Twente vs AZ Alkmaar
Date: Saturday, 17th December 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK,
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (Enschede).
Two teams in the European play-off spots of Eredivisie table will battle each other on Saturday at De Grolsch Veste.
Twente returned to winning ways last weekend as they managed a hard fought 1-0 over Ajax. The two teams waited till 90 minutes to decide the outcome of the game via Klich’s Penalty. Prior to that game, Twente have been win-less for 4 games in the league, with 3 draws and a defeat. They are on the 6th spot with 24 points, a point above Vitesse outside the playoff spot and 2 points below their visitors.
Meanwhile, AZ were humiliated by table toppers Feyenoord last week, they were beaten 4 goals to nil at home. The home defeat halted AZ’S 5 games unbeaten run as they have won 2 of their previous 5 and drawn 3. They are now 5th in the table with 25 points, 8 points below PSV in the 3rd spot. A win on this game will only ensure they keep their position in the playoff spot.
Twente vs AZ Alkmaar: Head to Head Statistics
Twente have had the better share in their previous meetings, they have won 18 of their previous 41 meetings. AZ Alkmaar have won 13 games and drawn 10 times against Twente.
At Grolsch Veste Twente have won 13 games against AZ, lost 4 and drawn 4. Their last 3 games against each other have hugely favoured AZ as they are unbeaten with 2 wins and a draw. AZ have also scored at least 2 goals in each of their last 3 games.
Twente vs AZ Alkmaar: Prediction
Twente haven’t been in the best of form recently despite narrowly winning their last outing. Their visitors AZ have been better than them when considering their recent form. AZ’ last 3 games have recorded over 3 goals and we expect the game to yield at least 3 goals.
Twente vs AZ Alkmaar: Bet Tips
Double chance – AZ to win or draw at 4/7 (1.57)
Over 2.5 goal at 2/3 (1.67).