AZ Alkmaar vs Willem II
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 20 December 2020
Kick-off at 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
AZ Alkmaar hasn’t made any huge slip-ups in the campaign recently except for just one loss in their recent five clashes. It was their first loss this season and they will come into the game on the back of a 1-3 win on the road against Twente last time out in the schedule.
Willem II will fancy a win after losing three fixtures in a row in the league. The visitor has only one win in their last five clashes in the campaign. They will visit after suffering a 1-3 loss at home against the likes of Sparta Rotterdam in their previous league clash.
AZ Alkmaar vs Willem II Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has been unbeaten for the past five meetings.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-3 away win for Willem.
- Both teams have scored in their recent four fixtures.
- Two of their previous three matches have ended in a draw.
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- The host has lost only two of their last 17 clashes at home.
AZ Alkmaar vs Willem II Prediction
There is no doubt that the home team is closer to taking all three points from the fixture. AZ enjoys the ground advantage and holds a 12-point lead over the visitor on the table as it stands. With their squad strength and current form in the league, the host is likely to create more opportunities in the game.
On the contrary, Willem II will play on the back of a three-game losing streak in their schedule. The away team is in the relegation zone of the table as of now. Their only hope lies in the unbeaten streak against the host in their h2h meetings for the past five times.
However, the home team has improved a lot since their last meeting. The host also has a slight edge over the guest with their position on the table. Hence, the tip for AZ Alkmaar to win with a -1 handicap will probably be the ideal choice to yield decent returns in the encounter.
Besides, the match is sizing to be a high-scoring affair with the favorites averaging 2.2 goals in the campaign so far this season. So, the tip for over 2.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters.
AZ Alkmaar vs Willem II Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
AZ to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.66 (4/6).