Early betting lines indicate AZ Alkmaar advantage hosting PEC Zwolle at AFAS Stadion

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 14:30 (UTC)
Venue: AFAS Stadion (17023 seats)

AZ Alkmaar welcome PEC Zwolle for another interesting Eredivisie fixture here at AFAS Stadion.

The hosts Alkmaar saw competitive action as recent as four days ago, playing in the Champions League. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Dynamo Kyiv.

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting PEC Zwolle 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 8-5-21 (win-draw-loss) from 34 matches.

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AZ Alkmaar form and stats

The home team are expected to win this game about three out of four times, according to the bookmaker odds. When checking the database for Alkmaar home games with this odds we find five games with a similar winning chance. Resulting in two wins, one draw and two defeats. Looking at the victories, one match were won by at least two goals.

Last season, AZ Alkmaar's league statistics were 18 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, resulting in a 2nd position in the Eredivisie. Over these 25 matches they scored 54 goals and conceded 17. Playing at home last season AZ Alkmaar managed 10-1-2 (win-draw-lost) with 32 goals and 8 conceded.

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PEC Zwolle form and stats

We have done a similar check as we did with the hometeam, looking up recent matches where Zwolle 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.

Let's have a look at how PEC Zwolle performed last season in the Eredivisie: They landed a 15th position in the league table after playing out 7 victories, 5 draws and 14 defeats. In total they scored 37 and conceded 55 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 2 - drew 3 and lost 9 with 9/25 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: AZ Alkmaar won six, PEC Zwolle won zero and four draws. five games with over 2,5 goals, five matches with two goals or less.

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AZ Alkmaar PEC Zwolle
Total Home vs Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 1
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 1
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 2
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 100%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 3
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 3
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 3
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 17
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 5
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
AZ Alkmaar Last season PEC Zwolle
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 13   Played P   14 26
18 10   Won W   2 7
2 1   Drew D   3 5
5 2   Lost L   9 14
54 32   Scored S   9 37
17 8   Conceded C   25 55
96% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   86% 92%
84% 77%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   71% 81%
60% 62%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   50% 69%
28% 46%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   29% 54%
8% 15%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   7% 23%
24% 23%   BTTS BTTS   43% 58%
68% 77%   Clean Sheets C S   14% 12%
12% 8%   Failed to Score F T   57% 38%
 
6.4 8.1   Corners for (avg) C F   4.5 4.4
3.5 2.4   Corners against (avg) C A   7.1 6.6
1.3 1   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.8 1.7
2 0   Red cards R C   1 2
 
362 225   Total Shots T S   169 315
138 75   Shots on Target S O   60 120
39% 43%   Goal Efficiency G E   15% 31%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 VVV-Venlo 1 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 3 2 3
2 PSV 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
3 FC Twente 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
4 Feyenoord 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
5 Heracles 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
6 SC Heerenveen 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
7 Ajax 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
8 Vitesse 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
9 AZ Alkmaar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 FC Utrecht 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 RKC Waalwijk 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
12 Sparta Rotterdam 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
13 FC Emmen 1 0 0 1 3 5 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
14 FC Groningen 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
15 ADO Den Haag 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
16 Fortuna Sittard 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
17 PEC Zwolle 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
18 Willem II 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 25 18 2 5 68 23 13 11 0 2 40 8 12 7 2 3 28 15 45 56
2 AZ Alkmaar 25 18 2 5 54 17 13 10 1 2 32 8 12 8 1 3 22 9 37 56
3 Feyenoord 25 14 8 3 50 35 13 9 3 1 29 15 12 5 5 2 21 20 15 50
4 PSV 26 14 7 5 54 28 12 8 3 1 32 12 14 6 4 4 22 16 26 49
5 Willem II 26 13 5 8 37 34 13 7 4 2 17 9 13 6 1 6 20 25 3 44
6 FC Utrecht 25 12 5 8 50 34 12 8 0 4 30 12 13 4 5 4 20 22 16 41
7 Vitesse 26 12 5 9 45 35 13 7 3 3 24 15 13 5 2 6 21 20 10 41
8 Heracles 26 10 6 10 40 34 13 8 1 4 31 17 13 2 5 6 9 17 6 36
9 FC Groningen 26 10 5 11 27 26 13 7 1 5 17 10 13 3 4 6 10 16 1 35
10 SC Heerenveen 26 8 9 9 41 41 14 3 8 3 17 18 12 5 1 6 24 23 0 33
11 Sparta Rotterdam 26 9 6 11 41 45 13 7 3 3 30 16 13 2 3 8 11 29 -4 33
12 FC Emmen 26 9 5 12 32 45 13 9 2 2 26 12 13 0 3 10 6 33 -13 32
13 VVV-Venlo 26 8 4 14 24 51 13 5 3 5 14 21 13 3 1 9 10 30 -27 28
14 FC Twente 26 7 6 13 34 46 13 5 3 5 23 22 13 2 3 8 11 24 -12 27
15 PEC Zwolle 26 7 5 14 37 55 12 5 2 5 28 30 14 2 3 9 9 25 -18 26
16 Fortuna Sittard 26 6 8 12 29 52 13 6 4 3 22 17 13 0 4 9 7 35 -23 26
17 ADO Den Haag 26 4 7 15 25 54 13 2 6 5 11 17 13 2 1 10 14 37 -29 19
18 RKC Waalwijk 26 4 3 19 27 60 13 3 2 8 13 20 13 1 1 11 14 40 -33 15

Read more about Eredivisie

The Eredivisie is the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands. 18 teams play two fixtures against each other to form the final league table and decide which team wins the Dutch national championship. The phrase Eredivisie translates to “Honour Division”. The “big three” in Dutch football are Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord.