Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar prediction, odds & betting tips 03/04/2024

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Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar prediction
ALKMAAR – (l-r) Mayckel Lahdo of AZ Alkmaar, Jorrel Hato of Ajax during the Dutch Eredivisie match between AZ Alkmaar and Ajax Amsterdam at the AFAS stadium on February 25, 2024 in Alkmaar, Netherlands. ANP | Hollandse Hoogte | ED VAN DE POL – Photo by Icon Sport – Photo by Icon Sport

With three straight victories, AZ Alkmaar is in a firm position to challenge Twente in the battle for a third and final spot that would take them to the Champions League qualifying next season.

There are seven more rounds of football left in the Dutch Eredivisie, and this is the kind of match that Alkmaar can't afford to lose. Heracles, on the other hand, is in a battle to avoid relegation.

Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar predictions: All the cards are with the visitors

Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Half-Time AZ Alkmaar

⚽ Correct score prediction

Heracles 1-3 AZ Alkmaar

⚽ PLAYER to score first/anytime

Vangelis Pavlidis to Score Anytime

Key stats

  • AZ Alkmaar is undefeated in seven straight league matches.
  • Heracles has won three out of the past four home games.
  • The first match of the season between these teams ended in a draw.
  • Four out of the previous five h2h duels ended with more than two goals scored.

Pre-game odds and win probability: AZ is the ultimate favorite

  • HOME: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%
  • DRAW: 5/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • AWAY: 4/9 (1.44) – 69.2%

AZ Alkmaar is the expected winner in this important match with a probability margin set at almost 70 percent.

Over the past weekend, Heracles lost at Twente with a single goal as the difference while AZ had no problem defeating Vitesse with a 2-0 score.

Checking all the facts for the upcoming set of matches, you can visit our free betting tips page for the latest picks and predictions. Here are a couple of suggestions for this particular matchup: Over 1.5 First-Half Goals is valued at 6/4 (2.50) – 40% while staying with the goals betting, going with more than four goals will get you odds up to 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%.

Last five H2Hs: AZ with the upper hand

The last time they met, the score was 1-1, it was their first meeting of the season. But, looking at the last five duels, Heracles won only once.

Netherlands Eredivisie 28/09/23

AZ

AZ

1
Heracles

Heracles

1

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/02/22

AZ

AZ

2
Heracles

Heracles

1

Netherlands Cup 15/12/21

AZ

AZ

4
Heracles

Heracles

1

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/09/21

Heracles

Heracles

3
AZ

AZ

2

Netherlands Eredivisie 16/05/21

AZ

AZ

5
Heracles

Heracles

0

Heracles team news and form: Protecting the home field

Heracles has been terrific at home lately winning three out of their last four matches. Stijn Bultman, Jannes Wieckhoff, Sava Cestic, Diego van Oorschot, and Nikolai Laursen are injured.

Predicted Lineup: Brouwer(GK), Bakboord, Leerdam, Hoogma, Oppegard, De Keersmaecker, Hrustic, Roosken, Bruijn, Limbombe, Hornkamp.

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/05/24

D

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

0

Heracles

Heracles

0

Netherlands Eredivisie 12/05/24

L

Excelsior

Excelsior

4

Heracles

Heracles

0

Netherlands Eredivisie 05/05/24

L

RKC

RKC

5

Heracles

Heracles

0

Netherlands Eredivisie 28/04/24

L

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

3

Heracles

Heracles

1

Netherlands Eredivisie 14/04/24

L

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

Heracles

Heracles

0

AZ Alkmaar team news and form: Eyes on the prize

The Champions League is the ultimate goal for AZ Alkmaar, the team is trailing Twente by four points coming into the last seven games of the season. Lequincio Zeefuik, Bruno Martins Indi, Mayckel Lahdo, and Sem Westerveld are injured.

Predicted Lineup: Ryan(GK), Wolfe, Bazoer, Goes, Sugawara, Belic, Clasie, van Bommel, de Wit, Mijnans, Pavlidis.

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/05/24

D

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

3

AZ

AZ

3

Netherlands Eredivisie 12/05/24

W

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

0

AZ

AZ

3

Netherlands Eredivisie 05/05/24

W

FC Twente

FC Twente

1

AZ

AZ

2

Netherlands Eredivisie 28/04/24

W

NEC

NEC

0

AZ

AZ

3

Netherlands Eredivisie 13/04/24

W

RKC

RKC

2

AZ

AZ

3

Player to Watch: Vanegelis Pavlidis

The Greece international striker is playing the best season of his career. Pavlidis is leading the Eredivisie as the top scorer with 24 goals while having played in all 27 matches this league campaign and getting virtually every available minute on the field.

Vangelis Pavlidis
WARSZAWA 14.12.2023 MECZ 6. KOLEJKA GRUPA E LIGA KONFERENCJI EUROPY SEZON 2023/24 — UEFA EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE GROUP E MATCH IN WARSAW: : LEGIA WARSZAWA – AZ ALKMAAR PAWEL WSZOLEK VANGELIS PAVLIDIS FOT. PIOTR KUCZA/FOTOPYK / NEWSPIX.PL — Newspix.pl POLAND OUT! – Photo by Icon sport – Photo by Icon Sport

Pavlidis has counted 75 total goals for AZ Alkmaar since joining the club and he has played in 130 matches thus far. This has been the best team he has played for in a career spanning three teams before Alkmaar. He has also performed for Greece's national team on 36 occasions scoring six goals.


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