AZ Alkmaar vs Fortuna Sittard
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Kick-off at 15.45 UK/ 16.45 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
Alkmaar has cut down Feyenoord’s lead by a considerable margin and is giving a spirited chase for their spot. Feyenoord’s recent stumbles and the great form displayed by Alkmaar has played a significant role in this change of situation. Alkmaar’s unexpected loss against Willem, the last match-day, might have proved costly, but Feyenoord was held by PSV to a draw.
Sittard is just two spots and two points above the relegation line, and with 11 rounds remaining in the league, doesn’t harbor much hopes of a great ending to their season. They have some tough fixtures scheduled around the corner, and the next is certainly one of that. They are on the road against Alkmaar, who’s determined to get to Europe.
AZ Alkmaar vs Fortuna Sittard Head-to-head (h2h)
- Alkmaar won the last five games in a row.
- Seven of the last eight wins belong to the same team.
- AZ scored three or more goals in their last three games in succession, and in four of their last five as well.
- The last time Sittard won an h2h tie was back in 2001.
- AZ recorded a total of 12 goals in their last three attempts.
AZ Alkmaar vs Fortuna Sittard Prediction
Alkmaar was unbeaten in seven of their last eight games and won six of these. At home, they remain unvanquished in 17 of their last 20, and in the last seven in a row. They also managed to win six of their last seven, and are currently on a winning streak of four in front of the home crowd. Furthermore, the team managed two or more goals in six of their last seven home ties, and the combined scoreline for the last four matches at home is 13-0, and for the last six is 19-1.
Meanwhile, Sittard lost their last two matches, three of the last four, and six of the last eight. The margins of these defeats were heavy, with the team conceding four or more in five of their last seven attempts. Their backline was breached an embarrassing 26 times in their last seven ties alone. On the road, they are on a losing streak of five fixtures and conceded four or more goals in each of their last four trips from home. They let in two or more goals in 12 of their last 15 away games and three or more goals in nine of their last 15.
And finally, AZ last lost an h2h tie back in 2001. Alkmmar, who desperately wants this win, owing to the race they are having with Feyenoord, will easily manage to satisfy their objective against this struggling visitor.
AZ Alkmaar vs Fortuna Sittard Betting Tips
AZ Alkmaar to Score in Both Halves @ 1.60 (3/5)
The Hosts to Win Both Halves @ 2.25 (5/4).