AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen Prediction & Match Preview

AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen Dutch Eredivisie Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).

Alkmaar is in the zone for Eredivisie Conference League Play Offs and is leading by 10 points to the Groningen side. With a recent loss in the league, the Green-White Army needs nothing more than a win in order to climb up the table. The hosts with 4 consecutive wins, look forward to repeat the same as they set up AFAS Stadion this Tuesday to welcome the visitors.

AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen Head-to-head

  • Past 7 h2h matches saw AZ Alkmaar to win thrice while Groningen won twice along with another 2 games settling for a draw.
  • Those meetings saw 15 goals averaging out to 2.14 goals per game.
  • Their latest meeting in October saw Groningen to win by 2-0 at home.

AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen Prediction

The hosts resides at the 6th spot on the table with 29 points in hand. Of the 17 matches played, they won 9 of them while drawing twice. They lost on 6 other occasions with 34:23 goals to conceding ratio. After a sloppy start to the campaign, AZ finally broke back into the top seven with a four straight back to back league wins.

At least 3 goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where AZ have been involved. Opposition teams scored 5 of them whereas AZ managed to tally a number of 16. Their recent game ended in a 4-1 win for the Cheese-heads against Willem II.

The guests resides at the 12th spot on the table with 19 points in hand. Of the 19 matches played, they won only 4 while drawing 7 games. Their number of losses stand 6 with goals to conceding ratio standing at 20:26.

FC Groningen have scored in each of the last 6 occasions bagging a total of 13 while leaking 9 goals on the way. They will be looking for a return to winning ways after being humbled 4-2 on the road at Heracles last time out. This setback ended a five-game unbeaten run.

AZ Alkmaar are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches at home while the Green-Whites are undefeated by them when playing away from home in the last 2 league matches. The home side have now scored at least twice in 8 of their last 12 games and will be expected to gift their absent fans with at least a couple more in the upcoming fixture as well.

We anticipate a home victory this Tuesday as their 6 unbeaten runs with recent 4 consecutive wins shows how fired up Jansen’s men are in the Eredivisie right now.

AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen Betting tips

  • HT/FT Draw/AZ @ 3.70 odds.
  • BTTS @ 2.05 odds.