Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction & Match Preview

SC Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion (Heerenveen).

Looking at the league table, we can see that Alkmaar has a clear upper hand against Heerenveen in the match this season.

  • SC Heerenveen form: 19 matches – 7 wins – 7 draws – 5 losses – 28 points.
  • AZ Alkmaar form: 19 matches – 13 wins – 2 draws – 4 losses – 41 points.

Trailing with 13 points behind, Heerenveen is at the eighth spot in the table while Alkmaar is the second-best in the mix.

Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Alkmaar has recorded three of the last five wins in their clashes.
  • Three of Alkmaar’s recent four wins were during their visits.
  • Both teams have scored goals in four of the last five fixtures.
  • Their previous encounter gave a 2-4 away win for Heerenveen.

Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Match preview

Heerenveen will be glad to return home after the 3-1 loss on the road against Feyenoord in their last match in the campaign.

Meanwhile, Alkmaar appeared on the road in their previous encounter in the KNVB Beker cup to defeat FC Oss with a 0-2 scoreline.

Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction

Despite having the home ground advantage, Heerenveen will have to trade their advantage to the opponent’s superior form in the league.

From Alkmaar’s view, the match is supposed to be an easy win for them since their past three h2h meetings with Heerenveen held here have ended in favor of Alkmaar itself.

Moreover, facing Heerenveen with a not-so-bright form at home will probably give Alkmaar the required result. Evidently, the host has recorded only three wins in their ten home matches so far.

Even though Alkmaar had a minor setback lately with two consecutive losses, they are sure to bounce back in the league. Also, they have lost only two of their nine away fixtures until now.

Hence, Alkmaar is more likely to take all three points from the game. Apart from that, another viable bet for the punters will be the total goals range in the match.

Since Heerenveen has marked 1.2 goals per match at home and Alkmaar has kept 2.0 goals per match in their away fixtures alone, we can probably expect a total of over 2.5 goals in the clash.

Also, their most recent h2h clash has shown that both teams have opened up their defense to the other. As such, there is a chance that both teams will score at least a goal each in the game.

Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Betting tips

  • AZ Alkmaar to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57 (4/7).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.57 (4/7).