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The Eredivisie match at GelreDome on Sunday will see home team Vitesse welcome AZ.
Our Vitesse v AZ predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Vitesse go into this fixture coming off the back of a 3-3 Conference League drawn game versus Rennes.
For Vitesse, the goals were scored by Daan Huisman (43'), Thomas Buitink (75') and Loïs Openda (90'). Gaëtan Laborde (9', 39', 69') was the scorer for Rennes.
Vitesse have been conceding pretty frequently lately, but they’ve also found ways to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Vitesse have conceded in 6 of them while also scoring in 5 of those games. With no two games being the same, we must now wait to see if that pattern will be maintained in this next game or not.
Previously, AZ drew 1-1 in the Conference League match with Baumit Jablonec.
The only scorer from AZ was Håkon Evjen (44'). Miloš Kratochvíl (7') was the scorer for Baumit Jablonec.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring AZ, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell works out to just 2.33, with the number of goals averaged by AZ being 1.17.
Taking a look at their past results, AZ:
- have not won against Vitesse in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 18/04/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with Vitesse winning 2 of those games, AZ 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A sum of 21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 10 of them for Vitas and 11 for AZ. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league clash between the two was Eredivisie match day 25 on 07/03/2021 when it finished Vitesse 2-1 AZ.
The match was refereed by Pol van Boekel.
Team News: Vitesse
The Vitesse manager Thomas Letsch will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match owing to a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: AZ
Owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from, the AZ boss Pascal Jansen has no fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
Here is a game where Vitesse will need to push hard to see themselves scoring against this AZ team who we think will likely be able to grind out a win.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for AZ when all is said and done.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GelreDome (25,000)
Captain: Danilho Doekhi
Chairman: Henk Parren
Manager: Thomas Letsch
Competitions: Eredivisie position 5, KNVB Beker (Second round), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group G)
🔑 Star Player: Loïs Openda
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Loïs Openda was born in Liège, Belgium. Having made a first senior appearance for Club Brugge in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in this Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 13 appearances.