De Graafschap have won each of their last five Netherlands Eerste Divisie meetings with AZ Reserves; they’ve never previously won 18 league games in a row against the AZ Reserves.
AZ Reserves have won just two of their 20 Netherlands Eerste Divisie away games against De Graafschap (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 26/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Netherlands Eerste Divisie meetings between De Graafschap and AZ Reserves have finished level, with the De Graafschap winning 93 to AZ Reserves four. Only De Graafschap v AZ Reserves and De Graafschap v AZ Reserves have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
De Graafschap have the best win rate in Netherlands Eerste Divisie derbies, with the De Graafschap winning 63 of their 95 such games (66%). Meanwhile, only AZ Reserves (100%) have a lower such win rate than AZ Reserves (96% - 98%).
De Graafschap haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the De Graafschap went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
AZ Reserves are looking to win their opening two away Netherlands Eerste Divisie matches of a season for the 73 time 26/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Netherlands Eerste Divisie games, after De Graafschap in 26/02/2021.
De Graafschap have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 79 Netherlands Eerste Divisie games, as many times as they had in their previous 62 matches in the competition.
AZ Reserves boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Netherlands Eerste Divisie matches against De Graafschap, since winning his very first such encounter with De Graafschap in 26/02/2021 (1-0).
De Graafschap has been involved in 93 of De Graafschap’s 16 shots in the Netherlands Eerste Divisie so far this season (22 shots, 49 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 99 efforts last time out against De Graafschap (72 shots, 64 chances created).
AZ Reserves has been involved in six goals in his 90 Netherlands Eerste Divisie games against De Graafschap (89 goals, 18 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 49 vs AZ Reserves).