AZ Alkmaar vs Excelsior Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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AZ Alkmaar vs Excelsior Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

AZ Alkmaar will be aiming to extend their unbeaten streak across all competitions to eight games when they welcome Excelsior at the AFAS Stadion on Sunday afternoon. AZ Alkmaar managed a comfortable 0-2 victory on the road at Sparta Rotterdam last time out in the Eredivisie thanks to a brace from Wout Weghorst. On the other hand, Excelsior lost 1-2 at home at the hands of SC Heerenveen, despite the fact that Ryan Koolwijk gave them the lead at halftime. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips - Match Odds

AZ Alkmaar’s home form in this early part of the season has been amazing as they are currently on a six-game winning streak across all competitions, scoring at least two goals in each of these. In addition, AZ are undefeated in eight home meetings with Excelsior in the Eredivisie, winning five in the process. AZ Alkmaar should be able to grab all three points here, although the odds 3/10 don’t provide us too much value.

Betting prediction: Asian Handicap -1, -1.5 on AZ Alkmaar at odds 13/20 with Bet365

Match Odds

AZ Alkmaar to win at odds 3/10 with Bet365

AZ Alkmaar v Excelsior Draw at odds 4/1 with Betfair

Excelsior to win at odds 13/2 with William Hill

AZ Alkmaar v Excelsior - Correct score betting tips and odds

AZ Alkmaar have been scoring goals for fun at home in this early part of the season, and they have also managed to score at least two goals in six of their eight home meetings with Excelsior. On the flip side, the visitors have scored at least once in eight of their last ten away games across all competitions, and I’m expecting them to get on the scoresheet here as well.

Our Correct Score Prediction: AZ Alkmaar to win 3-1 at odds 9/1 with Bet365

AZ Alkmaar v Excelsior - Total Goals predictions and odds

Four of the last six meetings between these two sides have seen more than four goals scored, so I’m expecting another high-scoring affair in this one. AZ netted at least two goals in each of their last six home games across all competitions, while Excelsior have scored at least two goals in four of their last six away games across all competitions.

Our Total Goals prediction: Over 3.5 goals at 11/10

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

AZ Alkmaar saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Excelsior

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against AZ Alkmaar

AVG Goals

1.7

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

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
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)

L H

22-04-2018

KNVB Cup

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 6 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

29-06-2018

Club Friendlies

VV Dirkshorn

FT 2 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

30-06-2018

Club Friendlies

SC Amersfoot

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Midtjylland Team Logo FC Midtjylland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Zeeuws Elftal

FT 1 - 8

(HT 0 - 6)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Lokeren Team Logo Lokeren

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Excelsior Form Guide

Excelsior Team Logo

Excelsior

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

06-04-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

VV Hillergersberg

FT 0 - 9

(HT 0 - 4)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Westlands Elftal

FT 3 - 7

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

ASWH Team Logo ASWH

FT 3 - 4

(HT 3 - 2)

L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

AZ Alkmaar Preview

AZ Alkmaar started the new Eredivisie campaign with a 3-2 defeat on the road at PSV Eindhoven, but they managed to put that behind them and haven’t lost another game since then. They are now undefeated in five competitive games, including a 0-2 win at Sparta Rotterdam last time out in the Eredivisie. Furthermore, AZ followed this up with a narrow 2-3 away victory at Maastricht in the KNVB Beker Cup in midweek. AZ have looked solid in the final third over the past two weeks, scoring at least two goals in each of their last three games across all competitions. They currently sit in third position in the Eredivisie table tied on twelve points with PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord. At home, AZ Alkmaar have been impeccable over the past four months, having won each of their last six games across all competitions. Furthermore, Alkmaar have scored at least two goals in each of their last six home fixtures across all competitions, while conceding just twice. In addition, AZ Alkmaar are unbeaten in their eight home meetings with Excelsior in the Eredivisie, winning five and drawing three in the process. Wout Weghorst has been in fantastic shape in this early part of the campaign as he is currently the Eredivisie’s topscorer with six goals and one assist in his five league appearances.

AZ Alkmaar Team News

Ron Vlaar and Levi Opdam are both doubts, but Calvin Stengs is out through a cruciate ligament injury. The good news is that Myron Boadu is back in training following his knee injury.

Excelsior Preview

On the contrary, Excelsior kicked off the new Eredivisie campaign with a 1-2 win on the road at Willem II, but have failed to win another game since then. They enter the fray on the back of a five-game winless streak across all competitions, including a narrow 1-2 home defeat at the hands of SC Heerenveen last time out in the Eredivisie. In addition, they lost 1-2 against Heerenveen once again in midweek in their KNVB Beker Cup clash. Keeping the ball out of their own net has been Excelsior’s main issue of late as they have conceded at least two goals in each of the last four games across all competitions. Excelsior find themselves only in 13th spot in the Eredivisie table tied on four points with ADO Den Haag and NAC Breda, just one point clear of the bottom three. The good news is that Excelsior are unbeaten in two league trips so far this season, scoring two goals in each of these. Head-to-head, Excelsior are winless in the last eight meetings with AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie since a 2-1 home win back in February 2011. Excelsior don’t have a top scorer at the moment as all of their five goals have been scored by different players. However, the 26-year-old midfielder Ali Messaoud has been their standout player, helping the team with two assists in his five league appearances.

Excelsior Team News

Stanley Elbers and Alessandro Damen are both doubts ahead of this trip.

AZ Alkmaar Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.2

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

Excelsior Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.6

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

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