AZ Alkmaar vs FC Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 19th January 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
Champions League is now a distant dream for either of these teams as PSV and Ajax just blasted their competition and have posted a lead of almost 20 points on the table.
A gentle reminder that the season is just halfway over. A direct path to Europa League too looks bleak.
All that remains is the playoffs to the prestigious tournament, and bet your bottom dollar that these squads will do everything in their power to ensure the same.
The just-concluded club friendlies failed in giving any valuable input to the teams, as both groups got back to the dressing room with bowed heads. What was supposed to be a morale-booster turned out to be an even greater weight on shoulders for them.
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Utrecht Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five matches between these sides, stretching back to May of 2017, have seen the home teams remaining unbeaten.
- The last ten h2h ties in a row and 20 of the last 21 saw the group hosting the game finding the back of the net.
- Cheeseheads have scored two or more goals in their last four appearances against this opponent, at this venue.
- 18 of the last 19 games that featured these teams, at the AFAS Stadion, saw AZ getting on the scorecard, and in 14 of them, the team scored two or more goals.
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Utrecht Prediction
Fans have always been pleased in the case of goals scored whenever these two teams faced each other. John van den Brom’s men especially have been the major factor behind this. Of the last 19 h2h home-ties, 18 of them saw these people scoring at least one goal, and 14 of them saw two or more.
Dick Advocaat’s men who have conceded in their last five away trips on the stretch, in 12 of the last 13, and in 21 of the last 23, seems a likely candidate to concede two or more against AZ.
Along with conceding, the team from Utrecht has also been a good goal scoring threat as well. They have scored three or more goals in three of their last four away ties. Anticipate at least three total goals in the game.
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Utrecht Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by AZ Alkmaar @ 1.60 (3/5).