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Heerenveen vs AZ Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (19/05/2022)

Heerenveen and AZ meet in the first leg of the clubs’ Europa League playoff semi-finals on Thursday. Can De Superfriezen build a lead to take to Alkmaar? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Heerenveen vs AZ – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

AZ have already beaten Heerenveen twice this term. Can the visitors complete a hattrick of wins on Thursday? 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

Heerenveen’s late dash and qualification for the Eredivisie’s Europa League Playoffs under interim-boss Ole Tobiasen has been remarkable and De Superfriezen should provide stiff opposition for favourites AZ in Thursday’s semi-final first leg. Both teams scored in each of the two previous meetings between the clubs this term and there is enough attacking talent on show to ensure that the net rattles at both ends again at Abe Lenstra Stadion.

Over 2.5 Goals

Ole Tobiasen has overseen major improvements since taking temporary charge at Heerenveen and alongside posting some excellent results, De Superfriezen’s contests have also been great value in terms of entertainment. 100% of their last six Eredivisie assignments have produced over 2.5 goals and the same market appeals this week when Heerenveen line up against an attack-minded AZ outfit.

Amin Sarr to Score Anytime

Amin Sarr put Heerenveen in front when they last played AZ in April and the promising attacker has notched five times in 13 appearances overall since joining the club from Swedish club Mjallby in January. Sarr’s reputation has exploded since his jump to the Netherlands and the exciting 21-year-old is worth backing to make his mark again on Thursday.

Heerenveen vs AZ Match Preview and Team News

Heerenveen

Pawel Bochniewicz, Nick Bakker and Joost van Aken are all expected to miss out for Heerenveen again this week, leaving interim-boss Ole Tobiasen without three players in defence. De Superfriezen secured eighth spot on the final day of the regular Eredivisie campaign with a fine 3-1 victory over Go Ahead Eagles.

AZ

Ron Vlaar is still in the treatment room with a muscle complaint for AZ, though Jordy Clasie is available again following his one-game ban. Yusuf Barasi  is also rated as doubtful. Alkmaar are favourites to prevail in the end of season UEL playoffs, though they did end the regular campaign on a four-match winless streak.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Heerenveen vs AZ

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

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11/05/22
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Heerenveen vs Heerenveen vs AZ Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Heerenveen vs AZ prediction

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

AZ beat Heerenveen 2-1 when the teams last met on April 23rd.

What time does this fixture kick off?

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

Where will Thursday’s game be played?

Heerenveen vs AZ will be contested at the Abe Lenstra Stadion this week.