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The Eerste Divisie match at AFAS Stadion on Friday sees home side Jong AZ doing battle with Jong Utrecht.
Our tips, poll and stats for Jong AZ v Jong Utrecht can all be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Jong AZ, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-1 Eerste Divisie victory vs VVV-Venlo.
In that match, Jong AZ had 49% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Jong AZ was Fedde de Jong (72'). On the other side, VVV-Venlo had 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Jong AZ have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 9 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5. It will be interesting to see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Jong Utrecht will go into the match after a 3-0 Eerste Divisie win with the defeat of Telstar in their previous match.
In that game, Jong Utrecht had 37% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Jong Utrecht, the goals were scored by Mohamed Mallahi (29'), Ruben Kluivert (40') and Nick Venema (54'). Telstar got 19 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Jong Utrecht have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals in all. Defensively, Jong Utrecht certainly have room for improvement.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 30/03/2018 shows that Jong AZ have won 3 of these & Jong Utrecht 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 24 on 12/02/2021 when it ended Jong AZ 3-2 Jong Utrecht.
The referee was Robin Hensgens.
Team News: Jong AZ
The Jong AZ manager Maarten Martens will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Jong Utrecht
With a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Jong Utrecht boss Darije Kalezić doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this clash.
We feel that in this game, Jong Utrecht should have enough to get a goal against this Jong AZ outfit, however that possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 advantage for Jong AZ when all is said and done. Looking forward to this.
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 Player: Fedde de Jong
Usually deployed 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 contributed 2 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 4 appearances.