Alkmaar vs Willem II
Date: Saturday, 01 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
The hosts are 7th in the league with 5 wins and 4 defeats in the 13 matches so far. They have scored a total of 24 goals while conceding 20 in return. A win in this upcoming game will put them inside the top-5 spot.
They are unbeaten in the last 4 competitive matches, which includes 3 wins on the row. Under 2.5 goals were recorded in 3 of their last 5 matches across all venues. But at home they have been on a match winning run. This came after a 4 match winless streak. Under 2.5 goals were scored in total on 4 of their last 6 matches in front of their home crowd.
The Tricolores are 13th in the points table. They have lost 6 of their 13 games and has only 3 wins in their account. Their defense is not up to the mark, as they have given away 26 goals already, which is 5 more than what they scored. They are fresh from a defeat at home against Vitesse.
The teams from Tilburg have been losing games at regular intervals. From their previous 5 matches they have lost 3 and 2 wins are sandwiched between them. In 4 of their recent 6 games the final score had more than 2.5 goals in total.
But from their last 5 away matches they managed to win only 2 and the same number of matches have been lost. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of their last 7 matches on the road. Also they don’t have a clean sheet in the last 7 games away from home.
The home side are high on confidence with 2 consecutive win s in both cup and league. We will see whether they can use this newfound form to full effect on Saturday.
Alkmaar vs Willem II: Head-to-head (h2h)
- AZ are unbeaten in the last 7 h2h matches against these opponents across all venues.
- They have won 5 of those 7 matches.
- Under 2.5 goals came in 6 of the last 7 matches between them.
- Willem previously won this fixture back in August 2014.
- Alkmaar have not lost against these opponents at home since 2001.
- At present the hosts are on a 2 match win streak at home against Willem II.
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of the last 5 h2h games played here.
Alkmaar vs Willem II: Prediction
The away defense has already conceded 26 goals. They are not good enough to defend against this AZ side. Although their recent h2h matches had under 2.5 goals. We can expect a score of over 2.5 goals in this upcoming game in light of the fact that 5 of the last 6 away matches for Willem had over 25 goals. Thus a bet can be placed on a similar score with 1.44 odd.
Even though they are bad in defending, scoring has not been a problem for Willem so far. In 7 of their 8 competitive matches away from home, they have found the target. The hosts have also scored in all 5 of their previous home matches. So a bet can be placed on both teams scoring on Saturday with 1.62 odd.
Alkmaar vs Willem II: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score @ 1.62 (5/8).