Graafschap cannot climb out of the bottom three so the best they can hope for is the play-offs, but to get in them they need to keep Excelsior Rotterdam at bay by picking up points. They come into this match on the back of two straight defeats and are 5/1 to stop that sequence with a victory, while the draw is priced 3/1.
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