PSV Eindhoven vs AZ Alkmaar
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).
PSV will be looking to maintain the two-point cushion at the top of the Eredivisie standings on Saturday evening when they host AZ Alkmaar in one of the most exciting games of the Matchday No 17. The hosts have been almost impeccable so far in the season winning 15 and losing 1 of 16 matches, but they are still just two points adrift of phenomenal Ajax side halfway through the season. Can they maintain the magnificent spell of form and survive what could be a tough AZ test here?
The hosts were not in action in mid-week as they were earlier eliminated form Dutch Cup. They head into this high on confidence after a demolishing 0-4 victory over nine-man Heracles last weekend away in Almelo. Steven Bergwijn, Daniel Schwaab, Denzel Dumfries and Gaston Pereiro were goalscorers for the Peasants. Mark van Bommel’s men thus bagged an impressive 10-goal tally in last two league outings without conceding in the process.
PSV Eindhoven vs AZ Alkmaar: Head-to-head
- PSV were the dominant force in the history of head to head games with the Cheeseheads.
- The Peasants won nine in a row against AZ Alkmaar.
- Each of last three H2H games ended in high-scoring thrillers (4-2, 3-2 and 3-2).
- Five of more goals were seen in four of past five head to head outings.
- PSV won 17, drew 3 and lost only 2 of 22 home encounters with AZ Alkmaar.
PSV Eindhoven vs AZ Alkmaar: Prediction
The visitors are 20 points shy of leaders PSV at the moment, but they will head into the game high on confidence. They bagged five goals in a demolishing KNVB Beker win over PEC Zwolle on Tuesday night. It was team’s third straight victory across competitions following Eredivisie successes against Fortuna Sittard and Excelsior.
However, the gulf in quality between PSV/Ajax and the rest of the league is just enormous and we can hardly see Alkmaar’s good form continued here at Philips Stadion. PSV won all of 8 home games so far in the season with an amazing 33-1 goal difference along. You can back the hosts to win by two or more goals difference at the 2.05 odds.
PSV Eindhoven vs AZ Alkmaar: Bet Tips
PSV -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20)
HT/FT PSV/PSV @ 1.90 (9/10).