AZ Alkmaar vs FC Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion.
The Cheeseheads are placed fourth in the table at the moment, and have one of the best recent records in the league. They have also scored the second-most number of goals after Ajax, and have been tearing it apart in home games lately.
Meanwhile, the Cupfighters have not been that consistent this season, and have dropped several points over the course of the campaign.
They also have a worrying record on the road for the past several months, and most importantly, have been struggling in h2h meetings over the years.
Likely, expect Alkmaar to emerge victorious this Wednesday at the AFAS Stadion.
Alkmaar vs Utrecht: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Pascal Jansen’s men had recorded six of the former nine overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in ten of the preceding thirteen fixtures.
- The hosts have recorded ten of the last twelve wins at this venue.
- The home team has scored two or more goals in 12 of the previous 16 clashes at this ground.
Alkmaar vs Utrecht Prediction
The Cheeseheads were unbeaten in 21 of their previous 25 overall match-ups, and of the four losses during this stretch – two had come in the Europa League, and one had come against toppers Ajax.
At home, they have lost just twice since February of 2020, and one of these losses had come in the KNVB Beker, against Ajax. Note that the team also had scored in plenty all through these home fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 11 of their preceding 14 games, and have won just twice on the road since February 2020.
Furthermore, Jansen’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years, and especially so at this venue. Likely, expect Alkmaar to deliver a commendable win this Wednesday.
Alkmaar vs Utrecht: Betting Tips
Alkmaar to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Alkmaar @ 1.75 (3/4).