Zulte-Waregem vs AZ Alkmaar
Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK
Venue: Regenboogstadion (Waregem).
Very interesting friendly clash is going to be contested between Zulte Waregem and AZ Alkmaar on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts completed the regular stage of the domestic championship by finishing on the 9th spot, but then they significantly improved in the group phase for the Europa League playoffs. In those ten matches, Zulte Waregem allowed just a point to their rivals and they scored 35 goals in that period.
However, Francky Dury’s side failed to a 2-0 defeat against Genk in the decisive match for the place in Europa League this season. Belgian side improved their home performances a lot and in the last five rounds they missed the chance to win only once.
The visitors had a pretty successful season as they finished as 3rd in the Dutch Eredivisie. Alireza Jahanbakhsh and the lads have been very productive last time as they managed to find the back of the net 72 times.
AZ Alkmaar booked their place in the Europa League and they’ll have the chance to participate in the continental competition. They’ve been excellent when playing away from home as they suffered only three defeats in 17 clashes. The visitors are hoping of the repetition of their good campaign.
Zulte-Waregem vs AZ Alkmaar: Head-to-head
These two sides faced each other only once, also in a friendly clash, in which Zulte Waregem celebrated a narrow 1-0 victory at away ground.
Zulte-Waregem vs AZ Alkmaar: Prediction
Both sides are very active in the pre-season as they have already played several matches and the hosts have been partially successful. On the other hand, Dutch side booked three straight wins and they might continue that streak after this match.
Both teams have been involved in high scoring clashes and it is natural that we expect to see another high scoring display from them. This one could definitely go over 2.5 margin since both sides managed to produce goals in last five matches.
Zulte-Waregem vs AZ Alkmaar: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.95
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.74.