AZ Alkmaar vs ADO Den Haag
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
Alkmaar conceded ground to Feyenoord, after painstakingly overtaking them just a week before. All AZ had to do was defeat the relegation-threatened Graafschap, but they failed at that front. As a result, Feyenoord, with their win against Venlo, once again got possession of the third spot in the table, which allows direct entry into the Europa.
This match-day, Feyenoord is taking on a tough customer in Heracles, and AZ needs to capitalize on their favorable draw against Den Haag. Den is almost out of the race to Europe, with a ten-point deficit to overcome with just 15 left to play for. They have also posted just a single win in the last five league fixtures.
Alkmaar vs Den Haag Head-to-head (h2h)
- AZ won the last six games on the trot.
- The last five encounters saw Alkmaar keeping a clean sheet.
- 14 of the last 16 wins belong to AZ.
- 11 of the last 13 matches at this venue saw AZ scoring two or more goals.
Alkmaar vs Den Haag Prediction
Alkmaar is already a firm favorite for the Europa League playoffs, but they can avoid needless formality if they are able to overturn a one-point deficit against Feyenoord, who are pitted against Heracles, and as such won’t be having an easier time.
H2h matches firmly place AZ as the favorite. They won the last six such ties and kept clean sheets in five of them. They also registered 14 of the last 16 wins and ten of the last eleven at this venue. Going on, the team managed two or more goals in 11 of the last 13 clashes at this stadium and conceded just four goals in the last nine meetings here.
Moreover, excluding friendlies, AZ is on a nine-match winning streak at home, while Den Haag is winless in their last seven on the road. Expect a thorough win for the hosts.
Alkmaar vs Den Haag Betting Tips
Alkmaar to Win to Nil @ 2.20 (6/5)
Half Time Result: Alkmaar to Win @ 1.67 (2/3).