AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:45 UK / 16:45 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion.
Ajax will be aiming to keep their top spot when they visit AZ Alkmaar at AFAS Stadion in Sunday’s Eredivisie North Holland Derby.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (52 games): AZ Alkmaar 10 wins, 12 Draws, Ajax 30 wins.
AZ Alkmaar have 7-8-11 record at home versus de Godenzonen.
Seven of their last eight encounters ended with more than 2.5 goals.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax: Prediction
AZ Alkmaar have had to settle for second spot in their Europa League group after Manchester United proved too strong in 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
Young AZ side, brimming with talent is pushing more experienced Amsterdam team to their limits in this year’s Eredivisie edition. Three points behind league leaders, with a spectacular GD of 38:8, Cheeseheads can claim top spot with a W on Sunday.
Arne Slot’s padawans have been great in front of their own crowd. Six wins, a draw and one loss in eight fixtures while scoring 20 and only allowing 5 goals is a record second only to Ajax’s. They’re at the moment on a three-game winning run at home, all without conceding even once.
Ajax are out of the Champions League as Valencia ended their dreams after a 1-0 defeat at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Sons of the Gods just had to remain unbeaten to pass their group and after going down, they kept missing chance after chance and ended up punished for that.
That defeat was their second in the season, following a shocking 0-2 loss to Willem II just last week at their home ground. Despite that, de Gondenzonen are still the best team in the country.
Their away record speaks volumes. Six wins, two draws, zero losses. All while terrorizing defenses left and right, putting 24 goals past them. Though Ten Hag’s side did concede quite a few, 10 to be precise.
Pantelis Hatzidiakos is only missing player for Slot’s team, after season ending cruciate ligaments injury.
David Neres and Zakaria Labyad are still recovering from knee-related injuries while Quincy Promes is most likely still out following muscle issues.
Over 2.5 goals is almost given. These are teams crowded with attacking talent and with their h2h history, I think we can expect another exciting clash and goals galore. Four of their last six games at AFAS Stadion went over that and those were against teams who played with most of the players in the box. Ajax won’t be coming here with defense in mind.
And despite their recent slump, I expect The Lancers to win here and separate themselves on the top. Their players are fuming following Champions League exit and AZ might end up suffering the consequences.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50
Ajax to Win @ 2.15