AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
Ajax reduced the gap behind leaders PSV Eindhoven down to two points with a hardly-fought 2-1 victory over PEC Zwolle on Wednesday evening at Johan Cruijff Arena.
De Godenzonen have put themselves in troubles allowing a late equalizer in a fixture they generally dominated, but Daley Blind managed to bag the winner five minutes from time to keep Erik ten Hag’s men in the title race.
De Godenzonen thus won six on the spin across competitions. The thread includes an empathic 1-4 victory over Champions League holders Real Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
However, the streak will be on a serious test on Sunday afternoon when Ajax travel to AFAS Stadion to take on AZ Alkmaar in one of the toughest away fixtures in the league.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax: Head-to-head
Ajax were the dominant force in the history of head to head games against Cheeseheads.
De Godenzonen won six and drew one of past seven encounters with AZ Alkmaar.
Ajax bagged as many as eight goals without any response in past two wins over Cheeseheads.
Three or more goals were scored in all of last seven head to head affairs.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax: Prediction
AZ opened the year in a phenomenal fashion winning six on the spin in Eredivisie. However, they then failed to see off Willem II in two consecutive affairs (both in league and cup). These failures shook team’s confidence as they offered much weaker displays in last two games.
John van den Brom’s troops saw off Fortuna Sittard 4-2, but the win came much harder than expected. They then failed to break the deadlock in a goalless draw away at PEC Zwolle last weekend. AZ are definitely a tough opposition for any team in the league, especially at AFAS Stadion, but bot recent form and H2H record suggest Ajax’s win as the outcome here.
The visitors were just too good lately and they are in desperate need for points to keep the chase for reigning champions PSV at the top of the ladder going.
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax: Bet Tips
Ajax to win @ 1.55 (11/20)
Ajax to win & BTTS @ 2.40 (7/5).