AZ Alkmaar vs Feyenoord
2018/19 Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 17th September 2018
Kick-off at 11:15 UK/ 12:15 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
AZ have started well this new season, though they lost embarrassingly in the Europa League qualifying rounds against FC Kairat. They were beaten 2-0 away from home in the first leg and only managed a 2-1 win at hoe which is not enough to take them through.
They have been strong domestically, netting 9 times in the first 2 games against NAC Breda and Emmen. However, their 2 recent games have shown they still need to do some work in the team. They were unable to find the net in a goalless draw against Vitesse and later lost 3-2 to Heracles. They were unlucky in the last game against Heracles but they need to win such games if they are ready to compete for top spot.
Feyenoord also were poor in the Europa League qualifying rounds, they were worst than AZ. They lost on 5-1 aggregate to Trencin a Slovakian team having lost 4-0 at Slovakia. Their league campaign haven’t started good either, they lost 2-0 to De Graafschap away from home as Eric Botteghin was sent off in the game.
They bounced back from that defeat with 3 straight win and have be good in attack in those games thanks to Van Persie who have scored 4 goals. They won their last game against NAC Breda 4-2 and have scored at least 3 goals in the last 3 games.
Meanwhile, it is worth to note that Feyenoord have conceded 5 goals in the course of these 3 games. They need to solve this defensive issue or get punished for it against better teams.
AZ Alkmaar vs Feyenoord: Head to Head
Feyenoord have dominated their recent games, they have won their last 6 meetings against AZ in all competitions.
AZ Alkmaar vs Feyenoord: Prediction
This promises to be an interesting game, the two teams have been on a scoring spree and also left their defense unguarded. We are anticipating a high scoring affair of more than 3 match goals.
Feyenoord have the upper hand in Head to Head stats and are a bit in a better shape as they are on a 3-game winning streak. We are backing them to win this game.
AZ Alkmaar vs Feyenoord: Bet Tips
Feyenoord to win at 3/2 (2.50)
Over 3.5 goals at 9/7 (2.28).