Match Preview: AZ Alkmaar 3-1 Vitesse Prediction and Betting Tips | Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar – Vitesse Prediction and Tips for today, December 23, 2020

Football: NETHERLANDS: Eredivisie – Round 14
Kick-off: 16:30 AZ Alkmaar – Vitesse
Tip: BTS – Yes
Odds: 1.63
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 3:1 WON!!!

Match Preview and Predictions

  • A return of six wins across AZ Alkmaar’s last seven league matches has taken them into the European play-off spots entering the round. Six of those seven matches featured over 2.5 total goals, and in all competitions, six straight matches involving AZ have featured both teams scoring.
  • At home, AZ have a mixed record so far (W3, D2, L1), but have been eager from the start, scoring at least one first-half goal in five of the six matches and leading at the break in four. They are also unbeaten in five Eredivisie matches against Vitesse here, and have kept a clean sheet in three of the last five league H2Hs (W3, D2).
  • Vitesse themselves enter the round six points ahead of AZ, but they have won just two of their last five in the league (W2, D2, L1). Unlike their hosts, goals have been fairly restricted, with just one of their last five in the league featuring over 2.5 total goals.
  • On the road, Vitesse have won half of their matches in the league (W3, D1, L2) with both defeats coming by a 2-1 scoreline. In fact, they’ve scored precisely one goal in four of their six on the road. They did not score beyond the hour mark across those four one-goal matches.
  • Players to watch: Contributing much to his team’s boisterous starts, Teun Koopmeiners has scored six goals across AZ’ last four league matches – five in the first half. Likewise, Oussama Darfalou has scored in four straight matches four Vitesse, with three in a row being his team’s only strike, and arriving in the first half.
  • Hot stat: Expect a busy day for the referee, as 26 yellow (4.33 per match on average) and seven red cards have been shown across AZ’ six league home matches.
Head-to-head matches: AZ ALKMAAR – VITESSE
01.09.19 ERE Vitesse AZ Alkmaar 2 : 1
02.04.19 ERE Vitesse AZ Alkmaar 2 : 2
22.01.19 KNV AZ Alkmaar Vitesse 2 : 0
26.08.18 ERE AZ Alkmaar Vitesse 0 : 0
18.04.18 ERE AZ Alkmaar Vitesse 4 : 3