Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar
2018/19 Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 2nd September 2018
Kick off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Polman Stadion (Almelo).
Heracles got off to a great start to the league when they managed to draw 1-1 with Ajax and then they beat Den Haag 4-2 and all was going extremely well for the club until they had to face Willem II where they lost 5-0.
It was a surprise to see such a score line after they had performed so well and we should think that Heracles will perform much better than away this season.
AZ Alkmaar are 2nd in the league with 2 wins and one draw. In their opening two games they scored a whopping 9 goals when they beat Breda 5-0 and then FC Emmen 4-1.
Last weekend the goals dried up when they could only draw 0-0 at home to Vitesse.
The bookmakers have AZ Alkmaar as the odds on favourites at almost 1.30 (1/3) and Heracles can be backed at 5.00 (4/1).
Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar: Head to Head
- Last season AZ Alkmaar won this fixture 3-0.
- In the last 5 games between the two teams AZ Alkmaar have scored 21 goals, averaging out at 4 goals a game.
- AZ Alkmaar have won the last 9 games in a row either home or away.
- Heracles have not beaten AZ Alkmaar since 2013.
Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar: Prediction
AZ Alkmaar look like they are in a good position to win this game but the value on them is not too good for us.
Instead we will back them to win on the handicap. It could be a risky choice but having said that AZ are scoring goals for fun this season and usually score many goals in this fixture.
AZ will attack from the beginning but many of their games here have ended 0-0 at half time, so we will also back 2nd half for most goals.
Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar: Bet Tips
AZ Alkmaar to win with a -1 goal handicap start at 2.30 (13/10)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11).