PEC Zwolle vs AZ prediction
Zwolle couldn't continue decent momentum brought up with ah home victory over Sittard after the international break, as the side suffered narrow 1:0 defeat on the road to Feyenoord.
However, it must be said that the game was much more open than what the final result says and that Zwolle didn't underperform at all.
On the contrary, they at least had as much as goalscoring chances as their opponents and the game could have ended way differently on some other day.
The side now has just a point more than the play-out placed Venlo and surely aims to get something out of this clash, after being unlucky on the road to Rotterdam.
Johnsen, Thy and Crooij should lead their attack in a 4-3-3 formation. They miss central defender Reijnen (4/0), left-backs Paal (10/0), van Polen (1/0) and midfielder Saymak (11/2).
AZ Alkmaar had, at least on the paper, a very easy job winning at home over Venlo, but the game turned out to be less one-sided one in just a 1:0 narrow home victory.
The only goal came in the 34th minute via Sugawara, as the home side actually created chance after chances, but couldn't break the opponents once again.
Full domination was seen after their difficult match against Serbian side Partizan in the Europa League a few days earlier when they clinched the progress further into the knockout stage.
As for Eredivisie, The side remains second at the table having seven points more than third-placed PSV and with five consecutive victories at the moment.
Boadu should lead their attack in a version of a 4-2-3-1 formation. Central defenders Hatzidiakos (11/1) and Vlaar (7/2) are out injured for the guests.
PEC Zwolle have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (Eredivisie).
AZ Alkmaar is continuing their good form and is surely favorite in this match. However, Zwolle knows that they can't get something in case they act passively - neither it's their style in front of own fans. Goals, maybe, even more, a couple of times in each net are looking like a granted outcome in this one.
PEC Zwolle vs AZ betting tips
Over 2.5 & BTTS (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.95 at Bet365
Result: 0-3 LOST (-8 units)
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