Roda vs Jong AZ Alkmaar
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 25th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Parkstad Limburg Stadion (Kerkrade).
The whipping boys of the Eerste Divisie are without a doubt Martin Haar’s men. They decorate the dead-last place in the table and once more, they are on the road, to gift points to another team.
The reserve team of AZ Alkmaar has won just thrice this season. One was against another reserve team, Jong Utrecht and another one in a friendly. The players, as well as the manager, are at their wits’ end searching for ways how to go forward.
The battle for the semifinal spots is at its peak at the other end of the table. Just three points separate all the four teams in the quarterfinal positions, and the Miners, who occupy the last position to get into the final four of the promotion playoffs. The team just cannot afford to slip up now.
Roda vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head (h2h)
- Robert Molenaar’s men are unbeaten against this opponent.
- Both teams have scored in all ties.
- The reserves have found the net exactly once in all of their appearances.
- At the Parkstad Limburg Stadion, the hosts have a 100% winning record.
- All games at this venue have seen over 2.5 match goals.
Roda vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Prediction
Last year the team from Alkmaar escaped by a whisker from getting pushed to the lower league. This season around, they are not that bothered since relegation has been stopped temporarily by the organizers. The team is not motivated to hunt for wins, especially on the road.
They were winless in 13 of their last 15 trips on the road. One of the two wins came against Jong Utrecht, another reserve team and one of the worst of the lot. The other one came in a friendly, and still, the team failed to keep a clean sheet.
In fact, the reserves have conceded in every single away tie this season.
On the contrary, the Pride of the South is unbeaten at their home in their last eight attempts and scored consecutively in their last nine. In overall games, the team avoided a loss in 13 of their last 15.
Besides, in nine of their last 11 ties, the team has scored two or more goals.
We can count on the worst team in the Eerste Divisie to hold on to that status once more. Put your money on the hosts to win both the halves, and find the net as well.
Roda vs Jong AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips
De Koempels to Score in Both Halves @ 2.20 (6/5)
Roda to Win Both Halves @ 3.75 (11/4).