Almere City FC vs Jong AZ Alkmaar
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 8th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: YanmarStadion (Almere).
The gap of just two spots between these two teams is only a mirage, and don’t let it fool you. While the Sheepheads are just a win away from getting into the promotional mix, the reserves are probably a draw or a loss from getting the boot to the bottom-most position in the table.
Alkmaar fans should really sign a petition asking their team to be allowed to skip away ties. It’s a pointless exercise as it is. Once more, they undertake a journey, and to take on a team, high in form nonetheless.
The decision to avoid relegation from the Eerste Divisie this season has really backfired, as teams are no longer motivated to go in for the kill anymore, especially the lower-tier ones.
Almere City FC vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of the last three wins belong to the Black Sheep.
- Michele Santoni’s men have a 100% winning record at home.
- All games at the YanmarStadion have had over 2.5 goals.
- The last three overall games in a row also had the same stat to show.
- Ally has scored three or more goals in two of their last three fixtures.
Almere City FC vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Prediction
Bucks Barmy Army (this is why you never name something while high) has a perfect record at the YanmarStadion against the Martin Haar’s men. They have also scored three or more goals in all of their h2h ties at home and did the same in two of their last three overall face-to-face meetings. Additionally, they have never failed to find the back of the net against the reserves of AZ Alkmaar. The hosts will surely be leading at half time.
Zaanstreek has won just four of their last 27 games, and two of their last 16 on the road. The team also conceded three or more goals in five of their last eight away fixtures. Expect them to concede at least twice against the Sheepheads – who hope for a spot in the promotional playoffs, and who are buoyed by their home advantage.
Almere City FC vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Almere City FC to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Almere City FC @ 1.50 (1/2).