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AZ vs Heerenveen Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (22/05/2022)

AZ and Heerenveen meet in the second leg of the clubs’ Europa League playoff semi-finals on Sunday. Can AZ overturn a narrow deficit this weekend? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

AZ vs Heerenveen – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Heerenveen beat AZ 3-2 in the first leg of the teams’ playoff semi-finals on Thursday evening. Can De Superfriezen cause another upset on Sunday? Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Both Teams to Score

Thursday’s playoff semi-final first-leg encounter between Heerenveen and AZ at the Abe Lenstra Stadion was a pulsating tussle, where both teams traded blows in a 3-2 win for De Superfriezen. That was the fourth straight meeting between the clubs where BTTS was a winning bet and with so much on the line on Sunday, we’re tipping both sides to push for goals and glory again.

Over 2.5 Goals

Following the ferociously contested and hugely entertaining clash between AZ and Heerenveen in midweek, supporters should expect more blood and thunder in the pivotal return fixture in Alkmaar. Nine of AZ’s last ten assignments have produced over 2.5 goals and their pursuit of parity this weekend should guarantee another high-scoring skirmish at the AFAS Stadion.

Vangelis Pavlidis to Score Anytime

Prolific Greek striker Vangelis Pavlidis notched one of AZ’s goals just after the hour mark on Thursday and the 23-year-old has scored five times in his last five appearances overall. Pavlidis is achieving cult status with the Alkmaar supporters for his impactful performances and the ex-Willem II star is worth backing to continue his streak on Sunday.

AZ vs Heerenveen Match Preview and Team News

AZ

Ron Vlaar is still in the treatment room with a muscle complaint for AZ, while Yusuf Barasi is also rated as doubtful. Alkmaar were leading 2-1 in the dying embers of Thursday’s first leg before they were pegged back and eventually beaten by two last gasp Heerenveen goals. AZ are still favourites to get the job done in the return leg on Sunday, however.

Heerenveen

Defenders Pawel Bochniewicz, Nick Bakker and Joost van Aken are all expected to miss out for Heerenveen again on Sunday. De Superfriezen recorded a miraculous comeback victory on Thursday evening, though their task is only half complete. Ole Tobiasen’s troops will have to be at their very best on Sunday to upset the odds against AZ.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for AZ vs Heerenveen

Below you can read our list of the top stats for Sunday’s fixture alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

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AZ vs Heerenveen Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

AZ vs Heerenveen prediction

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Heerenveen beat AZ 3-2 in the first leg of the team’s playoff semi-finals on Thursday.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 14:30 CET (GMT +1).

Where will Sunday’s game be played?

AZ vs Heerenveen will be contested at the AFAS Stadion this weekend.