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Vitesse vs AZ Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (26/05/2022)

Vitesse and AZ go head-to-head in the first leg of the Eredivisie Playoff Final on Thursday. Can Vites secure an advantage to take to Alkmaar? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Vitesse vs AZ – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Europa Conference League qualification is the goal prize when Vitesse and AZ meet at GelreDome in the Playoff Final first leg on Thursday. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.

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

Vitesse Double Chance

The Eredivisie’s Europa Conference League Playoffs have been action-packed and drama-filled so far, and both Vitesse and AZ will be determined to build a lead in the first leg of the Final on Thursday. Home advantage has been key in the Playoffs so far however and when you consider that Vitesse are unbeaten in four previous meetings with AZ at GelreDome, it could be worth siding with the hosts in the generously-priced double chance market again here.

Both Teams to Score

AZ’s attacking approach under manager Pascal Jansen is both exciting and admirable, though their good work in the final third is regularly offset by lapses on the back. Indeed, both teams have scored in a notable 11 of their last 12 away assignments in all competitions and we don’t expect Jansen to alter his strategy on Thursday. As a consequence, we don’t envisage either side keeping a clean sheet, so back both teams to notch again.

Over 2.5 Goals

With their singular attack-minded style of play a major factor, AZ lost the first leg of their semi-final clash at Heerenveen 3-2 and bettors should expect to see another high-scoring tussle when Alkmaar visit Vitesse for the Final’s opening salvo. Over 2.5 goals has now landed in 11 of AZ’s last 12 away tests since the turn of the year and punters are advised to stick to the same market on Thursday evening.

Vitesse vs AZ Match Preview and Team News

Vitesse

Jacob Rasmussen and Maximilian Wittek are both out injured this weekend, while there are also doubts about the fitness levels of Gnantin Yann Gboho and Alois Dominik Oroz. Vites’ match-winner against Utrecht, Nikolai Baden Frederiksen, is suspended having been sent off in extra time on Sunday.

AZ

Ron Vlaar is still in the treatment room with a muscle complaint for AZ, while Yusuf Barasi is also rated as a doubt. Alkmaar overturned a 3-2 first-leg deficit in the closing fixture of their semi-final clash with Heerenveen on Sunday. Dani de Wit gave them a fifth-minute lead in the contest, though they didn’t land their decisive blow through Zakaria Aboukhlal until the 88th minute.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Vitesse 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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28/11/21
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22/05/22
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11/05/22
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Vitesse vs AZ Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Vitesse vs AZ prediction

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

AZ beat Vitesse 3-1 when the teams last met on April 2nd.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 20:00 CET (GMT +1).

Where will Thursday’s game be played?

Vitesse vs AZ will be contested at GelreDome this week.