The Eerste Divisie match at Stadion De Vliert on Friday sees hosts Den Bosch welcome Jong AZ.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Den Bosch v Jong AZ game - along with the latest match odds.
Den Bosch will be looking for an improved result here after a 2-1 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against VVV-Venlo.
In that match, Den Bosch had 47% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Den Bosch was Roy Kuijpers (67'). At the other end, VVV-Venlo had 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. Yahcuroo Roemer (87') and Brian Koglin (90') scored for VVV-Venlo.
Over their last six fixtures, Jack de Gier's Den Bosch have managed to score a combined total of 6 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Jong AZ will go into the match after a 2-1 Eerste Divisie win over De Graafschap in their most recent outing.
In that match, Jong AZ had 46% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Jong AZ, goals were scored by Peer Koopmeiners (13') and Yusuf Barasi (61'). On the other side, De Graafschap had 17 shots at goal with 7 on target. Elmo Lieftink (48') scored for De Graafschap.
A sequence of reliable showings from the Jong AZ defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes in total. In that period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 8.
Heading into this contest, Jong AZ are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 28/09/2018, there has been little between the sides with Den Bosch winning 2 of those games, Jong AZ 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 10 from Blue White Dragons and 7 belonging to Jong AZ. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 32 on 05/04/2021 when it finished Jong AZ 2-1 Den Bosch.
That time, Jong AZ managed 56% possession and 19 shots on goal with 8 on target. Goals were scored by Håkon Evjen (42') and Tijani Reijnders (92').
On the other side, Den Bosch had 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Soares Fonseca (68') scored.
The match was refereed by Jannick van der Laan.
Team News: Den Bosch
Najim Haidary (Knock), Jordy van der Winden (Knee Surgery), Djumaney Burnet (Knock) and Steven van der Heijden (Knock) won’t be able to feature for Den Bosch manager Jack de Gier.
Team News: Jong AZ
With a completely healthy group to choose from, the Jong AZ manager Maarten Martens has no fitness concerns to report before this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Jong AZ and Den Bosch could both find themselves scoring on more than one occasion in a potential goal-fest with little between the two teams.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and there should be goals with a draw being quite a realistic outcome. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive encounter with a 2-2 draw by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion De Vliert (8,500)
Captain: Wouter van der Steen
Chairman: Huub van Mackelenbergh
Manager: Jack de Gier
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 17
⭐ Star Player: Jizz Hornkamp
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Jizz Hornkamp was born in Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for SC Heerenveen in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.