Groningen broke their undefeated streak of four Eredivisie rounds with a narrow 1:0 loss away to Zwolle last weekend.
The only goal was scored back in the 43rd minute via Nakayama, a bit against the flow as it happened just before the halftime whistle in a half where the visitors have actually shown more.
It was Groningen who continued dominating the field in the second halftime, still, the chances created weren't as sharp as expected. Overall, it was a game where the visitors could have earned more in case they were just slightly more effective.
No doubt that they will want another victory after they have defeated Ajax last time out in Eredivisie at home.
Asoro and Siehuis should lead their attack in a 4-4-2 formation. Offensive midfielder Gudmundsson (11/2) is out injured, while doubtful remains offensive El Hankouri (18/0).
Vitesse was set as a favorite in their game away to Den Haag last Saturday, but they failed to present themselves sharper in a goalless game. It was they who had more of the ball possession, but in quite a meaningless way overall.
Instead of it, it was Den Haag who created chances, especially in the second halftime. Vitesse looked quite vulnerable on counters but finally remained with a clean sheet.
With this draw behind their backs, Vitesse now stands with six undefeated matches run. It includes three games in a row on the road.
The guests should continue with a 4-3-3 formation with Tannane, Linssen, and Buitink as forwards. Offensive Musonda (3/0) and defender Dasa (6/0) should be the only absentees for the visiting side.
FC Groningen has seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Vitesse.
Groningen should be attacking in this one and try to get another positive result in front of their own fans. Vitesse remains very effective away from home and on a positive run.
Both teams have missed just enough in the previous round and the second game in a row would be somewhat too much. An open affair with plenty of chances on both sides is the most expected thing this night.
FC Groningen vs Vitesse betting tips
Over 2.5 & BTTS (Stake: 8)Odds: 2.30 at Bet365
Result: 1-0 LOST (-8 units)