Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Den Bosch make the trip to AFAS Stadion on Monday for the Eerste Divisie showdown with hosts Jong AZ.
Our Jong AZ v Den Bosch predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Jong AZ will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-0 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Helmond Sport.
In that game, Jong AZ had 53% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Helmond Sport had 14 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Lance Duijvestijn (2') and Jelle Goselink (63') scored for Helmond Sport.
Fixtures involving Jong AZ have usually been exciting encounters lately with high scoring expected. Over their past 6 games alone, a total of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 7 of these coming from Jong AZ.
Den Bosch will come into the encounter after a 1-0 Eerste Divisie win against FC Oss in their previous outing.
In that match, Den Bosch managed 59% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Den Bosch was Jizz Hornkamp (90'). At the other end, FC Oss had 11 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Indicating their appetite for high-scoring matches, the back of the net has been hit 23 times in the last 6 games in which Den Bosch have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.83 goals per meeting. Opposition teams have got 15 of these goals. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 22/01/2018 shows us that Jong AZ have won 1 of these games & Den Bosch 2, with the number of draws standing at 3.
A total of 16 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 of them from Jong AZ and 10 created by Blue White Dragons. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 19 on 11/01/2021 when it ended Den Bosch 1-2 Jong AZ.
The referee was Nick Smit.
Team News: Jong AZ
Jong AZ boss Michel Vonk has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match with a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Den Bosch
Den Bosch boss Jack de Gier has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Najim Haidary (Knock), Adrien Bongiovanni (Shoulder Injury), Paco van Moorsel (Calf Injury), Teun van Grunsven (Knock), Christophe van Zutphen (Knock) and Jordy van der Winden (Knee Surgery) won’t be making appearances. Junior van der Velden will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the view that Den Bosch will likely create enough chances to find the back of the net against this Jong AZ side, however it might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Jong AZ by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS Stadion (17,023)
Captain: Peer Koopmeiners
Chairman: René Neelissen
Manager: Michel Vonk
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 19
🔑 Key Man: Mohamed Taabouni
Mostly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Mohamed Taabouni was born in Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Jong AZ in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has accumulated 8 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 26 appearances.