AZ and PEC Zwolle meet at AFAS Stadion, in a match for the 2nd round of the Eredivisie. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 5 wins and 2 draws in the last 7 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 02-23-2020, in a match for the Eredivisie that ended with the victory of AZ by (2‑0). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 7 victories and 8 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Champions League, they lost to Dynamo Kyiv by (2‑0). In their last 10 home games AZ has 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games.
AZ make their Dutch Championship debut at home against Zwolle. The team had its match of the first match, against Utrecht, postponed to December. The team has played many friendly matches to prepare for the competition and comes to this match confident. AZ will do their best to start the league on the right foot, but to win they will have to sweat a lot.
PEC Zwolle :
The away team comes to this 2 nd round after a loss in their league debut, against Feyenoord by (0‑2). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 7 victories, 3 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 10 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 4 victories, 1 draw and 10 defeats in their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 37 suffered. In their last 10 away matches PEC Zwolle has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of their last 21 matches have ended with Under 1.5 goals and 15 out of 21 have ended with Under 2.5 goals.
Zwolle started the Dutch championship by losing at home to Feyenoord. To recover in the competition, the team goes to Alkmaar to face AZ and needs to present much more football than the one presented in the previous match. The team wants to win to avoid a bad start, however, a draw can already be considered a good result.