Bet365 tips Sunday Eredivisie clash predictions between AZ Alkmaar and Heerenveen, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Undefeated in the last three league games, ninth place Heerenveen travel to the AFAS Stadion to face AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.
The visitors have the opportunity to take revenge for the 3-0 defeat suffered at the hands of the hosts, when the teams met in the reverse game of November.
After consecutive defeats against FC Utrecht and Ajax, AZ returned to winning ways after a 1-0 victory over Emmen on Saturday.
Pascal JansenThe men on the team were expected to win by a larger margin, as they were facing the last club, but a mixture of splendid goalkeeper and wasteful finish prevented that from happening.
Yukinari Sugawara was the unlikely hero of his team when he came up with the winning goal – the second of the season – 20 minutes from the end.
Sunday’s clash has been known to produce a large number of goals in the past few seasons, as its last three editions have yielded an average of five goals.
However, the Cheeseheads have not been at their usual best attack at home, with only 40% of the goals coming on their own ground.
Courtesy of the 1-0 victory over the Vitesse title contender on Saturday, Heerenveen have scored seven points out of the last nine available.
Henk VeermanThe 12th league goal of the season – and fourth in the last six home games – came in the last 10 minutes and was enough to resolve a clash at the Abe Lenstra Stadion.
Johnny JansenThe men’s team has yet to concede a goal in the last three games, when they defeated two of the top five.
As frightening as the prospect of an away game at AZ seems, De Superfriezen won on the last two visits, so they have every reason to believe they can repeat it.
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All news from the teams
Teun Koopmeiners scored on the reverse, but has not scored in any of the last six games in all competitions.
Ron Vlaar is about to return to action after recovering from a muscle injury, but Pascal Jansen is in no hurry to return the Dutch defender to the team.
The home team will also have to be content with the absence of Dani De Wit, who remains on the sidelines with an ankle problem.
Jonas Svensson he missed much of the season with a calf problem, but he is expected to return to training in the coming weeks.
Ulysses Llanez remains Heerenveen’s only absence during the game, while he returns to full form after recovering from a muscle strain.
Possible initial lineup of AZ Alkmaar:
Bizot; Wijndal, Martins Indi, Hatzidiakos, Sugawara; Stengs, Koopmeiners, Midtsjo; Karlsson, Boadu, Gudmundsson
Possible initial line-up for Heerenveen:
Mulder; Woudenberg, Bochniewicz, Dresevic, Floranus; Veerman, De Jong, Halilovic; Van Der Heide, Veerman, Van Bergen
Probability: AZ Alkmaar 3-1 Heerenveen
Heerenveen is enjoying a purple mini patch at the moment, but we hope that will come to an end when facing an AZ team, which recently returned to winning ways.
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