Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction & Match Preview

Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar
Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Kick-Off at 15.45 UK
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen.

One of the most interesting clashes in Eredivisie this weekend and potentially very high-scoring affair is taking place at Abe Lenstra Stadion where Heerenveen welcomes AZ Alkmaar.

Visitors are currently nowhere close to the form which got them involved into title race last season, and they have lost a lot of points already in the new campaign.

As for the home team, Heerenveen are currently 4th with just two points less than the table leaders Ajax, so their spirits and confidence are surely at high level.

Still, bookies are slightly favouring the visiting side at 2.00 odds to win the encounter.

Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head

There was grand total of 51 head to head encounter between Heerenveen and AZ. Squad from Alkmaar is having minimal lead in terms of victories 21-20.

It is really hard to imagine a match between these opponents with low number of goals. Ten out of the last 12 meetings have ended either with BTTS, Over 2.5 FT or in most cases both.

The last h2h took place at this stadium in January. AZ have won it 2-1 thanks to the goals scored by De Wit and Boadu.

Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction

Heerenveen’s form in Eredivisie is looking good at the moment. They are entering this clash with two straight victories against Emmen 4-0 FT and Sparta Rotterdam 4-1 FT. Henk Veerman has been on fire in abovementioned matches, scoring four goals and being man of the match in both occasions.

If you are after some names for the goalscorers market, he should definitely be one of your top options. Prior to those wins, Heerenveen were demolished by Ajax in Amsterdam 1-5, but all other duels have been pretty much solid. They have lost only around 35% home fixtures against AZ so far.

AZ have just returned from an exhausting trip to Spain where they faced Real Sociedad in Europa League, eventually losing the encounter 0-1. They have only one victory in the last five Eredivisie appearances, so we fancy backing hosts with a double chance here.

Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips

  • Home win or draw @ 1.72
  • BTTS & Over 2.5 FT @ 1.80.