AZ Alkmaar vs Heracles Predictions & Match Preview

AZ Alkmaar vs Heracles
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
Kick-off at 18.45 UK/ 19.45 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).

Alkmaar failed in capitalizing on Feyenoord’s shortcomings and this saw them losing out on a direct-promotion spot to the Europa League. Hope still remains though. There are four more rounds to go, and the team just needs to make up a difference of four points and has a direct encounter with Feyenoord in the coming match-day. If things go well, Alkmaar just might do the impossible.

Heracles needs to tread lightly. While they may be in the playoff list as of now, several teams are passionately chasing them. Heracles does not have a healthy lead of points either. And most worryingly, their defense has seen them conceding goals as like that of a relegation battler.

AZ Alkmaar vs Heracles Head-to-head (h2h)

  • 22 of the last 26 wins went to Alkmaar.
  • The last ten matches returned nine Alkmaar wins.
  • The 16 encounters at this venue saw 14 home wins and two draws.
  • 15 of the last 16 games at this stadium saw the hosts scoring two or more goals.

AZ Alkmaar vs Heracles Prediction

AZ might have messed up their chance to grab the third spot in the table currently in possession of Feyenoord, which would have opened a direct path to the Europa League, but as fate stands, they do have another opportunity to go after it. They are taking on an opponent at home, whom they have dominated since the beginning of time, and as a bonus, they are pitted against their rival Feyenoord themselves.

As such, nothing short of a win would be in agenda for AZ players. They recorded 22 of the last 26 h2h wins against Heracles and holds a 100% unbeaten record at this venue. Even better, except for a single draw, AZ holds a 100% winning record at home in league fixtures. Moreover, 14 of the last 16 h2h meetings at this venue saw the hosts taking the win, and 15 of the 16 had them scoring two or more goals as well.

Even impressive is the fact that AZ scored five or more goals in the last two meetings at home against Heracles and three or more goals in the last six such games. Without a doubt, place your money on a home win and at least two goals by them.

AZ Alkmaar vs Heracles Betting Tips

  • HT/FT – AZ Alkmaar to Win @ 1.92
  • Over 1.5 Goals in second half @ 1.60.