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The Eredivisie game at AFAS Stadion on Saturday will see home side AZ play opponents Fortuna Sittard.
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AZ are hoping to win again following a 1-3 Eredivisie success against RKC Waalwijk.
In that match, AZ had 60% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For AZ, the goalscorers were Albert Guðmundsson (28'), Myron Boadu (63') and Calvin Stengs (82'). RKC Waalwijk had 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. Thijs Oosting (17') was the scorer for RKC Waalwijk.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that things are going according to plan in the AZ rearguard. AZ have been stingy, with the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 games standing at 4. However, time will tell whether the trend shall continue on here in this game.
Their previous form shows that AZ:
- have not lost a league tie with Fortuna Sittard in their previous 6 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Fortuna Sittard head into the clash following on from a 3-0 Eredivisie win over FC Twente in their last fixture.
In that match, Fortuna Sittard managed 40% possession and 21 shots at goal with 10 on target. For Fortuna Sittard, the goals were scored by Lisandro Semedo (25', 74') and Mats Seuntjens (63'). FC Twente got 4 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Sjors Ultee's Fortuna Sittard have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 10 times - giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Going into this one, Fortuna Sittard have not emerged victorious against AZ in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results going back to 27/10/2001 tells us that these encounters have been disappointments for Fortuna Sittard. They’ve not been able to get themselves any wins at all while AZ have just been stronger than them, running out winners in 83 per cent of those ties.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league contest between these sides was Eredivisie match day 3 on 26/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Fortuna Sittard 3-3 AZ.
The referee was Bjorn Kuipers.
Team News: AZ
Pantelis Chatzidiakos (Knee Injury), Jeremy Helmer (Leg Injury) and Teun Koopmeiners (Corona virus) will not be taking part for AZ manager Pascal Jansen.
Team News: Fortuna Sittard
Sittard boss Sjors Ultee has to currently contend with reduced team options. Dario van den Buijs (Hamstring Injury) and Mickaël Tirpan (Unknown Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re thinking that Fortuna Sittard should be able to get a goal against this AZ lineup, although that is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for AZ after the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS Stadion (17,023)
Captain: Teun Koopmeiners
Chairman: René Neelissen
Manager: Pascal Jansen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 3
⭐ Key Player: Jesper Karlsson
Generally taking up the Right Wing position, Jesper Karlsson was born in Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for Falkenbergs FF in the 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 9 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 29 appearances.