Twente vs AZ
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (Enschede).
Twente have continued their dismal campaign in this term of Eredivisie with a 1-0 defeat away at Heerenveen on Saturday. The Tukkers are thus lock on points with the likes of Roda JC and NAC Breda on positions leading to the relegation playoffs at the end of the season and a serious turnaround in form is required for Gert Verbeek and his men if they are to avoid the humiliating drop into the second tier come May.
The turnaround is hardly expected to come on Wednesday when Twente host the top-half AZ who firmly hold the third place in the Eredivisie standings at this stage. The Cheeseheads have been enjoying a hot run of form in the final third, but some poor reactions at the back caused the team to unexpectedly drop points at the weekend when they only drew 2-2 at home to the relegation-threatened Roda JC.
Still, the head coach John van den Brom has plenty of reasons for optimism ahead of the trip to De Grolsch Veste given that his men have been very tough to beat on travels so far in the season. AZ are undefeated in last nine matches away from home in Eredivisie and they are likely to continue such fine trend against the out-of-form Twente side here.
Twente vs AZ: Head-to-head
Twente lead the head to head tie by two wins, but they have been more than dominant in home matches against AZ (13 wins and 5 losses).
Nonetheless, the Cheeseheads were in complete control of things in the most recent H2H history as they’ve won five and drawn one of last six matches against Twente.
Three of last four H2H ties saw both teams on the scoreline.
Twente vs AZ: Prediction
The Tukkers have lost four and drawn two of last six home games in Eredivisie which gives a strong value to the 1.90 odds offered for the away win pick here.
We also expect to witness a high-scoring contest with Twente on target as well given both the latest H2H results as well as AZ’s defensive woes in Sunday’s clash with Roda JC.
Twente vs AZ: Bet Tips
AZ To win @ 1.90
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.80