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Prediction: VVV-Venlo vs AZ Alkmaar – preview and betting tips

Bet365 tips forecasts Eredivisie clash Saturday between VVV-Venlo and AZ Alkmaar, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.

Having suffered consecutive defeats in the league, VVV-Venlo host AZ Alkmaar at Covebo Stadion on Saturday looking to get back to winning ways.

On the other hand, AZ is looking for a third victory in the jump, in order to maintain pressure on those around them in the race for European qualification.


Match analysis

Since the 3-0 defeat by Ajax on the last day of January, AZ has scored the most points in the championship, scoring four goals and conceding just one.

The lone goal he suffered during that time came in his most recent victory, which was a 3-1 victory over Heerenveen on Sunday.

Yet, Pascal JansenThe men are still 10 points behind the league leaders, so maybe second place is a more achievable goal.

In the reverse clash in October, the Cheeseheads were on track for all three points, but were surprised in the last seven minutes, with Venlo double and drawing 2-2.

In total, they have won 12 in the last 17 meetings between the two teams, including five wins in the last six away games.

The form of VVV at Eredivisie has declined in the past two weeks, with two consecutive losses following a five-game unbeaten run before that.

Somewhere else, Hans from KoningThe team’s men advanced to the KNVB-Beker semi-finals thanks to a 2-1 win over extra time against NEC Nijmegen.

Waiting for the next round is Vitesse, who were defeated by the hosts on Saturday in a comprehensive 4-1 win when the teams met in January.

This is the first time that Venlose Trots has reached the last 16 of the Dutch Cup since 1988, and they will hope to take it a step further by booking a spot in the April final.

But for now, the main objective is to contain the current fall in form and stay in the way is a team that has struggled in recent seasons.

Form VVV-Venlo Eredivisie: WDWWLL
VVV-Venlo form (all competitions): WWWLLW

AZ Form Alkmaar Eredivisie: WWLLWW
AZ Alkmaar form (all competitions): LWLLWW


All news from the teams

AZ Alkmaar players seem discouraged against Real Sociedad on November 5, 2020

AZ’s Pantelis Hatzidiakos will serve a one-game suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season in victory over Heerenveen.

In your absence, Timo Letschert it is expected to reach the team in its eighth start of the season in the league, and only in the third of 2021.

Ron Vlaar is approaching a return to action after recovering from a muscle injury, but Sunday’s game will arrive too early for the defender.

The others absent for visitors are Dani De Wit (ankle injury), Jonas Svensson (calf injury) and Jordy Clasie (muscle injury).

Guus Hupperts has been out of the game due to a knee problem since December, although he has been on the bench several times since.

Tristan Dekker he is still a few weeks away from returning to action while fighting a muscle break, and he will lose the game.

Possible initial line-up of VVV-Venlo:
Kirschbaum; Guwara, Da Graça, Gelmi, Pachonik; Linthorst, Donis, Post; Van Crooy, Giakoumakis, John

Possible initial lineup of AZ Alkmaar:
Bizot; Wijndal, Martins Indi, Hatzidiakos, Sugawara; Stengs, Koopmeiners, Midtsjo; Karlsson, Boadu, Gudmundsson


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Probability: VVV-Venlo 1-2 AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar has proven to be strong away from home so far and we hope they will win the three points away from home again, albeit by a small margin.


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