The hosts have been pretty inconsistent so far this season, but despite that, I have several reasons to believe that Waalwijk will manage to win this home match against Jong AZ.At first place, Hans de Koning will make his debut as the club's new manager today and usually under such circumstances motivation of the players is on a highest possible level.
Unlike their struggles away from home (0-4-5 7/18), the hosts are doing relatively well at Mandemakers Stadion, where they've won fifteen points from ten games (4-3-3 12/11) and even managed to eliminate Sparta Rotterdam in the third round of the KNVB Beker on Sept. 19 (1-0).In addition to that, Hans de Koning has a full squad to choose from.
Jong AZ is one of the teams with the lowest potential in this league, so it's not a surprise that the guests are currently in 19th place in the standings (from twenty teams), with 5-1-12 26/43 after eighteen rounds and only six-point advantage over last-placed Jong Utrecht.The guests have been in an awful form just before the break - five consecutive defeats at the hands of Dordrecht (2-3/away), Volendam (0-2/home), Graafschap (0-1/away), Maastricht (0-2/away) and Nijmegen on Dec. 22 (2-7/home) - and in addition to that, they will travel to Waalwijk without several important players in Nick Olij (g / 17+0), Owen Wijndal (d / 8+1), Tijani Reijnders (m / 14+3), Abdelmalek El Hasnaoui (m / 11+1), Mees Hoedemakers (m / 17+1) and Jeremy Helmer (f / 6+3).
Everything speaks in favor of the home team here and I think that Waalwijk will manage to win three points from this match.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pick1 2
- Odds-227 bwin
- Match result1-0 (+3.52)
Head 2 head Statistics
|Type||Waalwijk||Jong AZ (Ned)|
Last 5 home Waalwijk
|15.12.17||RKC Waalwijk - Volendam||1-3||Eerst|
|01.12.17||RKC Waalwijk - Helmond Sport||1-0||Eerst|
|24.11.17||RKC Waalwijk - Oss||2-1||Eerst|
|17.11.17||RKC Waalwijk - Telstar||4-1||Eerst|
|27.10.17||RKC Waalwijk - Dordrecht||1-0||Eerst|
Last 5 away Jong AZ (Ned)
|15.12.17||MVV - AZ II||3-0||Eerst|
|01.12.17||De Graafschap - AZ II||1-0||Eerst|
|24.11.17||Dordrecht - AZ II||3-2||Eerst|
|03.11.17||Almere City - AZ II||3-2||Eerst|
|27.10.17||Go Ahead Eagles - AZ II||2-1||Eerst|
Last 5 away Waalwijk
|22.12.17||Go Ahead Eagles - RKC Waalwijk||0-0||Eerst|
|19.12.17||Willem II - RKC Waalwijk||3-0||Cup|
|08.12.17||Fortuna Sittard - RKC Waalwijk||6-0||Eerst|
|27.11.17||Almere City - RKC Waalwijk||3-2||Eerst|
|03.11.17||MVV - RKC Waalwijk||0-0||Eerst|