AZ Alkmaar vs De Graafschap Predictions & Match Preview

AZ Alkmaar vs De Graafschap
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2018
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar.

AZ Alkmaar hosts the relegation-threatened De Graafschap in the 11th round of Eredivisie. Alkmaar is seated comparatively comfortable in mid-table while De Graafschap has been languishing in the bottom tier of league standings.

AZ Alkmaar put on a decent performance in the Round of 16 of KNVB Cup against Venlo. The hosts, Alkmaar scored two while keeping a clean sheet for themselves. A goal apiece was celebrated in each half. Both Idrissi and Seuntjens, the forward duo of Alkmaar, got into the scoresheet.

A Flemming Z masterpiece completely destroyed the hopes of Graafschap to progress to the quarterfinals of the domestic cup competition. A four-goal performance by the tricky forward completely silenced the entire backline of Graafschap. The final scoreline read 2-5.

AZ Alkmaar vs De Graafschap Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Alkmaar has recorded 13 of the last 14 victories between these two teams.
  • Graafschap is winless in 13 of the last 16 matches they have played.
  • Alkmaar has lost just two of their last 12 matches at home.
  • Graafschap is winless in their last six matches on the road.
  • Graafschap has conceded 17 goals in their last six away matches.

AZ Alkmaar vs De Graafschap Prediction

The home team has all the chance in the world to register three more points on the table. They have dominated the previous matches against this opponent well above expectations. Moreover, with the added home advantage, Alkmaar will consider it a disaster if they drop points for this tie.

Alkmaar has been consistent at home. They protect their lead once a goal is scored. They possess a practical sense of football, which might not be attractive to masses, but it gets results.

To add insult to injury, De Graafschap has been terrible away from home.  Conceding 17 goals in last six matches is no laughing matter, and if they can’t find solutions to their defensive woes, their losing record against this team will be continued.

Alkmaar likes to control the ball in the opposition half for the bulk of their playing time. They also prefer attacking down the wings. Chances are usually created using short passes at most unexpected times.

Expect a complete tactical overshadowing by the hosts over the helpless De Graafschap. Expect a win of at least two-goal margin.

AZ Alkmaar vs De Graafschap Betting Tips

  • Half Time/ Full Time : AZ Alkmaar/ AZ Alkmaar @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • EH (-1) for AZ Alkmaar @ 1.62 (5/8).