AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen
Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020
Kick-Off at 13.30 UK
Venue: AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar.
A 1-1 draw against Napoli on Thursday night is a great result for AZ Alkmaar. Now they are in full control of their Europa League faith with solid chances to advance to the playoffs. One last step is to beat NK Rijeka next week and the job will be done.
This Sunday AZ returns to domestic obligations with a home fixture against Groningen. November was phenomenal in terms of results, having four victories in a row against RKC, Heerenveen, Emmen and Heracles. Their opponents are the only team in the league to beat Ajax so far, so we should see an interesting clash. Hosts are massive favorites for the win, currently priced at 1.45 odds.
AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen Head-to-head
These two teams locked horns 48 times in the past. Stats are heavily going in favour of AZ who won 24 encounters, while losing only 12.
The score at this venue also favours Alkmaar who have 15 wins, seven draws and just three losses.
There was only one h2h clash last season and it ended in unpopular 0-0 draw.
AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen Prediction
Start to the new Eredivisie campaign was awful for AZ. They had five straight draws in the beginning, so the gap between them and leaders Ajax is already huge (10 points), some would say unreachable. The most recent winning streak helped them climb to 7th place, which is hardly going to satisfy appetites of home fans. AZ definitely have quality to compete for UEFA Champions League spot. Led by Arne Slot, squad enjoys offensive football and 4-3-3 formation. There are so many youngsters and rising stars in the roster at the moment. Our personal favorite is Myron Boadu who scored three Eredivisie goals so far.
Groningen are also in a decent streak lately, having collected ten points from the last five outings. Last weekend they were able to beat Willem II thanks to one single goal scored by El Messaoudi. Overall they are doing much better at home than on away days. We fancy the home win and both teams to score bet at fantastic 3.40 value.
AZ Alkmaar vs Groningen Bet Tips
Home win and both teams to score @ 3.40
AZ to win in -1.0 Asian Handicap @ 1.85.