Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction 03.04.2024

Heracles Almelo

Heracles Almelo

5 : 0

AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar

1

6.66

X

5

2

1.45

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  • Competition: Netherlands - Eredivisie
  • Date: Wednesday, 3rd, April 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:45 UK / 18.45 CEST
  • Venue: Asito Stadium (Almelo)

With the aim of maintaining their pursuit of a top-three finish, AZ Alkmaar sets foot on the Asito Stadium to face the relegation-threatened Heracles on Wednesday in round 28 of the Dutch Eredivisie.

Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips: BTTS

Despite their gallant effort and never-say-die attitude, Heracles couldn't escape defeat at De Grolsch Veste, where they were edged out by the Champions League-chasing Twente with a lone strike.

The routine 2-0 thrashing of Go Ahead Eagles, just before the international break, stands out as the lone triumph amid a dismal run of six top-flight battles for the black-and-white squad, leaving them with the relegation zone breathing down their necks.

Separated by just four points from Excelsior, who are squatting in the relegation playoff spot, boss Erwin van de Looi is aiming to push his men as far away from the danger by leveraging their recent strong home form, where they've bagged seven points from their last three contests in their fortress.

Even more impressively, the Herve Assito faithful have enjoyed watching their beloved side produce goals aplenty recently, with Heracles recording 2+ goals in four straight home appearances, aiming to maintain the same attacking style in hopes of stunning the favored AZ.

On the opposite end of the pitch, the Cheese Farmers arrive in Almelo in high spirits, as they sit top of the table in terms of league form, putthing an admirable 13 out of a possible 15 points in their bag over the past five Eredivisie gameweeks, with only Feyenoord managing to achieve the same record (W4, D1).

Admiteddly, AZ Alkmaar maintains an eight-point cushion over fifth-placed Ajax in the chase for the European football quarantee spot by comfortably sprinting to a 2-0 victory against Vitesse on Saturday, lengthening their unbeaten streak to seven top-flight fixtures (W5, D2).

Maarten Martens' high-flying squad has excelled at both ends of the pitch during their recent surge in form, allowing only once and posting four clean sheets in their last five outings, while also netting an imposing 12 times in that span, hoping that their offensive line will shine once more midweek.

Meetings between these sides have often delivered a flurry of goals when held at the Erve Asito, as a whopping 18 goals have been seen in the past six clashes, with BTTS emerging as the winning bet on five occasions from the aforementioned. As Heracles has been exceptionally dangerous in front of goal, while AZ is expressing a strong desire to win, we anticipate a fiery showdown awaiting us.

Heracles Almelo vs AZ Alkmaar Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. AZ Alkmaar

    1 : 1

    Heracles Almelo

    Eredivisie

  2. AZ Alkmaar

    2 : 1

    Heracles Almelo

    Eredivisie

  3. AZ Alkmaar

    4 : 1

    Heracles Almelo

    KNVB Beker

  4. Heracles Almelo

    3 : 2

    AZ Alkmaar

    Eredivisie

  5. AZ Alkmaar

    5 : 0

    Heracles Almelo

    Eredivisie

Heracles Almelo

Heracles team news

Heracles will have to face the Champions League-chasing side without the services of Jannes Wieckhoff and the long-absent Sava-Arangel Cestic, both ruled out due to injuries.

Young defender Stijn Bultman picked up an injury while on international duty with the Netherlands U19s, sidelining him for the weekend loss against Twente.

Last matches of Heracles Almelo

  1. Twente

    1 : 0

    Heracles Almelo

    Eredivisie

  2. Heracles Almelo

    2 : 0

    Go Ahead Eagles

    Eredivisie

  3. Feyenoord

    3 : 0

    Heracles Almelo

    Eredivisie

  4. Heracles Almelo

    2 : 2

    Almere City

    Eredivisie

  5. Utrecht

    1 : 0

    Heracles Almelo

    Eredivisie

Heracles Almelo lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Michael Brouwer

Defenders

  • 22

    Fredrik Oppegard

  • 21

    Justin Hoogma

  • 27

    Kelvin Leerdam

  • 19

    Navajo Bakboord

Midfielders

  • 20

    Ajdin Hrustic

  • 14

    Brian De Keersmaecker

  • 12

    Ruben Roosken

  • 8

    Mario Engels

  • 7

    Bryan Limbombe

Forwards

  • 9

    Jizz Hornkamp

AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar team news

In the meantime, AZ Alkmaar travels to Almelo without the services of the long-term injured Mayckel Lahdo, while Bruno Martins Indi and Lequincio Zeefuik have recently picked up injuries, casting doubt on their midweek involvement.

The Belgian tactician Maarten Martens is highly likely to stick with the same starting lineup that has been shining brightly in recent matches, while Ruben van Bommel will be assessed after being substituted early in the second half during the 2-0 victory over Vitesse.

Last matches of AZ Alkmaar

  1. AZ Alkmaar

    2 : 0

    Vitesse

    Eredivisie

  2. FC Volendam

    0 : 4

    AZ Alkmaar

    Eredivisie

  3. AZ Alkmaar

    4 : 0

    Excelsior

    Eredivisie

  4. Sparta Rotterdam

    1 : 1

    AZ Alkmaar

    Eredivisie

  5. AZ Alkmaar

    2 : 0

    Ajax

    Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Mathew Ryan

Defenders

  • 18

    David Moller Wolfe

  • 25

    Riechedly Bazoer

  • 3

    Wouter Goes

  • 2

    Yukinari Sugawara

Midfielders

  • 8

    Jordy Clasie

  • 14

    Kristijan Belic

  • 19

    Myron van Brederode

  • 10

    Dani de Wit

  • 16

    Sven Mijnans

Forwards

  • 9

    Vangelis Pavlidis

3 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Heracles has scored 2+ goals in four consecutive home matches.
  2. AZ Alkmaar has found the back of the net at least twice in four of their last five Eredivisie games.
  3. Five out of the last six H2H meetings at the Erve Asito have seen BTTS.

Main prediction Heracles Almelo - AZ Alkmaar

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56% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on ESPN (Ned), Sport Extra (Rom), Sport TV (Slo), Veikkaus TV

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Who is Heracles' player to watch?

Involved in nine of Heracles' goals this season (7G, 2A), Jizz Hornkamp leads the team in scoring.

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Who is AZ Alkmaar's player to watch?

Vangelis Pavlidis is the top scorer of the Eredivisie campaign with an impressive 24 goals and two assists.