De Graafschap vs Jong AZ preview for betting prediction

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Fri 26.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion De Vijverberg (12600 seats)

The league table in Eerste Divisie tells a story about these teams so far, with De Graafschap leading Jong AZ by 34 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • De Graafschap is in the best form (6-0-0)
  • Jong AZ has the most conceded goals (68) in Eerste Divisie

The visiting Jong AZ played their last game only four days ago, a Eerste Divisie match.

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting Jong AZ have a different surface at their stadium (artifical turf). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on grass is 1-4-12 (win-draw-loss) from 17 matches.

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De Graafschap form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Stadion De Vijverberg as De Graafschap have scored 25 goals to get 28 points from 12 games. The overall stats in the Eerste Divisie are 9-1-2 (wins-draws-losses). After failing to beat Jong Ajax here at Stadion De Vijverberg, De Graafschap has put together a very nice winning streak on their own turf with four wins in a row. The team is able to perform also as the away side, as they are nurturing a very healthy winning streak of seven straight victories regardless of arena.

Happy days for Graafschap in their previous game, a Eerste Divisie match away at NEC (placed 7th) that ended with a 2-1 victory. Previous to that game, a home match hosting MVV Maastricht in a game that was won 1-0.

Graafschap are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found seven matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won five, drew two and lost zero.

De Graafschap can score goals in their home matches. After 12 league matches they have found the net 25 times. Graafschap have conceded 14 in these home matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Jong AZ form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Jong AZ, who have the most conceded goals (68) in Eerste Divisie, so far with only 10 points returning home. The records show 3-1-8 (win-draw-lose).

The manager M. Vonk was unhappy after their last game, a Eerste Divisie match played at their home ground AFAS Trainingscomplex. Jong suffered a 0-3 loss to Go Ahead Eagles (placed 5th). A home win before that, celebrating 3-2 vs Jong Utrecht.

We have done a similar check as we did with the hometeam, looking up recent matches where Jong AZ played away with similar odds. This revealed four games. The visitors overcame the odds to win zero times, zero were draws and the home team won as expected four times.

The attacking power of Jong when travelling is not overwhelming with 11 goals scored from 12 league matches away. People interested in "over 2,5 goals" betting will like to know that Jong concede an average of more than 2,5 goals per away match all on their own.

Head 2 Head

Jong AZ - Graafschap 7-3 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. Last five meetings between the teams: Graafschap won two, Jong AZ won two and one draw. four games with over 2,5 goals, one match with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

De GraafschapR. Seuntjens
R. Seuntjens
12 goals
De GraafschapE. Lieftink
E. Lieftink
8 goals
Jong AZM. Taabouni
M. Taabouni
8 goals

De Graafschap missing players

Jong AZ missing players

De Graafschap Jong AZ
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
25 12 5 Played P 4 12 25
18 9 5 Won W 1 3 6
2 1 0 Drew D 0 1 4
5 2 0 Lost L 3 8 15
53 25 12 Scored S 2 11 35
34 14 5 Conceded C 10 32 68
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
84% 83% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 92% 88%
64% 58% 80% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 67% 72%
44% 42% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 42% 52%
28% 17% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 33% 44%
60% 50% 80% BTTS BTTS 25% 50% 60%
32% 42% 20% Clean Sheets C S 25% 8% 4%
12% 8% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 42% 36%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.8 1.7
1 1 0 Red cards R C 1 4 5
 
14 13.2 13.6 Shots (avg) S ( 8.8 10.9 11.8
5.7 5.5 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.8 5.7 5.6
37% 38% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 11% 16% 25%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • De Graafschap have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Jong AZ have scored away.
  • De Graafschap haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • De Graafschap is in the best form (6-0-0)
  • Jong AZ has the fewest clean sheets (1) in Eerste Divisie
  • Jong AZ has the most conceded goals (68) in Eerste Divisie
  • Jong AZ has the most conceded goals in the first half (31) in Eerste Divisie
  • Jong AZ has the most conceded goals in the second half (37) in Eerste Divisie
  • Jong AZ have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Jong AZ haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 SC Cambuur 25 19 3 3 72 21 13 10 0 3 39 12 12 9 3 0 33 9 51 60
2 De Graafschap 25 18 2 5 53 34 12 9 1 2 25 14 13 9 1 3 28 20 19 56
3 Almere City 24 16 5 3 55 32 11 9 2 0 22 2 13 7 3 3 33 30 23 53
4 NAC Breda 25 15 5 5 48 23 12 8 1 3 26 12 13 7 4 2 22 11 25 50
5 Go Ahead Eagles 25 14 5 6 36 18 12 5 3 4 14 10 13 9 2 2 22 8 18 47
6 Roda JC Kerkrade 25 11 8 6 47 33 12 6 4 2 24 13 13 5 4 4 23 20 14 41
7 NEC 24 12 5 7 41 29 12 6 3 3 21 12 12 6 2 4 20 17 12 41
8 FC Volendam 23 10 7 6 48 30 12 4 3 5 25 16 11 6 4 1 23 14 18 37
9 Telstar 25 9 7 9 43 36 13 4 4 5 27 20 12 5 3 4 16 16 7 34
10 Excelsior 25 9 3 13 45 44 12 4 1 7 23 25 13 5 2 6 22 19 1 30
11 Jong Ajax 24 8 6 10 39 44 13 3 4 6 18 25 11 5 2 4 21 19 -5 30
12 Helmond Sport 24 7 8 9 33 37 13 5 2 6 19 20 11 2 6 3 14 17 -4 29
13 FC Eindhoven 25 7 7 11 36 44 12 4 3 5 25 22 13 3 4 6 11 22 -8 28
14 FC Oss 25 8 4 13 27 40 13 5 2 6 21 20 12 3 2 7 6 20 -13 28
15 Jong Utrecht 24 8 1 15 35 47 12 4 0 8 16 22 12 4 1 7 19 25 -12 25
16 Jong PSV 24 6 5 13 35 51 12 2 4 6 14 20 12 4 1 7 21 31 -16 23
17 MVV Maastricht 25 6 5 14 26 52 12 4 2 6 18 29 13 2 3 8 8 23 -26 23
18 Jong AZ 25 6 4 15 35 68 13 3 3 7 24 36 12 3 1 8 11 32 -33 22
19 FC Dordrecht 24 4 3 17 22 63 12 2 3 7 13 24 12 2 0 10 9 39 -41 15
20 FC Den Bosch 24 2 7 15 26 56 12 2 5 5 16 18 12 0 2 10 10 38 -30 13

Read more about Eerste Divisie

The Eerste Divisie, meaning “First Division”, is the second highest level of football in the Netherlands. 20 teams play two fixtures against each other to form a final league table after 380 games. The winning team is promoted with a creative playoff system deciding whether more teams promote.