AZ have won each of their last five Netherlands Eredivisie meetings with Sparta Rotterdam; they’ve never previously won 29 league games in a row against the Sparta Rotterdam.
Sparta Rotterdam have won just two of their 13 Netherlands Eredivisie away games against AZ (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Netherlands Eredivisie meetings between AZ and Sparta Rotterdam have finished level, with the AZ winning 15 to Sparta Rotterdam four. Only AZ v Sparta Rotterdam and AZ v Sparta Rotterdam have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
AZ have the best win rate in Netherlands Eredivisie derbies, with the AZ winning 46 of their 65 such games (50%). Meanwhile, only Sparta Rotterdam (37%) have a lower such win rate than Sparta Rotterdam (26% - 58%).
AZ haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the AZ went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Sparta Rotterdam are looking to win their opening two away Netherlands Eredivisie matches of a season for the 51 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Netherlands Eredivisie games, after AZ in 10/04/2021.
AZ have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 91 Netherlands Eredivisie games, as many times as they had in their previous 58 matches in the competition.
Sparta Rotterdam boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Netherlands Eredivisie matches against AZ, since winning his very first such encounter with AZ in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
AZ has been involved in 17 of AZ’s 58 shots in the Netherlands Eredivisie so far this season (11 shots, 91 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 57 efforts last time out against AZ (25 shots, 22 chances created).
Sparta Rotterdam has been involved in six goals in his 26 Netherlands Eredivisie games against AZ (29 goals, 63 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 42 vs Sparta Rotterdam).