ALKMAAR. AZ was ultimately too good for RKC Waalwijk with the goal of S. Mijnans (8′), Mayckel Lahdo (50′) and Myron van Brederode (63′). AZ made the most of its better ball possession (59%).
The match was played at the AFAS Stadion stadium in Alkmaar on Sunday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Allard Lindhout with the assistance of Joost van Zuilen and Rens Bluemink. The 4th official was Luuk Timmer. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 10.8 degrees Celsius or 51.35 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 73%.
- 59 Ball Possession 41
- 16 Total 7
- 8 On Target 1
- 2 Off Target 4
- 6 Shots blocked 2
- 134 Attack 77
- 87 Dangerous attack 25
- 89 Ball safe 76
- 0 Penalties 0
- 8 Corners 0
- 4 Off Sides 1
- 9 Total 6
- 0 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
AZ was in firm control of the ball 59% while RKC Waalwijk was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
AZ was more aggressive with 87 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why AZ won the match.
AZ shot 16 times, 8 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, RKC Waalwijk shot 7 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
AZ didn’t receive any yellow card. On the other side, RKC Waalwijk received 1 yellow card (Dario Van den Buijs).
After playing this contest, AZ will have 60 points to sit in the 4th place. On the opposite side, RKC Waalwijk will stay with 38 points like SC Heerenveen to sit in the 8th place.
In the next match in the Eredivisie, AZ will host FC Emmen on the 14th of May with a 8-0 head to head statistic in favor of AZ (0 draws).
RKC Waalwijk will play away agasint FC Utrecht on the 13th of May with a 12-4 head to head stats in favor of FC Utrecht (4 draws).
AZ – Formation
AZ started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Pascal Jansen decided to play with the following team: Mathew Ryan, Yukinari Sugawara , Sam Beukema , Pantelis Hatzidiakos , Milos Kerkez , Tijjani Reijnders , Sven Mijnans , Jordy Clasie , Mayckel Lahdo , Jens Odgaard and Myron Van Brederode .
The home team had on the bench: Zico Buurmeester, Maxim Dekker, Mexx Meerdink , Djordje Mihailović , Hobie Verhulst, Mees de Wit , Riechedly Bazoer , Zinho Vanheusden and Daniel Deen.
AZ could not rely on the presence of Riechedly Bazoer (injured).
AZ made 5 changes: Jens Odgaard for Mexx Meerdink (20′), M. Meerdink for Djordje Mihailovic (46′), Jordy Clasie for Riechedly Bazoer (68′), Mayckel Lahdo for Mees De Wit (80′) and S. Mijnans for Z. Buurmeester (80′).
Best player: Sven Mijnans
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for AZ was Sven Mijnans.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 55 passes (92% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 5 crosses.
RKC Waalwijk – Formation
RKC Waalwijk started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
Joseph Oosting played with: Joel Pereira, Julian Lelieveld , Jurien Gaari , Dario Van Den Buijs , Shawn Adewoye , Saïd Bakari , Pelle Clement , Vurnon Anita , Yassin Oukili , Mats Seuntjens and Michiel Kramer .
They had on the bench: Sebbe Augustijns, Florian Jozefzoon , Julen Lobete , Mark Spenkelink, Thierry Lutonda, Zakaria Bakkali, Chris Lokesa , Roy Kuijpers, Patrick Vroegh, Joey Kesting, Mika Biereth and Lars Nieuwpoort.
RKC Waalwijk made 5 changes: Pelle Clement for Florian Jozefzoon (65′), Julian Lelieveld for Julen Lobete (65′), Vurnon Anita for Sebbe Augustijns (80′), Yassin Oukili for Chris Lokesa (80′) and Mats Seuntjens for Roy Kuijpers (88′).
Best player: Joel Pereira
The player that probably impressed the most for RKC Waalwijk was the goalkeeper: Joel Pereira. His rating is 7.30. He performed 6 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie.
- PSV – Ajax – 3-0
- Go Ahead Eagles – Fortuna Sittard – 2-0
- Feyenoord – FC Utrecht – 3-1
- FC Twente – Sparta Rotterdam – 3-3
- AZ – RKC Waalwijk – 3-0