Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Alkmaar
Date: Sunday, 4 October 2020
Kick-Off at 13.30 UK
Venue: Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam.
AZ Alkmaar are having one of the worst starts in Eredivisie in the last six years. Besides poor results on the domestic scene, this squad also got knocked out from UEFA Champions League qualifiers by Dinamo Kiev.
Victory against Sparta Rotterdam this Sunday could re-gain lost confidence and finally move AZ to the upper part of the table.
Hosts have had a terrible start to the new campaign as well, having lost every single duel and currently holding the worst goal different in the league -7.
AZ are big favorites for the win judging by 1.66 odds offered on the away win.
Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head
There were 27 head to head duels between these opponents in the past. AZ Alkmaar had much more success with 20 victories and only two losses. They have around 80% win rate when it comes to matches at this stadium as well.
Total number of goals scored in h2h’s in Rotterdam is 36, which averages 2.76 per duel. Six out of the last seven clashes ended either BTTS or Over 2.5 FT.
Sparta Rotterdam shocked AZ at this stadium in the previous campaign 3-0 FT.
Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction
Three defeats in the opening three games for Sparta Rotterdam did come as a surprise for us. This squad ended the previous season in solid 11th place, miles away from the relegation zone and solid stats when it comes to efficiency (41 goals in 26 games). They were strong in duels played at this ground, achieving seven victories, three draws and three losses. So far Sparta didn’t score one single goal.
Including pre-season games, AZ Alkmaar are winless for five games in a row. This squad fought shoulder to shoulder with Ajax for the title last year. Since their roster is almost unchanged, we believe it’s time to raise the form. Away win should be one of the most popular banker bets this Sunday.
Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Alkmaar Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.66
Away win and both teams to score @ 3.10.