AZ Alkmaar vs VVV-Venlo
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 16th February 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
Two Europa League-hopefuls take on each other to determine their continental future. Both have been pulling off good results in the league so far, but this match against each other would really be a test of character and resolve.
I have to say that the momentum is definitely with the Cheeseheads, considering their extraordinary form at home, and their home advantage for this upcoming tie. The Good Old will really have their work cut out for them, and should mentally prepare for a tough outing.
John van den Brom’s men may have missed out on a spot in the Champions League, owing to the presence of the Big Three, but a direct path to the second-most prestigious football tournament is still attainable for them.
AZ Alkmaar vs VVV-Venlo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five wins belong to the team from Zaanstreek.
- 13 of the last 16 matches saw AZ recording two or more goals.
- The overall h2h record is 13-1, in favor of the Cheeseheads.
- At this venue, the record reads six wins for the hosts, against just one loss.
- Venlose Trots failed to score in their last two visits to the AFAS Stadion.
- Only once was the home-team entirely shut off by the visiting defense.
AZ Alkmaar vs VVV-Venlo Prediction
Zaanstreek won their last five games in succession, with a combined scoreline of 15-0. They have also scored two or more goals in 12 of their last 14 ties. At home, the team is unbeaten in their last six attempts and recorded two or more goals in five of these. The aggregate scorecard was 16-2.
The overall h2h record is favored to them with 13 wins to one loss, and at this venue, it’s six victories to one failure.
The Yellow Black Army, who have lost five of their last six matches on the road, and seven of their last nine will definitely be trailing as the first half winds down.
The last six home-ties of AZ witnessed a total of 20 goals at an average of 3.33 per match, and the last five away match-ups of the Pride of the South had 25 in aggregate, the average being 5 per fixture. For sure, expect more than 2.5 goals this weekend.
AZ Alkmaar vs VVV-Venlo Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
Half Time Result: AZ Alkmaar to Win @ 1.67 (2/3).