Jong AZ Alkmaar vs FC Den Bosch
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 15th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: AFAS Trainingscomplex (Wijdewormer).
The Blue-White Dragons conceded ground in the title race they were having with Twente, in the last three match-days. The minor dip in form has affected them adversely. As of now, they are in the second spot in league standings, and more importantly, occupy a playoff spot for promotion, rather than the direct spot.
The players will be craving to get back into the pitch and show their mettle. And they have got the perfect prey for it.
The reserve team of Alkmaar has easily been one of the worst teams in the league. All they could manage till now is just three wins, as the season is already past its two-thirds mark. Also, they remain only one of the handful of teams that have conceded more than 50 goals, and also, one of the few yet to score 30.
Jong AZ Alkmaar vs FC Den Bosch Head-to-head (h2h)
- Wil Boessen’s men have never failed to score against this opponent.
- The last time these two met, the team from ‘s-Hertogenbosch won with a 3-1 scoreline.
- Martin Haar’s men are winless at their home in 100% of games.
- The hosts have never kept a clean sheet at the AFAS Trainingscomplex.
Jong AZ Alkmaar vs FC Den Bosch Prediction
The reserves are the underdogs in this tie by a huge margin. They come from the bottom end of the league table to challenge a team that is in contention for the title. Also, take into account that the contender is wounded, and is looking to make amends for their recent complacency, and views this tie as an opportunity to record a huge win and get their mojo back.
The team from Alkmaar were winless in 17 of their last 19 games, and one of these two wins came against another reserve team; Jong Utrecht, the weakest team in the league bar none.
The Dragons, on the other hand, were in an unbeaten streak of 16 matches, before their unlucky stretch of complacency struck them. But fear not, things will turn around for them in this tie.
The wounded beast will strike with a vengeance, and the whole of the brunt will be taken by the hapless reserves.
Jong AZ Alkmaar vs FC Den Bosch Betting Tips
FC Den Bosch to Score in Both Halves @ 2.50 (3/2)
FC Den Bosch to Win Both Halves @ 4.50 (7/2).