In the space of three days, Jong AZ suffered two away defeats by the same score 2:0 against Heracles and Roda. They remained on 40 points which is the top performance among the four Youth teams participating in the Eerste Divisie, but today they are in serious problems. Out of action due to injury is main goalkeeper Westerveld (13/0), but the main reason for this bet is the euphoria in Alkmaar over the achievements of AZ Alkmaar U19 in the relevant Champions League 1/4 finals. On Wednesday, they beat Real Madrid U19 by 4:0, and all this players from Jong AZ – Lewis Schouten (24/1 played all match), Fedde De Jong (19/2 played all match), Mexx Meerdink (16/6 played all match), Finn Stam (16/0 played all match), Jayden Addai (15/1 played 72 minutes), Owusu-Oduro (11/0 played all match), Ernest Poku (11/0 played 80 minutes), Dave Kwakman (10/0 played 93 minutes), Ro-Zangelo Daal (9/1 played 10 minutes), Daniel Beukers (4/0 played all match) Kees Smit (3/0 played all match), and Enoch Mastoras (1/0 played all match) participated in the match.
These obligations are likely to significantly weaken the Jong AZ line-up tonight, and Eindhoven has a strong motivation to continue the nice form (2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches) and have positive tradition winning in 4 from the last 5 visits to Alkmaar.