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NEC vs AZ prediction, odds and free betting tips (06/03/2021)

NEC and AZ meet in Nijmegen in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday. Red-hot AZ go in search of more points to aid their pursuit of third place. Read our predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.

NEC vs AZ – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

AZ have won ten and drawn one of their last 11 Eredivisie fixtures ahead of their latest test against NEC. Read our top three expert predictions for this week’s fixture below.

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

AZ to Win

AZ’s KNVB Beker dreams were ended by Ajax in midweek, though Alkmaar have been in superb form in the Eredivisie where they have pocketed 31 points from the last 33 on offer. NEC meanwhile, have managed to win just one of their last six league assignments and they could get washed away by AZ’s powerful wave of momentum on Sunday.

Both Teams to Score

While AZ have been in the midst of a purple patch in terms of results, clean sheets have been more difficult for them to secure. During their excellent 11-game surge, both teams notched on nine separate occasions and we expect a similar outcome when AZ visit an NEC outfit that witnessed action at both ends in five of their last six home fixtures.

Over 2.5 Goals

With goals anticipated at both ends and AZ also tipped to prevail, bettors could also find success in the over 2.5 goals market on Sunday. 81% of Alkmaar’s last 11 Eredivisie scuffles have delivered at least three goals, as have three of NEC’s last five tests on home soil. Entertainment levels should be high again on Sunday, so back over 2.5 goals to rattle the net again.

NEC vs AZ: Match Preview and Team News

NEC

NEC had harboured hopes of stealing a spot in the top seven this season, though their 4-1 mauling at rivals Vitesse last weekend means their chances of achieving that target have been sliced thin. Indeed, Rogier Meijer’s side are now looking in the opposite direction and their haul of just one victory in six matches has drawn them south towards the Eredivisie’s mid-section.

AZ

Back-up attackers Yusuf Barasi and Jelle Duin are AZ’s only injury worries ahead of Sunday’s game, and Pascal Jansen has a deep pool of players available to him for the trip to Nijmegen. AZ’s 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions was ended by Ajax in the KNVB Beker on Thursday evening and Jansen will have some repair work to do on morale ahead of Sunday’s return to league responsibilities.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for NEC vs AZ

Below you can find the top stats for Sunday’s contest along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

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March 6, 2022
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20/11/21
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1 - 1
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03/07/21
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4 - 1
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07/05/17
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2 - 1
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28/08/16
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2 - 0
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30/01/16
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0 - 3
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27/02/22
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4 - 1
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19/02/22
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1 - 1
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13/02/22
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0 - 1
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10/02/22
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0 - 2
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05/02/22
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1 - 1
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03/03/22
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0 - 2
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27/02/22
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2 - 1
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19/02/22
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2 - 1
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13/02/22
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09/02/22
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NEC vs AZ Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

NEC vs AZ prediction

Where in the league are these teams positioned?

NEC sit in 9th position as present, while AZ currently hold 4th spot.

Who won the last meeting between the clubs?

NEC and AZ drew 1-1 when they last met on November 20th.

What time does Sunday’s game kick off?

NEC vs AZ kicks off at 16:45 CET (GMT +1).