Zwolle vs AZ Alkmaar
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 11:15 UK / 12:15 CET
Venue: MAC PARK Stadion (Zwolle).
AZ Alkmaar returned to winning ways after a pair of unexpected defeats to Willem II. They dispatched Fortuna Sittard 4-2 at home to keep ground on Feyenoord in the battle for the third place in the Eredivisie ladder. Alkmaar are tree points behind in fourth place at the moment and they will be looking to keep the pressure with another three-pointer in the first match of Sunday’s Eredivisie schedule against PEC Zwolle away at MAC PARK Stadion.
The visitors enjoyed a stellar form with six subsequent wins at the start of the year. However, they suddenly fell in to clashes against out-of-form Willem II side (both in league and cup). These failures came as a complete shock, but the one from which John van der Brom and his men managed to rebound. They did it in some style, bagging four goals last weekend.
Zwolle vs AZ Alkmaar: Head-to-head
AZ demolished Zwolle 5-0 when teams met each other in the last 16 round of KNVB Beker in mid-December last year.
Interestingly, Bluefingers held Alkmaar to a 2-2 draw in the league tie played in late-September at AFAS Stadion.
There were at least four goals scored in each of past four head to head encounters.
Zwolle have a positive H2H record in games at MAC PARK Stadion where they won 4, drew 2 and lost 3 of 9 games against Cheeseheads.
Zwolle vs AZ Alkmaar: Prediction
Alkmaar come into this as heavy favourites, but we will be careful with stakes for the away win bet knowing about the aforementioned H2H record in Zwolle’s home ties. As far as the form is concerned, the hosts have to be regarded as underdogs here given they fell 0-3 to relegation threatened De Graafschap in the previous round.
Bluefingers were not in action last weekend as their clash with Ajax was postponed. They failed to find the back of the net in last two league games against the likes of ADO Den Haag (a 1-0 loss ) and De Graafschap (a 0-3 defeat), though.
Zwolle generally tend to produce loads n the home patch where they previously notched seven in back-to-back wins over Feyenoord and Utrecht. This, combined with the fact AZ shipped two foals to the likes of Fortuna Sittard last weekend, make backing goals the way to go here.
Zwolle vs AZ Alkmaar: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.50 (6/4).