AZ Alkmaar vs NAC Breda Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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AZ Alkmaar vs NAC Breda Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

The newcomers NAC Breda are still looking for their first victory of the new Eredivisie campaign when they travel to the AFAS Stadion to take on AZ Alkmaar on Sunday at lunchtime. AZ Alkmaar picked up a narrow 1-2 victory on the road at Vitesse last time out thanks to a brace from Wout Weghorst. On the flip side, NAC Breda threw away a two-goal lead following goals from Pablo Mari and Rai Vloet to settle for a 2-2 home draw against Sparta Rotterdam. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

AZ Alkmaar should have no problems in picking up all three points in this one as they find themselves on a five-game winning streak across all competitions at home, and have won their last two home meetings with NAC Breda in the Eredivisie. They have also won the last three meetings with Bread, scoring three goals in two of these.

AZ Alkmaar to win and Over 3.5 goals at 6/4

Asian Handicap -1, -1.5 on AZ Alkmaar at 67/100

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

AZ Alkmaar saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against NAC Breda

NAC Breda saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

NAC Breda saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against AZ Alkmaar

AVG Goals

1.2

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

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
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)

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)

NAC Breda Form Guide

NAC Breda Team Logo

NAC Breda

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
D A

23-02-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-03-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

10-03-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

18-03-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

31-03-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

15-04-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

AZ Alkmaar Preview

AZ Alkmaar lost 3-2 on the road at PSV Eindhoven in the opening round, but bounced back with consecutive victories over ADO Den Haag and Vitesse in their most recent two league fixtures. Despite losing against PSV, Alkmaar did well to carry on their goalscoring form from the previous campaign, as they have netted at least two goals in each of their three league fixtures of this early part of the new season. Their form over the past two months has seen AZ lose just two of their last twelve games across all competitions. Furthermore, AZ have been a strong side on home soil over the past seven months, losing just two of their last 14 games across all competitions. In addition, they are currently on a five-game winning streak at home, scoring 16 goals and conceding once in the process. AZ have also beat NAC Breda in their most recent two home meetings with the newcomers, scoring three goals in each of these. Head-to-head, Alkmaar have picked up wins in each of their last three meetings with NAC Breda in the Eredivisie, scoring seven goals and conceding just two. Wout Weghorst is definitely a player to watch here, as the 25-year-old striker has already scored four goals in his three league appearances.

AZ Alkmaar Team News

Calvin Stengs is out through a cruciate ligament injury, but Myron Boadu is back in training following his knee injury.

NAC Breda Preview

On the contrary, the newly-promoted NAC Breda began their Eredivisie adventure in a poor manner, losing two and drawing once in their opening three league fixtures. They were very close to securing a victory against Sparta Rotterdam last weekend as they had a two-goal lead before conceding two goals in the last 20 minutes of the game. Conceding has been Breda’s main issue in this early part of the new season as they allowed at least two goals in each of their opening three league games. Actually, NAC Breda hold the worst defensive record in the division as they allowed ten goals in three rounds so far this season. They have suffered a defeat in their sole league fixture so far this season, but prior to that they were on a five-game unbeaten run across all competitions. The bad news is that Breda have picked up just one win in their last six visits to the AFAS Stadion. Thierry Ambrose has been Breda’s most prolific player going forward in this early part of the season, scoring two goals in three league appearances.

NAC Breda Team News

Bart Meijers, Fabian Sporkselede, Bodi Brusselers, Chiro N’Toko and Robbie Haemhouts are all doubts ahead of this trip.

AZ Alkmaar Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

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

NAC Breda Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 NAC Breda Sidelined Players

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