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AZ arrive at Covebo Stadion – De Koel on Saturday for the Eredivisie game with home side VVV-Venlo.
All VVV-Venlo v AZ match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
VVV-Venlo will be hoping for a better result after a 3-1 Eredivisie defeat last time out to FC Utrecht.
The only name on the scoresheet from VVV-Venlo was Giorgos Giakoumakis (91'). Mimoun Mahi (61', 95') and Bart Ramselaar (85') scored for FC Utrecht.
VVV-Venlo have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 10 during that time and have conceded a total of 8. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, VVV-Venlo:
- have not won against AZ in their last 7 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
AZ head into the meeting following a 3-1 Eredivisie win against SC Heerenveen in their most recent fixture.
For AZ, the goals were scored by Calvin Stengs (20'), Teun Koopmeiners (47') and Albert Guðmundsson (81'). Lasse Schöne (54') was the scorer for SC Heerenveen.
Looking at their form, and AZ have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, AZ have some weaknesses to address.
Ahead of this clash, AZ are unbeaten in their previous 12 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 03/12/2017 shows us that VVV-Venlo have won 0 of these & AZ 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 4 of them for Venlose trots and 10 belonging to AZ. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 5 on 17/10/2020 which ended up with the score at AZ 2-2 VVV-Venlo.
The match was refereed by Christiaan Bax.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
Kristopher Da Graca (Groin Injury), Lukas Schmitz (Unknown Injury), Tristan Dekker (Unknown Injury) and Thorsten Kirschbaum (Knock) won’t be available for VVV gaffer Hans de Koning.
Team News: AZ
AZ boss Pascal Jansen has a number of players out of action. Calvin Stengs (Corona virus), Jonas Svensson (Thigh Problems), Jeremy Helmer (Leg Injury) and Jordy Clasie (Pubitis) are not able to play. Pantelis Chatzidiakos will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that VVV-Venlo have enough to put a goal past this AZ team, but a single goal might not quite be enough to give them the result that they want.
Our tip is for a narrow 1-2 advantage for AZ after 90 minutes. Hopefully this is a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Covebo Stadion – De Koel (8,000)
Captain: Danny Post
Chairman: Hai Berden
Manager: Hans de Koning
Competitions: Eredivisie position 14, KNVB Beker (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Key Man: Giorgos Giakoumakis
Usually playing in the Striker position, Giorgos Giakoumakis was born in Heraklion, Greece. After having made a senior debut playing for in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 22 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 21 appearances.