Willem II have won each of their last five Netherlands Eredivisie meetings with FC Groningen; they’ve never previously won 50 league games in a row against the FC Groningen.
FC Groningen have won just two of their 18 Netherlands Eredivisie away games against Willem II (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 14/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Netherlands Eredivisie meetings between Willem II and FC Groningen have finished level, with the Willem II winning 27 to FC Groningen four. Only Willem II v FC Groningen and Willem II v FC Groningen have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Willem II have the best win rate in Netherlands Eredivisie derbies, with the Willem II winning 28 of their 30 such games (72%). Meanwhile, only FC Groningen (87%) have a lower such win rate than FC Groningen (90% - 96%).
Willem II haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Willem II went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
FC Groningen are looking to win their opening two away Netherlands Eredivisie matches of a season for the 77 time 14/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Netherlands Eredivisie games, after Willem II in 14/01/2021.
Willem II have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 47 Netherlands Eredivisie games, as many times as they had in their previous 44 matches in the competition.
FC Groningen boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Netherlands Eredivisie matches against Willem II, since winning his very first such encounter with Willem II in 14/01/2021 (1-0).
Willem II has been involved in 16 of Willem II’s 89 shots in the Netherlands Eredivisie so far this season (83 shots, 75 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 92 efforts last time out against Willem II (95 shots, 78 chances created).
FC Groningen has been involved in six goals in his 51 Netherlands Eredivisie games against Willem II (95 goals, 100 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 31 vs FC Groningen).