SC Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion

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SC Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

AZ Alkmaar will look to extend their unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie to three games when they travel to the Abe Lenstra Stadion to take on SC Heerenveen on Sunday afternoon. SC Heerenveen lost 0-4 at home at the hands of Vitesse, with Jurgen Streppel’s men conceding two goals in each half. On the contrary, AZ Alkmaar won 3-0 at home over FC Utrecht thanks to goals from Teun Koopmeiners, Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Joris van Overeem. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview. Feel free to visit our Bet of the day page to check our best daily tips.

Betting Predictions and Tips

I’m expecting goals in this one as both teams have been involved in high-scoring affairs recently. Heerenveen have conceded at least three goals in each of their last three league fixtures, while AZ netted three goals past Utrecht at the weekend. In addition, three of the last five meetings between these two teams have seen more than four goals scored.

Over 3.5 goals at odds 11/10

AZ or Draw at odds 3/5

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

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

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 SC Heerenveen

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

SC Heerenveen Form Guide

SC Heerenveen Team Logo

SC Heerenveen

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-04-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

09-05-2018

Europa League Playoff

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Europa League Playoff

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

SC Heerenveen Preview

SC Heerenveen started this competitive season brightly, but their October form has been terrible. They have suffered back-to-back defeats in their most recent three league games, conceding at least three goals in each of these. Heerenveen now have one of the worst defensive records in the division with 18 goals conceded in nine rounds. However, Heerenveen still find themselves in a decent 7th position in the standings with 14 points to their name after nine games, just five points behind the second-placed Ajax. They were unbeaten in five home fixtures across all competitions prior to their back-to-back 0-4 defeats at the hands of Ajax and Vitesse in their most recent home league fixtures. The good news is that Heerenveen have won four of their last five home meetings with AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie, scoring at least four goals in each of these. Morten Thorsby is the team’s topscorer with four goals under his belt, while Reza Ghoochannejhad has helped the team with two goals and one assist in his nine league appearances.

SC Heerenveen Team News

Arber Zeneli is a doubt, but Werner Hahn is back in training following his shoulder injury.

AZ Alkmaar Preview

AZ Alkmaar, on the flip side, have finally got back to winning ways in the Eredivisie at the weekend as they beat FC Utrecht 3-0 at home. This lifts AZ in 6th in the Eredivisie table tied on 16 points with the 5th-placed Feyenoord, just three points of the second-placed Ajax. AZ netted a decent tally of 14 goals in nine rounds so far this season, including 6 from their topscorer Wout Weghorst. Alireza Jahanbakhsh has also played a vital part in AZ’s performances throughout the season, contributing with two goals and three assists in his eight league appearances. AZ Alkmaar can count on their recent away form as they are undefeated in the last five away games across all competitions, scoring at least two goals in three of these. Furthermore, they picked up a 1-2 victory over Heerenveen in their most recent visit to the Abe Lenstra Stadion. In addition, AZ managed two victories and one draw in their three meetings with Heerenveen across all competitions, scoring two goals in two of these.

AZ Alkmaar Team News

Marko Vejinovic and Calvin Stengs are both missing through injury, while Ron Vlaar and Levi Opdam are both doubts. The good news is that Myron Boadu is back in training following his knee injury.

SC Heerenveen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

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

SC Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar Sidelined Players

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