AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 11/03/2023

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11/03/23 - 19:00

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AZ - FC Groningen

Netherlands Eredivisie - AFAS Stadion

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

AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen Best Predictions and Odds

There is no room for AZ Alkmaar to lose any points, especially at home while they are chasing Feyenoord for the title.

Both Teams to Score – No

Three of the last five matches between these teams ended without at least one side not being able to score a goal, and one match ended in a goalless draw. This AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen prediction is looking at the stats, as well as the current form to give the nod to negative on the BTTS side of the game, especially with Groningen scoring only eight away goals this season in 12 matches. Alkmaar team did allow 15 goals at home this season, but against Groningen's weaker attack, they might be able to hold on and keep the clean sheet. Checking at their current form in the Eredivisie, AZ had two games without both teams scoring from their last five outings, while Groningen had three, and all of them came when they were the guest team.

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Over 2.5 Goals

Groningen didn't have many over 2.5 goals matches in their last five, but it is more relevant to look at how they react as an away team. AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen will be about the home team getting the easy win, if possible, and with this specific prediction, Groningen failed to score in three out of their last five matches as a guest side, and they had the same amount of ‘over' games in that period. Alkmaar played seven over 2.5 goals matches at home in their final eight outings. For the season, looking at the overall picture, AZ had 15 matches with more than three goals scored while Groningen had one fewer.

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Stats and Current Market Fluctuations for AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen prediction

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

Head to Head

01/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

AZ

AZ

1

4

21/12/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

0

24/10/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

AZ

AZ

2

0

13/05/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

AZ

AZ

0

0

06/12/20

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

2

Last Five - AZ

13/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Excelsior

Excelsior

AZ

AZ

0

8

W

28/06/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

AEK Athens

AEK Athens

AZ

AZ

0

6

W

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

AZ

AZ

3

3

D

12/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

AZ

AZ

0

3

W

05/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

AZ

AZ

1

2

W

Last Five - FC Groningen

13/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Rot-Weiss Erfurt

Rot-Weiss Erfurt

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

1

W

10/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

FCV Dender EH

FCV Dender EH

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

4

4

D

06/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Asvb Blijham

Asvb Blijham

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

15

W

10/05/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Roda JC

Roda JC

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

2

W

03/05/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Telstar

Telstar

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

1

D

This is how the bookmakers' are valuing the odds for the game:

AZ Alkmaar odds: 1/3 (1.33) – 75%

Draw odds: 5/1 (5.00) – 20%

Groningen odds: 9/1 (9.00) – 11.1%

There will be no excuses for AZ Alkmaar if they can't fulfill the promise of a win, at least looking at the AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen odds. The prediction is valid to a point, but some bettors might think it is too low of a margin to risk their money, so going for other available options is a good idea. There is also our football betting tips today page where you can find regular suggestions regarding different betting possibilities. Here are some options for you otherwise: Goal Range 4-5 gives you odds of 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%, and going for a quick goal between 1-15 minutes will award you with odds of 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%.

AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen Lineups, Team News, and Preview

AZ Alkmaar

Winning the title would ascend the Alkmaar side into the stratosphere, but they need to focus and make sure their mindset is right where it needs to be at this point when the season is in its final stage. However, there are several injury worries for coach Pascal Jansen: The player that won't be available for at least another month is Riechedly Bazoer, while there is doubt about Maxim Dekker, Zinho Vanheusden, Dani de Wit, Sam Beukema, Sem Westerveld, and Bruno Martins Indi. On the other hand, Yukinari Sugawara won't be able to participate in this match because of suspension.

Probable lineup: Ryan, M. de Wit, Goes, Chatzidiakos, Kerkez, Reijnders, Mihailovic, Mijnans, Odgaard, Pavlidis, Karlsson.

Groningen

They lost another game last weekend, but they didn't play badly against the league-leading Feyenoord. Now, they are facing another title contender which will again be a tough challenge for the team that only won four games this season. Ragnar Oratmangoen, Nordin Musampa, and Paulos Abraham are out through injury, while Oliver Antman and Mads Bech Sorensen are doubtful to play. Isak Dybvik Maatta is suspended.

Probable lineup: Verrips, van Gelderen, Blokzijl, Balker, Willems, Suslov, Hove, Irandust, Dankerlui, Pepi, Manu.

Starting lineups

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

AZ

AZ
4-2-3-1
1
Mathew Ryan
au
32
Fedde De Jong
nl
46
Wouter Goes
nl
3
Pantelis Chatzidiakos
gr
5
Milos Kerkez
hu
6
Tijani Reijnders
nl
8
Jordy Clasie
nl
7
Jens Odgaard
dk
16
Sven Mijnans
nl
11
Jesper Karlsson
se
9
Vangelis Pavlidis
gr
Substitutes
19
Myron Van Brederode
nl
43
Lewis Schouten
nl
23
Mayckel Lahdo
se
35
Mexx Meerdink
nl
17
Yusuf Barasi
nl
28
Zico Buurmeester
nl
34
Mees De Wit
nl
31
Sam Beukema
nl
45
Rome Jayden Owusu Oduro
gh
14
Djordje Mihailovic
us
12
Hobie Verhulst
nl

FC Groningen

FC Groningen
4-3-3
20
Michael Verrips
nl
19
Liam Van Gelderen
nl
42
Thijmen Blokzijl
nl
12
Radinio Balker
nl
15
Jetro Willems
nl
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
8
Johan Hove
no
6
Laros Duarte
nl
55
Thom Van Bergen
nl
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
28
Elvis Manu
nl
Substitutes
23
Florian Kruger
de
34
Ragnar Oratmangoen
nl
25
Jan De Boer
nl
4
Joey Pelupessy
nl
31
Aimar Sher
se
40
Luciano Valente
nl
2
Damil Dankerlui
nl
1
Peter Leeuwenburgh
nl
37
Matej Chalus
cz

Player to Watch: Jens Odgaard

The Danish center-forward registered eight goals and four assists in the league this season while playing in 21 games. The 23-year-old has had a big influence on the team's play this term after arriving from Sassuolo last summer.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Questions and Answers about AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen prediction

  • What time is the kick-off? – 19:45 BST (20:45 CET)
  • Who will referee the match? – Pol van Boekel
  • Where is the game venue? – AFAS Stadium, Alkmaar
  • Will the game be televised in the UK? Yes, AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen will be live in the UK on the MOLA TV channel.
  • Who will be the referee in charge of the AZ vs Groningen clash on Saturday, 11th March 2023? Paulus van Boekel will be the match in charge of the Dutch top-flight clash.
  • What is the seating capacity of AFAS Stadion, the venue that will host the AZ vs Groningen clash on Saturday, 11th March 2023? The match venue has a seating capacity of 19, 500.
  • Who is the hosting coach? AZ head coach is Pascal Jansen. The Dutch tactician averages 1.98 points in 118 games of 72 wins, 18 draws and 20 defeats.
  • Who is the visiting coach? Dennis van der Ree is the Groningen head coach. The tactician averages 0.45 points after 11 games in charge of 1 win, 2 draws and 8 losses. The visiting coach prefers to use a 4-2-3-1 formation in most of his matches.

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