AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:45 UK/ 16:45 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
Alkmaar’s winning streak in the campaign for the past three games ended with the loss in their previous encounter in the schedule. The 0-1 loss at home against FC Utrecht was only their second loss in their 19 league appearances so far this season.
Ajax is at the top of the table this season too, with 44 points in their 18 league clashes this term. The visitor is on a three-game winning streak, extending their unbeaten streak to seven games in a row. They will visit on the back of a 1-2 win on the road against Sittard last time out.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for Ajax.
- Both teams haven’t scored in their recent six fixtures.
- None of their last eight matches have ended in a draw.
- The host has won only two of their last eight clashes at home.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax Prediction
Ajax has been a tough contender for the other teams inside and outside the Eredivisie. However, Alkmaar will come in with registering three of their last five overall wins in their h2h meetings with the guest. But the seven points lag with the away team reduces their chance to take all three points.
The host enjoys the ground advantage and has lost only two of their 19 clashes like the visitors. Ajax has 14 wins in their record with a game in hand this season. Surely, the squad strength of the away team cancels out the ground advantage for the home team. Besides, the host had a loss which will affect the morale of their dugout. And the visitor will come in hot with a treble win in their schedule.
The away win in full-time will thus probably be the ideal choice in the fixture. The reigning champions still cannot get away with a clean sheet as the host is on a scoring spree. Hence, the tip for BTTS will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax Betting tips
Ajax to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).