AZ Alkmaar vs RKC Waalwijk Prediction & Match Preview

AZ Alkmaar vs RKC Waalwijk
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).

AZ Alkmaar are currently breathing down Ajax’s neck for the top spot. With RKC Waalwijk yet to get into the stride, especially on the road, count on the hosts to be too hot to handle on Friday.

AZ Alkmaar vs RKC Waalwijk Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash witnessed AZ Alkmaar record a 2-0 victory.
  • All but one of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five meetings.
  • Only one of their last five encounters have ended as a tie.
  • RKC Waalwijk have registered the win just once in their past ten games. (W-7, D-2, L-1)

AZ Alkmaar vs RKC Waalwijk Prediction

AZ Alkmaar returned to winning ways, after suffering back to back defeats, by taking down Heerenveen on the road with a 2-1 scorecard last week. The victory was a much-needed breather for the hosts who are currently plying second fiddle to Ajax on the ladder.

At the moment, the home team are three points short of the table toppers and seven points ahead of third-placed Feyenoord.

On the other hand, RKC Waalwijk have been branded as the worst side in the cluster, no arguments there. The guests have been coping poorly in their domestic campaign and have nothing but a few flash in the pan victories to boast of so far.

Miserably, it is also worth mentioning that the visiting contingent have just one measly win from their outings in the top flight.  In sharp contrast, AZ Alkmaar have been at the losing end only twice at home this season.

Furthermore, the hosts have been resilient in their previous meetings with this foe here, and are presently on a nine-match unbeaten streak. Given that the reverse fixture of this matchup also saw AZ Alkmaar come out on top, a defeat is certainly looming large for the visitors in this one.

In addition, the home team have had their scoring boots on in their previous h2h clashes here. Impressively, they have racked up nineteen goals from their last six meetings alone.

Meanwhile, twelve of the twenty-three goals that RKC Waalwijk have netted so far, have come from their fixtures on the road. As such, it is certainly safe to rule out any chances of a low scoring affair this week.

AZ Alkmaar vs RKC Waalwijk Betting tips

  • AZ Alkmaar -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).