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Jong AZ are going up against visiting side De Graafschap at AFAS Stadion in the Eerste Divisie match on Monday.
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Jong AZ will be wanting a better result here after a 0-1 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Jong Utrecht.
In that game, Jong AZ had 58% possession and 18 shots at goal with 4 on target. Jong Utrecht had 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Nick Venema (57') scored for Jong Utrecht.
Maarten Martens's Jong AZ have hit the back of the net a sum total of 7 times over their past six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 5.
Coming into this meeting, Jong AZ have not lost a league tie with De Graafschap in their last 2 matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against FC Volendam in Eerste Divisie competition, De Graafschap and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, De Graafschap had 55% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. FC Volendam got 18 shots on goal with 6 on target. Gaetano Oristanio (42'), Daryl van Mieghem (45') and Robert Mühren (53') scored for FC Volendam.
During their 6 most recent matches, Reinier Robbemond's De Graafschap have managed to stick the ball in the net 9 times, yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 01/12/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Jong AZ winning 2 of those games, De Graafschap 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 26 in total which averages out at 4.33 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter between the two was Eerste Divisie match day 26 on 26/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of De Graafschap 1-1 Jong AZ.
The referee was Richard Martens.
Team News: Jong AZ
The Jong AZ boss Maarten Martens will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: De Graafschap
De Graafschap manager Reinier Robbemond has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Hamza Bouihrouchane (Minor Knock), Milan Hilderink (Knock), Thomas Kleinpenning (Minor Knock) and Ted van de Pavert (Cheekbone Fracture) will miss out on this game.
We think that Jong AZ may find it difficult to get anything against this De Graafschap lineup who we think should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
Therefore, we predict a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for De Graafschap at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS Stadion (19,400)
Chairman: René Neelissen
Manager: Maarten Martens
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 1
🔑 Star Man: Fedde de Jong
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Fedde de Jong was born in Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for Jong AZ in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored 2 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 4 appearances.