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AZ are the guests at Erve Asito on Sunday for the Eredivisie fixture with home team Heracles Almelo.
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Heracles Almelo will be wanting a better result here after a 0-1 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against NEC.
In that game, Heracles Almelo managed 49% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, NEC got 6 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Ali Akman (50') was the scorer for NEC.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Heracles Almelo haven’t conceded. The facts show that Heracles Almelo have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals in the process. We will have to find out if that trend will be continued on here.
Their prior results show that Heracles Almelo:
- have not beaten AZ in their last 4 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
In their last game, AZ drew 2-2 in the Conference League match with Randers.
For AZ, the scorers were Jordy Clasie (24') and Vangelis Pavlidis (34'). Simon Piesinger (27') and Simon Graves (68') scored for Randers.
Looking at their form, and AZ have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals overall. In defence, AZ just haven’t been too solid at all.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 13/04/2018 shows that Heracles Almelo have won 1 of them and AZ 5, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A total of 21 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Heraclieden and 16 for AZ. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Eredivisie match day 34 on 16/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of AZ 5-0 Heracles Almelo.
On that day, AZ had 60% possession and 26 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Goals were scored by Myron Boadu (41', 74'), Jesper Karlsson (50', 57') and Owen Wijndal (87').
Heracles Almelo got 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Jochem Kamphuis.
Team News: Heracles Almelo
Marco Rente (Muscle Injury), Elias Oubella (Knee Injury), Navajo Bakboord (Knee Injury), Giacomo Quagliata (Muscular problems) and Kasper Lunding (Knee Injury) won’t be available for Heracles Almelo gaffer Frank Wormuth.
Team News: AZ
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the AZ boss Pascal Jansen to be concerned about. Jeremy Helmer (Leg Injury) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that Heracles Almelo should be able to get a goal against this AZ team, although one goal is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re going for a 1-2 advantage for AZ at the end of the 90 minutes. Let’s see what eventuates.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Erve Asito (12,080)
Captain: Mats Knoester
Chairman: Hans Bredewoud
Manager: Frank Wormuth
Competitions: Eredivisie position 17