UTRECHT. FC Utrecht found a way to turn the tables against FC Groningen to win 2-1. It was FC Groningen to strike first with a goal of F. Kruger at the 40′. Then it was a goal in the 62′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, S. van de Streek gave the win to FC Utrecht in the 84′ minute.
The match was played at the Stadion Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht on Sunday and it started at 12:15 pm local time. The referee was Edwin van de Graaf with the collaboration of Freek Vandeursen and Rob van de Ven. The 4th official was Robin Vereijken. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 12.2 degrees Celsius or 53.98 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 80%.
The ball possession was not so different. FC Utrecht was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. FC Groningen that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.
Attitude and shots
FC Utrecht was putting more pressure with 28 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why FC Utrecht won the match.
FC Utrecht shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, FC Groningen shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.
FC Utrecht received 3 yellow cards (S. Klaiber, M. Sagnan and T. Booth). Regarding the opposition, FC Groningen received 1 yellow card (L. Valente).
After playing this match, FC Utrecht will have 21 points to sit in the 7th place. On the other side, FC Groningen will stay with 12 points like Fortuna Sittard to hold in the 14th place.
In the next match in the Eredivisie, FC Utrecht will play away against FC Volendam on the 12th of November with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of FC Utrecht (2 draws).
FC Groningen will host Fortuna Sittard on the 13th of November with a 4-2 head to head statistic in favor of FC Groningen (1 draw).
FC Utrecht – Formation
FC Utrecht started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Henk Fraser decided to play with the following team: Vasilis Barkas, Sean Klaiber , Mike Van der Hoorn , Modibo Sagnan , Mark van der Maarel , Luuk Brouwers , Jens Toornstra , Taylor Booth , Sander van de Streek , Anastasios Douvikas and Daishawn Redan .
The home team had on the bench: Can Bozdoğan, Fabian De Keijzer, Bas Dost, Calvin Raatsie, Naoki Maeda, Hidde ter Avest, Amin Younes , Ruben Kluivert, Moussa Sylla, Rocco Robert Shein, Djevencio van der Kust and Othman Boussaid .
FC Utrecht made 4 changes: D. Redan for A. Younes (57′), L. Brouwers for O. Boussaid (58′), A. Douvikas for B. Dost (67′) and T. Booth for R. Kluivert (89′).
Best player: Taylor Booth
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for FC Utrecht was Taylor Booth.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 35 passes (88% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 11. He performed 8 crosses.
FC Groningen – Formation
FC Groningen started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
Frank Wormuth played with: Peter Leeuwenburgh, Neraysho Kasanwirjo , Mike te Wierik , Marin Šverko , Damil Dankerlui , Joey Pelupessy , Laros Duarte , Isak Dybvik Määttä , Luciano Valente , Ricardo Pepi and Florian Krüger .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Thom van Bergen, Yahya Kalley, Ragnar Oratmangoen , Jan Hoekstra, Jan de Boer, Cyril Ngonge, Jorg Schreuders, Emmanuel Matuta, Daleho Irandust, Ramon Pascal Lundqvist and Thijmen Blokzijl.
FC Groningen made 4 changes: I. Dybvik Maatta for R. Oratmangoen (81′), F. Kruger for Y. Kalley (81′), L. Valente for R. Lundqvist (81′) and D. Dankerlui for C. Ngonge (89′).
Best player: Ricardo Pepi
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for FC Groningen was Ricardo Pepi.
His rating iswith 22 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 11.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie.