AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen prediction, odds & betting tips 29/10/2023

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29/10/23 - 15:45

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Netherlands Eredivisie - AFAS Stadion

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

Predictions and Best Odds for AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen

AZ Alkmaar will be the overwhelming favorite versus NEC Nijmegen.

Half-Time AZ Alkmaar

  • AZ won eight out of nine Eredivisie games this season
  • NEC is winless in the last three matches
  • Alkmaar is undefeated against NEC in their past five h2h encounters

Both Teams to Score – No

  • AZ kept the clean sheet in three out of their previous five league matches
  • NEC had three straight BTTS games
  • The last time these teams met, Alkmaar won 3-0

Market Odds and the Latest Stats for AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen prediction

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

Head to Head

01/09/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

NEC

NEC

1

1

21/08/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

NEC

NEC

0

0

06/03/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

AZ

AZ

1

3

20/11/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

NEC

NEC

1

1

03/07/21

Europe Friendlies Europe

AZ

AZ

NEC

NEC

4

1

Last Five - AZ

13/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

AZ

AZ

2

3

W

06/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

AZ

AZ

5

1

L

03/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

AZ

AZ

5

0

L

30/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

AZ

AZ

0

2

W

17/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

AZ

AZ

0

4

W

Last Five - NEC

14/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

NEC

NEC

2

2

D

07/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

NEC

NEC

0

3

W

02/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

NEC

NEC

1

1

D

30/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

NEC

NEC

1

3

W

17/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

NEC

NEC

1

0

L

These are the latest odds for the match according to the bookmakers:

AZ Alkmaar odds: 3/10 (1.30) – 76.9%

Draw odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%

NEC Nijmegen odds: 10/1 (10.00) – 10%

AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen odds give a perspective on the way the bookies view this match. AZ is the expected winner with a probability margin at just below the 80 percent mark. The Alkmaar outfit is the second-best team in the country at the moment trailing only PSV. Feel free to visit our football betting tips today page for all the current picks and predictions around the markets and here are some suggestions for this AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen matchup: Over 1.5 First-Half Goals is priced at 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4% and an opening Goal being scored in the first 15 minutes of play could get you odds of 6/4 (2.50) – 40%.

Team News, AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen Lineups, and Latest Match Information

AZ Alkmaar

There was only one stumble by AZ this Eredivisie season and that was at home against Heracles. The game ended in a draw and those are the only points that the Alkmaar players lost this campaign. AZ lost on Thursday to Aston Villa with a 4-1 score. Mees de Wit, Mexx Meerdink, Lewis Schouten, and Sem Westerveld are likely to miss the game this weekend.

Potential lineup: Ryan, Wolfe, Penetra, Bazoer, Sugawara, Mijnans, Clasie, D. de Wit, Lahdo, van Brederode, Pavlidis.

NEC Nijmegen

It has been six years since the last time NEC defeated Alkmaar and looking at their current form that streak could be prolonged. The Nijmegen team has drawn in the last two league games. Bryann Pereira, Alexis Tibidi, and Kas de Wit are injured while Bart van Rooij is suspended.

Potential lineup: Roefs, Nuytinck, Verdonk, Ross, Schone, Rossen, Proper, Hansen, Mattsson, Gonzalez, Dost.

Player to Watch: Vangelis Pavlidis

It is hard to deny what Vangelis Pavlidis has done this season in the Eredivisie leading the league in scoring alongside PSV's Santiago Gimenez. Both players have scored 13 goals. The AZ center-forward scored a hat-trick in the team's latest victory against Heerenveen last weekend.

The 24-year-old Greece international who scored six goals in 34 matches for his country's national team, has been in the form of his life this season which is less than three months old. Pavlidis is in his third season at the club and with his contract running until 2025, there is pressure within the club to extend it or look at selling their prized asset.

Starting lineups

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

AZ

AZ
4-2-3-1
1
Mathew Ryan
au
2
Yukinari Sugawara
jp
25
Riechedly Bazoer
nl
5
Alexandre Penetra
pt
18
David Moller Wolfe
no
8
Jordy Clasie
nl
16
Sven Mijnans
nl
23
Mayckel Lahdo
se
10
Dani De Wit
nl
19
Myron Van Brederode
nl
9
Vangelis Pavlidis
gr
Substitutes
13
Sem Westerveld
nl
30
Denso Kasius
nl
15
Ruben van Bommel
nl
6
Tiago Dantas
pt
33
Wouter Goes
nl
20
Rome Jayden Owusu Oduro
gh
28
Kenzo Goudmijn
nl
21
Ernest Poku
nl
4
Bruno Martins Indi
nl
7
Jens Odgaard
dk
14
Djordje Mihailovic
us
11
Ibrahim Sadiq
gh

NEC

NEC
4-2-3-1
1
Jasper Cillessen
nl
15
Sai Van Wermeskerken
jp
4
Mathias Ross
dk
24
Calvin Verdonk
nl
5
Youri Baas
nl
6
Mees Hoedemakers
nl
71
Dirk Wanner Proper
nl
10
Sontje Hansen
nl
8
Magnus Mattsson
dk
14
Lars Olden Larsen
no
12
Bas Dost
nl
Substitutes
21
D Leanu Arts
nl
23
Kodai Sano
jp
11
Rober
es
31
Rijk Janse
nl
22
Robin Roefs
nl
20
Lasse Schone
dk
7
Elayis Tavsan
nl
35
Luc Netten
nl


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