VVV-Venlo vs AZ Alkmaar
Netherland – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Seacon Stadion – De Koel (Venlo).
Two successive defeats in the campaign dropped Venlo to the 14th spot on the table. The host has picked up 22 points from 6 wins and 4 draws in their 21 league clashes so far this season. They are nine points clear off of the relegation zone as it stands this term. They will play on the back of a 3-1 loss on the road against Utrecht last time out in their schedule.
Alkmaar is in the third position on the table this season behind Ajax and PSV. The visitor has picked up 43 points from 12 wins and 7 draws in their 22 league clashes until now. They will come into the game with a double win in their schedule, including the 3-1 win at home against Heerenveen in the previous encounter in the campaign this season.
VVV-Venlo vs AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has been unbeaten for the past nine meetings.
- Both teams have scored twice in their recent seven fixtures.
- Two of their recent five fixtures have ended in a draw.
- The host has only one win in their last 20 games since 1995.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 2-2 draw at Alkmaar.
- The host has won none of their eight clashes at home.
VVV-Venlo vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction
Despite falling in the bottom nine of the table close to the relegation zone, Venlo has slotted in 35 goals in their 21 attempts. In the meantime, the host has also conceded 52 goals in the same period. So, there will be no problem with seeing goals in the fixture.
Besides, AZ will come into the game with an average of 2.1 goals in the league so far this season. Hence, the tip for over 2.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter.
The away win in full-time will probably be the ideal choice considering the current form of both teams in the campaign this season. The odds are low for that tip and hence, the tip for Alkmaar to win with a -1 handicap will probably be a suitable option to yield decent returns in the clash.
VVV-Venlo vs AZ Alkmaar Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
AZ to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.80 (4/5).