Our prediction for this match:
All eyes will be on B-Veld Racing Genk when Genk and AZ Alkmaar face each other in a warm-up game. Following back-to-back wins over Eendr. Termien (8-1) and Eupen (2-0), Genk shared the spoils with Groningen in their last league fixture. The Jupiler League outfit aim to return to winning ways in preseason, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. Ghana international Joseph Paintsil, who found the net in the 1-1 draw with Groningen, is pushing for a start.
The Eredivisie side, on the other hand, head into Wednesday’s friendly following a 1-1 draw with Anderlecht. Since AZ have been scoring goals for fun in warm-up games as well, beating Oss 3-0 and NEC 4-1, and, taking everything into account, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting in a friendly Genk defeated AZ Alkmaar 1-0, but a high-scoring affair is on the cards this time out.
Highlighted Player (Patrik Hrosovsky):
Born in Prievidza, Czechoslovakia, Patrik Hrosovsky is a midfielder who plays for Viktoria Plzen. Patrik Hrosovsky started his youth career at his hometown club Prievidza and he played for the youth team of Trencin as well before joining Viktoria Plzen.
The Slovakian footballer has been playing for the Viktorka ever since, but it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Sokolov, Usti nad Labem and Znojmo on loan as well. Patrik Hrosovsky made his Slovakia debut on November 19, 2014 in a friendly game against Finland.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder as well. Hrosovsky has yet to find the net with the Slovakia national football team, but he found the net for the U21 team in a 7-1 win over Luxembourg at the 2015 European Championship. He has a contract with Viktoria Plzen which expires on June 30, 2019.
Highlighted Team (AZ):
AZ Alkmaar are a professional football club that play their home matches at AFAS Stadion. The venue was opened on 4 August, 2006 and the construction of the stadium cost €38 million. AFAS Stadion is able to hold 17 023 spectators.
The Cheeseheads were founded on 10 May, 1967 and they won their first trophy in 1981, finishing the season 12 points clear of Dutch giants Ajax. 18 years later AZ clinched their second Eredivisie trophy, with the team finishing the 2008/2009 campaign with 80 points, 11 clear of second-placed Twente. In 1981 the club made it to the UEFA Cup final, but English side Ipswich Town proved to be a big catch for the Dutch team.
AZ’s home kits are red and white and they wear black shirts when playing on the road. The likes of Shota Arveladze, Jozy Altidore, Ron Vlaar, Joris Mathijsen, Graziano Pelle, Simon Poulsen, Moussa Dembele and Sergio Romero are notable footballers who played for AZ in the past.