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Heracles Almelo vs. AZ Alkmaar 5/16/2021 Dutch Eredivisie Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Heracles Almelo challenges AZ Alkmaar on 5/16/2021.

AZ Alkmaar clashes with Heracles Almelo in a regular season match. Heracles Almelo with a record of 12.0-8.0-13.0 this season comes into this game with a 4.0-4.0-8.0 record on the road. AZ Alkmaar is 20.0-8.0-5.0 this season and is 11.0-2.0-3.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Heracles Almelo and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. AZ Alkmaar played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for AZ Alkmaar and it is an opportunity to get rolling. AZ Alkmaar played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The Heracles Almelo Roster

The Players to Watch for the Heracles Almelo

Rai Vloet MF,FW

Rai Vloet has 65.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Rai Vloet has 27.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Rai Vloet has 30 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Rai Vloet has 16 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Rai Vloet has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Rai Vloet has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed 30 fouls this season. He has drawn 44 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Robin Pröpper DF

Robin Pröpper has 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Robin Pröpper has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Robin Pröpper has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Robin Pröpper has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Robin Pröpper has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Robin Pröpper has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Lucas Schoofs MF

Lucas Schoofs has 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Lucas Schoofs had 8.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Lucas Schoofs has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Lucas Schoofs has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Lucas Schoofs has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Lucas Schoofs has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Luca de la Torre MF,FW

Luca de la Torre has 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Luca de la Torre had 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Luca de la Torre had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Luca de la Torre has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luca de la Torre has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luca de la Torre has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 26 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Delano Burgzorg FW,MF

As a shooter, Delano Burgzorg had 43.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Delano Burgzorg had 15.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Delano Burgzorg had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Heracles Almelo teammates, Delano Burgzorg had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Delano Burgzorg has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Delano Burgzorg has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 38 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Giacomo Quagliata DF

Giacomo Quagliata has 9.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Giacomo Quagliata had 0.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Giacomo Quagliata has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Giacomo Quagliata has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Giacomo Quagliata has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Giacomo Quagliata has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 34 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Tim Breukers DF

Tim Breukers has 9.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Tim Breukers has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Tim Breukers has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Heracles Almelo teammates, Tim Breukers had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tim Breukers has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tim Breukers has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Mats Knoester DF

Mats Knoester has 10.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Mats Knoester had 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Mats Knoester has 21 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Mats Knoester has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mats Knoester has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mats Knoester has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

The AZ Alkmaar Roster

The Players to Watch for the AZ Alkmaar

Owen Wijndal DF

Owen Wijndal has 28.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Owen Wijndal had 10.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Owen Wijndal had 33 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his AZ Alkmaar teammates, Owen Wijndal had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Owen Wijndal has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Owen Wijndal has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 37 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Jesper Karlsson FW,MF

Jesper Karlsson has 66.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Jesper Karlsson has 32.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Jesper Karlsson had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his AZ Alkmaar teammates, Jesper Karlsson had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jesper Karlsson has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Jesper Karlsson has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Teun Koopmeiners MF

As a shooter, Teun Koopmeiners had 49.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Teun Koopmeiners has 24.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Teun Koopmeiners had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his AZ Alkmaar teammates, Teun Koopmeiners had 15 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Teun Koopmeiners has 7 Yellow Cards this season. Teun Koopmeiners has 10 Red Cards this season. He has committed 30 fouls this season. He has drawn 19 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Fredrik Midtsjø MF

Fredrik Midtsjø has 20.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Fredrik Midtsjø has 10.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Fredrik Midtsjø had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his AZ Alkmaar teammates, Fredrik Midtsjø had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Fredrik Midtsjø has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Fredrik Midtsjø has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 34 fouls this season. He has drawn 42 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Calvin Stengs MF,FW

Calvin Stengs has 57.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Calvin Stengs has 26.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Calvin Stengs has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Calvin Stengs has 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Calvin Stengs has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Calvin Stengs has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 26 fouls this season. He has drawn 43 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Myron Boadu FW

As a shooter, Myron Boadu had 41.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Myron Boadu had 21.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Myron Boadu had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his AZ Alkmaar teammates, Myron Boadu had 13 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Myron Boadu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Myron Boadu has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 37 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Bruno Martins Indi DF

Bruno Martins Indi has 9.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Bruno Martins Indi has 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Bruno Martins Indi had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his AZ Alkmaar teammates, Bruno Martins Indi had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bruno Martins Indi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bruno Martins Indi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Albert Guðmundsson FW,MF

Albert Guðmundsson has 54.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Albert Guðmundsson has 22.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Albert Guðmundsson had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his AZ Alkmaar teammates, Albert Guðmundsson had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Albert Guðmundsson has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Albert Guðmundsson has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 36 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Heracles Almelo Team Stats

The Heracles Almelo Offensive Stats and Metrics

Heracles Almelo scored 1.12 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Heracles Almelo was able to score 0.91 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Heracles Almelo converted on 0.31 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Heracles Almelo attempted 3.61 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Heracles Almelo attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 35.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Heracles Almelo Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Heracles Almelo was able to hold opponents to 1.3 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Heracles Almelo goalkeepers fended off 3.82 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Heracles Almelo goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 65.1% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 27.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Heracles Almelo. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Heracles Almelo Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Heracles Almelo had 15.61 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Heracles Almelo is in the top 51 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Heracles Almelo has successfully intercepted 14.3 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Heracles Almelo in the top 6 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Heracles Almelo has committed 10.21 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Heracles Almelo in the top 5 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Heracles Almelo drew 11.18 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Heracles Almelo is in the top 76 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Heracles Almelo committed an offside 1.88 times. Heracles Almelo is in the top 61 percentile in offside calls against them.

AZ Alkmaar Team Stats

The AZ Alkmaar Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, AZ Alkmaar was able to score 1.76 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, AZ Alkmaar was able to score 1.30 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

AZ Alkmaar converted on 0.33 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

AZ Alkmaar attempted 5.39 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. AZ Alkmaar attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 41.5% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

AZ Alkmaar Defensive Stats and Metrics

AZ Alkmaar gave up 1.12 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. AZ Alkmaar goalkeepers fended off 3.48 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. AZ Alkmaar truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

AZ Alkmaar goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 67.8% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 27.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for AZ Alkmaar. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

AZ Alkmaar Utility Stats

AZ Alkmaar tried 16.27 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts AZ Alkmaar in the top 48 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. AZ Alkmaar has successfully intercepted 12.61 passes per 90 minutes of action. AZ Alkmaar is in the top 28 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, AZ Alkmaar commits 9.61 fouls. This puts AZ Alkmaar in the top 3 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. AZ Alkmaar drew 11.06 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts AZ Alkmaar in the top 79 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, AZ Alkmaar committed an offside 1.39 times. AZ Alkmaar is in the top 18 percentile in offside calls against them.

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