FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Kick off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht).
FC Utrecht will be desperate to bounce back to winning ways sooner rather than later. However, with AZ Alkmaar pulling off massive wins in their recent matchups, it looks like the hosts will be dropping points for a second consecutive week.
FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar Head to head (h2h)
- AZ Alkmaar registered a 3-0 victory in their last clash.
- A tie has occurred just once in their previous five matchups.
- Six of their past ten fixtures have witnessed goals down either end.
- Only one of their last five games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both Utrecht and Alkmaar have recorded two wins apiece from their previous five encounters.
FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction
FC Utrecht were thrashed in their last clash on the road by the reigning champions who slotted four unanswered goals by the end of the ninety minutes. Despite making the trip to Johan Cryuff Stadium on the back of a three-match winning streak, the hosts were outclassed in all front by their counterparts, who took twenty-two attempts at goal, fifteen of which were right on target.
The home side, on the other hand, managed to take no more than four measly shots in the final third. Nevertheless, Utrecht have been tasting nothing but success in their last four games on home soil, with their most recent one ending in a thumping 6-0 win over Sittard.
Be that as it may, AZ Alkmaar have also hit the ground running this season. They have been recording back to back victories in their last five fixtures in all competitions. That too, with a clean sheet in hand. Their last Eredivisie clash at home saw them make light work of FC Emmen prior to which they ran riot over FC Astana in the Europa League.
Furthermore, being on the road has not been a worry for AZ Alkmaar who have been at the losing end just once in their domestic outings so far. Their last trip on the road, in particular, saw them breeze past the 2018/19 Eredivisie runners up with a whopping 4-0 scorecard.
With both teams proving to be a force to reckon with at the moment, the safest punt would have to be a double chance backing AZ Alkmaar rather than the hosts.
Additionally, FC Utrecht and AZ Alkmaar have scored fifty-nine goals between them as of now. Taking into account that five of their last six h2h clashes here have also witnessed both sides breach each other, count on neither side to have a clean sheet in their possession this weekend.
FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or AZ Alkmaar @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).