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RKC Waalwijk will visit AFAS Stadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie clash with home side AZ.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for AZ v RKC Waalwijk can be seen below including the latest game odds.
AZ will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-3 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against RKC Waalwijk.
The only scorer from AZ was Dani de Wit (45'). Finn Stokkers (18') and Juriën Gaari (64') scored for RKC Waalwijk.
It has not been often in recent times that AZ have kept a clean sheet. In fact, AZ have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals in the process. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Going into this contest, AZ are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
For 5 of the previous six clashes involving RKC Waalwijk, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game during that period works out to a meagre 2.33, with the number of goals averaged by RKC equalling 1.17.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that RKC Waalwijk:
- have not registered a win against AZ when having played them away from home in the previous 11 matches in the league. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 11/08/2019 shows that AZ have won 5 of them and RKC Waalwijk 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
A combined sum of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 16 for AZ and 2 created by RKC. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The last league match between these sides was Eredivisie match day 34 on 15/05/2022 and the score finished AZ 1-3 RKC Waalwijk.
Team News: AZ
Jelle Duin (Surgery) and Jeremy Helmer (Leg Injury) will be missing for AZ manager Pascal Jansen.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
In an otherwise available group of players, there is just the sole fitness issue for the RKC Waalwijk manager Joseph Oosting to contend with. Sebbe Augustijns (Fibula Fracture) misses out for this game.
We’re of the opinion that AZ will, in all likelihood, stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
Conversely, RKC Waalwijk are also probably going to find it difficult to get shooting opportunities but we do fancy them getting the chances to score, too.
We can therefore see a comfortable 3-1 winning score for AZ at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS Stadion (19,500)
Captain: Owen Wijndal
Chairman: René Neelissen
Manager: Pascal Jansen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 5, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Vangelis Pavlidis
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Vangelis Pavlidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. Having made his senior debut playing for VfL Bochum in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has hit 14 league goals in this Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 31 appearances.