Volendam vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 04/02/2023

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FC Volendam - AZ

Netherlands Eredivisie - Kras Stadion

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

Volendam vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions and Best Odds

With one of the youngest teams in Eredivisie, Volendam has suddenly become a possible success story, and now is facing one of the title contenders to try and extend a good run of form.

Over 2.5 Goals

This game looks like it a destined to become a goal bonanza so predicting an over 2.5 goals match seems like a reasonable thing to think about. History recorded only eight matches between these teams, and one was friendly. Alkmaar won 8-1 in 2016. That was the last game before they reconnected this season because Volendam has spent a long time in the Second Division. Nonetheless, only one game from the aforementioned ended with fewer than three goals scored. For the current season, both teams had the same number of over 2.5 goal matches standing at 12 including three out of their last five.

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AZ Alkmaar to Win

A month ago these odds would probably be at a much modest rate than they are now because of Volendam's sudden surge in form. They were almost a guarantee for relegation until they started to win games. Three out of their four victories were earned in the last five matches they played. Alkmaar's unbeaten run has stretched for six games, and last week they had an incredible and rarely-seen match against Utrecht that finished 5-5. When it comes to their h2h record, Volendam has never beaten Alkmaar in those eight matches played dating back to their first encounter in 1996. Only a single game ended with a draw.

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Latest Stats and Market Odds for the match between Volendam vs AZ Alkmaar

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

Head to Head

30/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

2

1

09/07/16

UK Friendlies UK

AZ

AZ

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

8

1

Last Five - FC Volendam

01/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

5

2

L

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

4

0

L

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

1

1

D

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

5

1

L

04/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

4

2

L

Last Five - AZ

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

04/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

AZ

AZ

1

0

L

Here is a look at the predictions that bookmakers have dealt with regarding this encounter:

Volendam odds: 5/1 (5.00) – 20%

Draw odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%

AZ Alkmaar odds: 4/7 (1.57) – 63.6%

The bookmakers predict Alkmaar win for obvious reasons, but with Volendam's continued growth form-wise, bettors will want to take a look at other options at the table: Vangelis Pavlidis scoring Anytime is priced at 11/8 (2.38) – 42.1%, and if you are looking for another Volendam's surprise result, why not going all the way to get possibly a better earning with the host Win alongside BTTS that will give you odds of 8/1 (8.00) – 12.5%.

Provisional Lineups, Preview, and Team News

Volendam

The home team features a very young squad that has an average age of only 22.4 years. It's a big squad consisting of 29 players, and with early struggles with the form they have gone far to give themselves a good chance of staying in Eredivisie. They have managed to score at least one goal in four of their last five games with three victories in the process that moved them out of the relegation zone, at least for now. Volendam doesn't have any injury issues for the match against AZ Alkmaar.

Provisional lineup: Stankovic, Murkin, Flint, Mirani, Mbuyamba, Plat, Twigt, Eiting, Da Silva, Muhren, Oristanio.

AZ Alkmaar

Different ambitions and goals are what separate AZ from its next opponent. They are not thinking about relegation, but rather taking the title away from one of the bigger clubs in the country, and currently, that's Feyenoord who leads the league. Drawing against Utrecht hurt the team, especially as it happened on their home turf, and now they need to win at Volendam so they can recapture their form and keep close tabs on the leaders. Dani de Wit and Sam Beukema are still injured, while Sem Westerveld and Bruno Martins Indi remain in doubt to play.

Provisional lineup: Ryan, Chatzidiakos, Clasie, Kerkez, Sugawara, Odgaard, Dekker, Mihailovic, Pavlidis, Reijnders, Karlsson.

Starting lineups

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

FC Volendam

FC Volendam
5-3-2
1
Filip Stankovic
rs
3
Brian Plat
nl
31
Xavier Mbuyamba
nl
28
Josh Flint
gb
4
Damon Mirani
nl
5
Derry Murkin
gb
12
Florent Da Silva
fr
8
Carel Eiting
nl
17
Calvin Twigt
nl
10
Gaetano Oristanio
it
21
Robert Muhren
nl
Substitutes
22
Barry Lauwers
nl
9
Henk Veerman
nl
34
Ibrahim El Kadiri
nl
30
Flip Klomp
nl
15
Dean James
nl
24
Achraf Douiri
nl
33
Walid Ould Chikh
nl
6
Benaissa Benamar
nl
19
Francesco Antonucci
be
2
Oskar Buur
dk
7
Daryl Van Mieghem
nl
11
Bilal Ould-Chikh
ma

AZ

AZ
4-2-3-1
1
Mathew Ryan
au
2
Yukinari Sugawara
jp
3
Pantelis Chatzidiakos
gr
46
Wouter Goes
nl
5
Milos Kerkez
hu
6
Tijani Reijnders
nl
8
Jordy Clasie
nl
7
Jens Odgaard
dk
11
Jesper Karlsson
se
19
Myron Van Brederode
nl
9
Vangelis Pavlidis
gr
Substitutes
35
Mexx Meerdink
nl
45
Rome Jayden Owusu Oduro
gh
34
Mees De Wit
nl
32
Fedde De Jong
nl
16
Sven Mijnans
nl
28
Zico Buurmeester
nl
12
Hobie Verhulst
nl
23
Mayckel Lahdo
se

Player to Watch: Vangelis Pavlidis

After scoring a hat-trick against Utrecht, Vangelis Pavlidis has become Alkmaar's top scorer with nine goals this season. He is also credited with a couple of assists. The Greek center-forward remains an integral part of the visiting team as they are looking for another league win.

Netherlands Eredivisie

FAQ about Volendam vs AZ Alkmaar

  • Where is the match venue? – The game will be played at Kras Stadion in Volendam
  • Who will referee the game? – Martin Perez
  • Who won the last time they played? – AZ Alkmaar won 2-1

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