AZ Alkmaar vs Cambuur Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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AZ Alkmaar vs Cambuur Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

AZ Alkmaar welcome Cambuur at the AFAS Stadion on Thursday night in the Semifinals of the KNVB Beker Cup. AZ Alkmaar picked up a narrow 1-0 home victory over SC Heerenveen last time out in the KNVB Beker Cup thanks to a second-half goal from Derrick Luckassen. On the other hand, Cambuur needed a penalty shootout win to defeat FC Utrecht in the quarter-finals a month ago. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

AZ Alkmaar should have no problems in picking up all three points in this one, as their recent record over Cambuur has been near perfect. AZ are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Cambuur in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in six of these. I’m also backing a high-scoring affair as both sides looked strong in front of goal so far this season.

Over 3.5 goals at 5/4

AZ Alkmaar to win and Over 2.5 goals at 1

AZ Alkmaar Preview

AZ Alkmaar have really struggled for consistency over the past month, having won just one of their last seven games across all competitions. AZ’s sole victory in this term was a 1-2 triumph away at Heerenveen in the Eredivisie two weeks ago, but since then they have suffered a humiliating 11-2 defeat on aggregate at the hands of Lyon in the Europa League along with two 1-1 draws against Willem II and PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie. They are currently on a four-game winless run across all competitions, but the good news is that they have scored at least once in each of these. Despite the recent struggle, AZ still find themselves in a comfortable 5th position in the Eredivisie table with 37 points after 24 rounds, just three points off the 4th-placed FC Utrecht. AZ managed to score a decent tally of 40 goals in 24 rounds this season, but their back line hasn’t been at their best. Alkmaar’s recent home form has been a complete mixed bag with three defeats, two draws and two wins in their last seven home fixtures across all competitions. Regarding their KNVB Beker Cup campaign, AZ registered victories over Lienden, Emmen, ASWH and Heerenveen in the previous round, and kept a clean sheet in each of the last three of them.

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Cambuur Preview

Cambuur, on the flip side, have enjoyed a decent Eerste Divisie campaign as they find themselves in 6th spot in the Dutch second tier, just three points off the 3rd-placed Jong PSV. Similar to their Thursday’s opponents, AZ also looked good going forward throughout the season, scoring 47 goals in 27 league outings. Sander van de Streek and Martijn Barto have been Cambuur’s most dangerous players in front of goal so far this season, as the pair bagged 21 goals between them. Cambuur have only lost two of their nine games across all competitions after the winter break, and enter the fray on the back of a three-game unbeaten run in the Eerste Divisie. Regarding their current KNVB Beker Cup campaign, Cambuur picked up victories over amateurs Rijnvogels and TEC in the first two rounds, but they also managed to defeat two Eredivisie sides in the shape of Ajax and FC Utrecht in the most recent two Cup fixtures. On the road, Cambuur have won seven of their last nine away games in the KNVB Beker Cup and kept a clean sheet in four of these. Head-to-head, Cambuur are winless in their last seven meetings with AZ Alkmaar in all competitions, losing five and drawing twice in this term. 

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AZ Alkmaar Team News

Gino Coutinho is the only injury absentee for AZ ahead of this game.

Cambuur Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Cambuur ahead of this trip.

AZ Alkmaar scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

AZ Alkmaar scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Cambuur

Cambuur scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Cambuur saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against AZ Alkmaar

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

AZ Alkmaar Form Guide

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo

AZ Alkmaar

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

17-02-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-02-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-02-2018

KNVB Cup

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-03-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

31-03-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

07-04-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 4 - 3

(HT 3 - 2)

Cambuur Form Guide

Cambuur Team Logo

Cambuur

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

09-03-2018

Eerste Divisie

Almere City FC Team Logo Almere City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

12-03-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong PSV Team Logo Jong PSV

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

16-03-2018

Eerste Divisie

NEC Nijmegen Team Logo NEC Nijmegen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

23-03-2018

Eerste Divisie

Fortuna Sittard Team Logo Fortuna Sittard

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

D H

30-03-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Volendam Team Logo FC Volendam

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

02-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Eindhoven Team Logo FC Eindhoven

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Den Bosch Team Logo FC Den Bosch

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong AZ Alkmaar Team Logo Jong AZ Alkmaar

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

13-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

20-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

Helmond Sport Team Logo Helmond Sport

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

AZ Alkmaar Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cambuur Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

AZ Alkmaar vs Cambuur Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Tim Krul 188 74
2 LB Mattias Johansson 174 66
5 RB Ridgeciano Haps 175 66
23 CD Derrick Luckassen 186 78
3 CD Rens van Eijden 188 81
20 CM Mats Seuntjens 187 81
6 CM Ben Rienstra 182 67
30 CM Stijn Wuytens 183 74
7 LF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 180 78
27 CF Fred Friday 187 82
28 RF Levi Garcia 175 72
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Leonard Nienhuis 184 90
2 LB Jordy van Deelen 173 61
23 CD Marvin Peersman 184 69
21 CD Robbert Schilder 178 78
33 RB Delvechio Blackson 185 75
4 CD Matthew Steenvoorden 189 81
6 CM Erik Bakker 177 77
14 CM Jamairo Monteiro 175 -
20 CM Sander van de Streek 172 65
9 CF Martijn Barto 186 83
15 CF Jerge Hoefdraad 170 64