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AZ vs Heerenveen Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (23/04/2022)

AZ and Heerenveen go head-to-head for three points in the Eredivisie on Saturday. Can Alkmaar emerge from a sticky patch to beat De Superfriezen? 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

AZ have lost just one of their last 13 Eredivisie fixtures in Alkmaar ahead of their clash with Heerenveen on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

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

Over 1.5 AZ Team Goals

A shabby run of just one win in six games has knocked the stuffing out of AZ’s campaign, with poor results dumping them out of the Europa Conference League and triggering a slide down the Eredivisie standings, though Pascal Jansen’s side could rediscover their touch in the final third against Heerenveen on Saturday. AZ have notched at least twice in three of their last four home matches and they hit the net three times when they beat De Superfriezen in August. With that in mind, a stake on the hosts in the over 1.5 team goals market appeals at the odds on offer.

Over 2.5 Goals

AZ’s Eredivisie fixtures have been high on excitement and laden with drama this term, indeed, 72% of their top-flight matches have produced over 2.5 goals, including their 3-1 triumph over Heerenveen when the clubs met in the campaign’s early exchanges. Pascal Jansen’s attacking philosophy should deliver more fireworks against the same opponents on Saturday, so stick to the over 2.5 totals line in Alkmaar.

Vangelis Pavlidis to Score Anytime

Greek striker Vangelis Pavlidis has been a real hit in Alkmaar since his move from Willem II last summer and the 23-year-old scored his 12th Eredivisie goal of the campaign against PEC Zwolle last week. Pavlidis was among the goalscorers when AZ beat Heerenveen in August and the sharp shooter can boost his numbers for the season against the same defence on Saturday.

AZ vs Heerenveen Match Preview and Team News

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Back-up attackers Yusuf Barasi and Jelle Duin are the only injury concerns for AZ Alkmaar this week. Alkmaar dropped down to fifth place last weekend following their dismal 2-1 loss at PEC Zwolle and Pascal Jansen will be pushing his players to drag their performance levels up against Heerenveen on Saturday.

Heerenveen

Heerenveen made it two wins in three games with an excellent 3-1 win over Groningen last weekend, though key defensive pair Ibrahim Dresevic and Rami Kaib picked up suspension triggering yellow cards in the game. They join Joost van Aken and Pawel Bochniewicz on the sidelines for De Superfriezen this weekend.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for AZ vs Heerenveen

Check out our list of the best stats for Saturday’s game below alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

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23/04/22
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11/05/22
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30/04/22
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10/04/22
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3 - 1
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11/05/22
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01/05/22
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3 - 3
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3 - 1
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AZ vs Heerenveen Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

AZ vs Heerenveen prediction

Where are these teams currently placed in the league?

AZ are 5th and Heerenveen are 11th ahead of their clash on Saturday.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 18:45 CET (GMT +1).

Which club is favourite to win this weekend?

AZ are the bookmakers’ favourites to claim three points on Saturday.