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NEC will be taking on visiting rivals AZ at Goffertstadion in the Eredivisie fixture on Sunday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the NEC v AZ game including the latest game odds.
📏 Form Guide
NEC will be hoping for a better result following a 4-0 Eredivisie defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Twente.
Václav Černý (38'), Virgil Misidjan (61', 76') and Ricky van Wolfswinkel (83') scored for FC Twente.
Fixtures with NEC have tended to be entertaining ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six games alone, the sum total of 21 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 6 of them being chalked up by NEC.
Taking a look at their past results, NEC:
- haven't won against AZ in their previous 3 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of West Ham United in Conference League action, AZ and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Pablo Fornals (94') was the scorer for West Ham United.
A sequence of reliable performances from the AZ defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures combined. In that time, their forwards have scored 11. Even so, we must now wait to see whether that pattern will be maintained here in this game.
Coming into this contest, AZ haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
↔️ Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 30/01/2016 tells us that NEC have won 1 of these & AZ 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined sum of 16 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for NEC and 11 being from AZ. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league game featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 3 on 01/09/2022 and the score finished AZ 1-1 NEC.
The referee was Dennis Higler.
ℹ️ Team News: NEC
Calvin Verdonk (Unknown Injury) and Robin Roefs (Unknown Injury) will not be taking part for NEC boss Rogier Meijer.
In all likelihood, NEC could opt for a 4-3-3 formation this time, utilising Jasper Cillessen, Bart van Rooij, Philippe Sandler, Joris Kramer, Souffian Elkarouani, Dirk Proper, Oussama Tannane, Lasse Schoene, Anthony Musaba, Pedro Marques and Magnus Mattsson.
📋 Team News: AZ
We reckon that AZ seem likely to play in a 4-3-3 formation, giving starts to Mathew Ryan, Yukinari Sugawara, Sam Beukema, Pantelis Hatzidiakos, Milos Kerkez, Sven Mijnans, Jordy Clasie, Tijani Reijnders, Myron van Brederode, Evangelos Pavlidis and Jesper Karlsson.
We believe that NEC have the firepower to find the net against this AZ lineup, but a single goal might not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be both teams to score in a 1-2 win for AZ at the end of this one. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 00:51 17/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goffertstadion (12,500)
Captain: Lasse Schöne
Chairman: Ron van Oijen
Manager: Rogier Meijer
Competitions: Eredivisie position 10
🔑 Star Player: Landry Dimata
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Landry Dimata was born in Belgium. After making a first senior appearance for Oostende in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has hit 9 league goals in this Eredivisie 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 28 appearances.
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