AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen: Preview and Prediction

Dutch Eredivisie match AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen 1st April 2017

AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen
Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 1st April 2017,
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadium.

AZ will host the struggling Groningen side on Friday evening looking to back up the magnificent display from the previous round of Eredivisie when they demolished ADO Den Haag 4-0 on the home pitch.

We can certainly expect to see plenty of goals at AFAS Stadium knowing that the visitors have been super easy to break down lately.


John van den Brom has not done anything special with AZ in this season. The team is way below the leading trio in Eredivisie and they will be lucky to qualify for a yet another Europa League journey at the end of the season.

Anyhow, the team should not have troubles with Groningen following the impressive performance they produced against ADO Den Haag in their last league fixture. Dabney dos Santos and Joris van Overeem came out with terrific displays and were the main figures in the commanding 4-0 victory.


The visitors are not enjoying the best campaign of their own since they will most likely end this season in the bottom half for the first time after several years.

Ernest Faber’s men have been winless in last ten league fixtures mainly because of the poor defensive line which allowed at least two goals in most of the matches during the process.

AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen: Head to head

AZ lead the head to head tie by seven wins, but Groningen were better in the last encounter between the two sides.

Brian Linssen and Tom van Weert were on target in a 2-0 win for the Pride of the North back in October last year at Noordlease Stadium.

AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen: Prediction

The home win is paid at 8/13 and it definitely has value under the given circumstances, but we’ll add more to it by picking home win & BTTS at 2/1 as the number one call.

The Over 2.5 goals pick should not be questionable at all and it can be considered a banker bet at3/5 odds.

AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen: Bet Tips

  • The first pick will be AZ to win & BTTS at 3.00 with Bet365
  • The Over 2.5 goals is a banker bet at 1.60.