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RKC Waalwijk will be hosting away side AZ at Mandemakers Stadion in the Eredivisie tie on Saturday.
All RKC Waalwijk v AZ game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
RKC Waalwijk will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against Willem II.
In that match, RKC Waalwijk had 49% possession and 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Willem II had 20 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Vangelis Pavlidis (54') was the scorer for Willem II.
It has been all too rare in recent games that RKC Waalwijk have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that RKC have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals along the way.
Ahead of this meeting, RKC Waalwijk have not emerged victorious against AZ in their last 5 league games.
After a losing effort in their last game against Ajax in Eredivisie competition, AZ and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, AZ had 39% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Ajax had 21 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Davy Klaassen (66', 90') scored for Ajax.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Pascal Jansen's AZ have slotted home a total of 10 times therefore yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Coming into this contest, AZ remain unbeaten by RKC Waalwijk in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 03/03/2013 shows that RKC Waalwijk have won 1 of them and AZ 5, with the number of drawn results being 0.
In all, 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from RKC and 16 created by AZ. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 7 on 01/11/2020 and the score finished AZ 3-0 RKC Waalwijk.
The match was refereed by Martin van den Kerkhof.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
Hans Mulder (Unknown Injury), Luuk Wouters (Unknown Injury), James Efmorfidis (Unknown Injury), David Min (Unknown Injury) and Morad El Haddouti (Unknown Injury) will not be taking part for RKC gaffer Fred Grim.
Team News: AZ
AZ boss Pascal Jansen has a number of players out of action. Jonas Svensson (Unknown Injury), Pantelis Chatzidiakos (Knee Injury), Jordy Clasie (Unknown Injury) and Jeremy Helmer (Leg Injury) are not ready for selection.
We believe that RKC Waalwijk are certainly able to breach the defence of this AZ side, but one goal isn’t likely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We can see both teams to score in a 1-2 winning score for AZ at the end of the 90 minutes. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mandemakers Stadion (7,500)
Captain: Anas Tahiri
Chairman: Peter Konijnenburg
Manager: Fred Grim
Competitions: Eredivisie position 14
🔑 Key Player: Richard van der Venne
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Richard van der Venne was born in Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Oss in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in 25 appearances.