AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen Prediction & Match Preview

AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen Dutch Eredivisie Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen 
Netherlands – Eredivisie 
Date: Thursday, 1 September 2022 
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET 
Venue: AFAS Stadion. 

AZ Alkmaar have always been one of the very best teams in the Dutch top flight and the last time around they had secured a fifth-place finish in the table. Meanwhile counterparts Nijmegen had to settle for an 11th place finish in the final standings. 

As of now Alkmaar have a 100 percentage winning record this new season in the competition and have been finding the back of the net in plenty. They have let in a total of just  two goals all through the campaign, and despite having a match in hand they are placed fourth in the table at present. 

Meanwhile Nijmegen have a single win so far in the competition, and this only victory had come against the struggling Volendam. They have been struggling with their defense quite often lately and particularly so in road fixtures. 

Moreover, they also have a poor head-to-head record against this rival over the years. Taking into account these observations expect a victory for Alkmaar this Thursday. 

AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen Head-to-head (h2h) 

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 1-3 win for Alkmaar. 
  • The past four clashes had goals from both teams. 
  • Six of the former eight meetings had three or more goals. 
  • At this ground, the hosts had won three of the former five match-ups. 

AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen Prediction & Analysis 

Alkmaar are on a six game-winning streak and they had also won ten of their previous eleven overall matches. Do also note that they had scored a total of 19 goals from their past six games. 

Going on they are also on a 9-fixture unbeaten run in front of their home crowd and eight of these were victories. 

On the other hand, Nijmegen were winless in 16 of their past 24 overall matches and in the process, they had even gone on two separate three-game losing streaks. 

In addition, they had also lost five of their past nine road trips. 

Considering these observations expect a victory for Alkmaar this Thursday. 

Tips for AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen 

  • AZ Alkmaar –1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.25 
  • Correct Score: 3-1 AZ Alkmaar @ 12.00.