Ajax vs AZ Alkmaar: Match Preview and Predictions

Ajax vs AZ Alkmaar
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK
Venue: Amsterdam ArenA (Amsterdam).

Ajax host AZ in the derby of the Matchday on Sunday afternoon at Amsterdam ArenA. The hosts need a point to secure the second-place finish and the Champions League qualifications this summer, while the Cheeseheads would remain in the contest exclusively with the win in the capital.

The team led by John van den Brom will not come into the game in the highest of spirits, though, having suffered a tough 3-0 defeat to Feyenoord in the KNVB Beker final last weekend at Feijenoord Stadion. They’ve previously shipped three to PSV as well a month ago in the league clash meaning their defensive line can be super vulnerable against the top quality sides. Ajax are definitely such, in spite of the fact they’ve generally had a dismal campaign so far in the season.

Ajax vs AZ Alkmaar: Head-to-head

Goals should be guaranteed given that all of previous four head to head encounters between these two sides saw both teams on the scoresheet.

At least three goals were seen in each of last five head to head matches.

Ajax won four and drew one of last five ties against AZ bagging two or more goals in six of last seven H2H affairs.

Ajax vs AZ Alkmaar: Prediction

Furthermore, Ajax won six and drew one of last seven league games in front of the home crowd bagging four goals on two separate occasions in last three fixtures at Amsterdam ArenA. Since AZ’s defensive line showed plenty of defensive holes against the likes of PSV and Feyenoord recently, we do find the value in backing the hosts to net three or more here at 2.10 odds.

On the other hand, AZ scored in all of 19 away matches across competitions so far in the season. If we add the fact that all of last four H2H games saw the BTTS option “come in”, the standout bet would be Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS at 1.61.

Ajax vs AZ Alkmaar: Bet Tips

Ajax Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 2.10

Over 2.5 Goals FT & BTTS @ 1.61