Fortuna Sittard vs AZ Alkmaar
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 7th December 2018
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (Sittard).
Two teams from the mid-tier of the Dutch Eredivisie take on each other in their 15th round proceedings. The match is scheduled to take place on Friday, and Alkmaar travels to the Fortuna Sittard.
Sittard occupies the tenth position in the league table after posting 16 points from their 14 games. The team won four matches, drew another four and lost the remaining six. They have a goal difference of zero after scoring and conceding 27 goals each.
Alkmaar holds the seventh spot in league standings. Their record reads five wins, four draws, and five losses. The team has scored 24 goals so far in their campaign and conceded 22 in return. They have posted 16 points against their name on the board.
Sittard lost their last game on the road, against Heerenveen. The final scoreline was 3-1. Lamprou scored the lone goal for the visitors, in the 48th minute. But a clinical performance from the home team shadowed Lamprou’s effort.
Alkmaar lost their last league game, despite having the home advantage. Sol F scored a brace for Willem II, the opponents. The goals came in the third and thirtieth minutes. The hosts couldn’t do much against the organized Willem II defense.
Fortuna Sittard vs AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head (h2h)
- Alkmaar has won the last four head-to-head matches in a row.
- Two of those matches were at home, and two were on the road.
- The combined scoreline for those matches read 12-2 in favor of Alkmaar.
- Sittard is winless in 16 of their last 21 matches.
- Alkmaar is unbeaten in five of their last six games, and four of those were wins.
- Sittard was winless in six of their last nine home matches.
- Alkmaar has won 13 of their last 20 ties on the road.
Fortuna Sittard vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction
Alkmaar has dominated the head-to-head matches to such an extent that Sittard’s home advantage is given not that much of prominence when winning chances are examined. The last four matches resulted in wins for Alkmaar, two at home, and two on the road.
The combined scoreline for these matches was 12-2 in favor of Alkmaar.
Alkmaar also kept clean sheets in three of these four matches. The team also has the added psychological advantage of being unbeaten against Sittard at this stadium.
They are unbeaten in five of their last six games and won 13 of their last 20 matches on the road.
Sittard, on the other hand, is winless in 16 of their last 21 matches, and at home, six of last nine attempts.
Alkmaar will win this tie, and both the halves as well.
Fortuna Sittard vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips
Alkmaar to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Half Time/ Full Time: Alkmaar/ Alkmaar @ 3.00 (2/1).