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AZ will do battle with the visiting Fortuna Sittard at AFAS Stadion in the Eredivisie match on Sunday.
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AZ will be looking for another win after a 0-2 Eredivisie triumph vs SC Heerenveen.
For AZ, goals were scored by Dani de Wit (33') and Tijani Reijnders (46').
AZ have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 11 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, AZ:
- haven't lost in the league to Fortuna Sittard in their previous 9 matches. A long run without a loss.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Fortuna Sittard drew 2-2 in the Eredivisie tie with PSV Eindhoven.
For Fortuna Sittard, the goalscorers were Iñigo Córdoba (45') and Burak Yılmaz (99'). Xavi Simons (65') and Ibrahim Sangaré (76') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
Looking at their form, and Fortuna Sittard have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in total. Defensively, Fortuna Sittard seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Coming into this meeting, Fortuna Sittard have not registered a win against AZ in games played away from home for the previous 5 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 03/03/2019 tells us that these encounters have been miserable for Fortuna Sittard. They have not been able to get any wins at all whereas AZ have been superior, winning in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 19 on 16/01/2022 when it finished Fortuna Sittard 1-2 AZ.
That time, Fortuna Sittard had 40% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer was Ben Rienstra (85').
On the other side, AZ had 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Sam Beukema (14') and Yukinari Sugawara (61') scored.
The referee was Rob Dieperink.
Team News: AZ
Sem Westerveld (Knee Injury) and Bruno Martins Indi (Thigh Problems) aren’t available for AZ gaffer Pascal Jansen.
Team News: Fortuna Sittard
Fortuna Sittard boss Julio Velázquez has to choose a team with limited availability. Dimitrios Siovas (Neck Injury) and Arianit Ferati (Head Injury) will not be playing here.
One thing is for certain, Fortuna Sittard won’t find it easy at all to be putting goals past a AZ side who have the capability to dominate proceedings.
We think that it’s going to be a commanding 3-0 victory for AZ when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS Stadion (19,500)
Captain: Bruno Martins Indi
Chairman: René Neelissen
Manager: Pascal Jansen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 2, KNVB Beker (Round of 16), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Round of 16)
⭐ Key Player: Dani de Wit
Generally taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Dani de Wit was born in Hoorn, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Jong Ajax in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in the Eredivisie 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 14 appearances.