Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 03/03/2023

Vitesse
03/03/23 - 19:00

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Vitesse - AZ

Netherlands Eredivisie - Gelredome

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions and Best Odds

AZ Alkmaar needs to win so they can continue their pursuit of the league-leading Feyenoord, but facing Vitesse will be a difficult task for the visiting team.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

This Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar prediction is about the current form of both teams when it comes to scoring goals. The Arnhem team had only two matches in their last five when one team didn't get on the scoresheet. Last weekend they lost to Ajax with the score standing at 2-1. For Alkmaar, their last seven games ended with both teams scoring at least one goal. The matches between these sides show the ultimate confidence when it comes to this option, eight out of their past ten matches covered BTTS. The only negative aspect is that Vitesse, when playing at home, in their last five matches had only two ‘both teams scoring' games. That is not the problem for AZ, however, as they had four out of five away BTTS matches.

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Draw

The h2h stat is the key for this bet. They have played three draws in their last ten games against each other, but regarding their current position in the rankings, AZ should be the favorite which is how bookmakers have translated the odds, however, Vitesse hasn't lost at home to AZ since 2017, which is a streak of five games. This season, AZ has been the third-best away team in the league with eight wins, one draw, and three losses, while Vitesse's home record stands at only two wins, four split games with five losses. They are the second-worst home team in the league, with only Cambuur having a record that is below Vitesse's realm. The Arnhem team even has scored fewer goals at home than away, the difference is 13-15.

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Latest Market Odds and Stats for the Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

07/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Vitesse

Vitesse

1

1

29/05/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Vitesse

Vitesse

6

1

26/05/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

AZ

AZ

2

1

02/04/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Vitesse

Vitesse

3

1

28/11/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

AZ

AZ

0

0

Last Five - Vitesse

02/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

Vitesse

Vitesse

2

1

L

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

Vitesse

Vitesse

1

2

W

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

Vitesse

Vitesse

1

1

D

10/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

Vitesse

Vitesse

3

2

L

07/02/24

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Cambuur Leeuwarden

Cambuur Leeuwarden

Vitesse

Vitesse

3

1

L

Last Five - AZ

02/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

AZ

AZ

1

1

D

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

AZ

AZ

0

2

W

17/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

AZ

AZ

1

2

W

10/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

AZ

AZ

0

0

D

07/02/24

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

AZ

AZ

2

0

L

Here is all the current Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar odds brought to you by the bookmakers across the internet:

Vitesse odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

AZ Alkmaar odds: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%

The bookies put AZ Alkmaar as the favorite which is not a surprise, even though when we look at their h2h stats, it doesn't seem like a clear-cut situation. Therefore, it might be prudent to look at other options available: An early goal between minutes 1-15 is priced at 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%, while Vitesse leading after the First Half will get you odds of 4/1 (4.00) – 25%.

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Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar Lineups, Team News, and Preview

Vitesse

The Arnhem outfit is once again in trouble losing two games in a row and having another title contender coming to town after Ajax. Vitesse was as close as possible to the relegation zone before pulling themselves out, but the problems are far from over with plenty of teams in danger of dropping to the lower division. Sondre Tronstad and Davy Propper are injured for Vitesse.

Provisional lineup: Scherpen, Wittek, Isimat-Mirin, Oroz, Flamingo, Domgjoni, Meulensteen, Kozlowski, van Ginkel, Manhoef, Bero.

AZ Alkmaar

They didn't play last week which should be beneficial regarding the team getting some rest ahead of the continued title challenge the club is facing. Vitesse has been a problematic opponent for AZ over the years, especially when these teams are playing in Arnhem. AZ has plenty of injury issues for the match: Sem Westerveld, Sam Beukema, Bruno Martins Indi, Maxim Dekker, and Dani de Wit are most likely out of the tie.

Provisional lineup: Ryan, Kerkez, Chatzidiakos, Goes, Sugawara, Clasie, Mijnans, Reijnders, Karlsson, Pavlidis, Odgaard.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Vitesse

Vitesse
4-2-3-1
16
Kjell Scherpen
nl
2
Arcus Carlens
ht
6
Dominik Oroz
hr
29
Nicolas Isimat-Mirin
fr
32
Maximilian Wittek
de
20
Melle Meulensteen
nl
8
Sondre Trondstad
no
42
Million Manhoef
nl
15
Marco Van Ginkel
nl
17
Kacper Kozlowski
pl
21
Matus Bero
sk
Substitutes
14
Bartosz Bialek
pl
3
Ryan Flamingo
nl
33
Daan Reiziger
nl
27
Romaric Yapi
fr
13
Enzo Cornelisse
nl
53
Simon Van Dulvenbooden
nl
9
Mohamed Sankoh
nl
35
Mitchell Dijks
nl
22
Toni Domgjoni
xk
24
Jeroen Houwen
nl
10
Gabriel Vidovic
hr
18
Tomas Hajek
cz

AZ

AZ
4-3-3
1
Mathew Ryan
au
2
Yukinari Sugawara
jp
3
Pantelis Chatzidiakos
gr
46
Wouter Goes
nl
5
Milos Kerkez
hu
6
Tijani Reijnders
nl
14
Djordje Mihailovic
us
16
Sven Mijnans
nl
7
Jens Odgaard
dk
9
Vangelis Pavlidis
gr
11
Jesper Karlsson
se
Substitutes
17
Yusuf Barasi
nl
34
Mees De Wit
nl
43
Lewis Schouten
nl
35
Mexx Meerdink
nl
28
Zico Buurmeester
nl
54
Daniel Deen
nl
23
Mayckel Lahdo
se
12
Hobie Verhulst
nl
19
Myron Van Brederode
nl
32
Fedde De Jong
nl

Player to Watch: Vangelis Pavlidis

It's hard to argue that the Greek center-forward has been the focal point of Alkmaar's season, especially when it comes to scoring. He leads the team with eleven goals which is not only the highest mark on the team but also puts Pavlidis as the joint-top scorer of the Eredivisie.

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Facts and Notes about Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar prediction

  • When is the match taking place? – Friday, March 3rd at 20:00 BST (21:00 CET)
  • Who leads the scoring for Vitesse? – Million Manhoef scored 6 goals
  • How many goals did they concede this season? – Vitesse allowed 41 goals while AZ conceded 28

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