Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Alkmaar Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

AZ Alkmaar will be aiming to extend their winning streak in the Eredivisie to four games when they travel to the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel to take on Sparta Rotterdam on Friday evening. Sparta Rotterdam beat FC Twente 1-0 at home last time out in the Eredivisie thanks to an early goal from Craig Goodwin. Meanwhile, AZ Alkmaar picked up a comfortable 2-1 home victory over NAC Breda thanks to two second-half goals from Jeremy Helmer and Guus Til. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

AZ Alkmaar hold an impeccable head-to-head record over Sparta Rotterdam and seeing their current run of form, I’m expecting them to pick up another victory in this one. They should be able to grab all three points, but I’m also finding value in the Both teams to score market as AZ have conceded at least once in each of their last nine away games across all competitions. Here are our best two predictions for this game:

AZ Alkmaar to win at 1/1

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 10/11

Sparta Rotterdam saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

AZ Alkmaar have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 10 games against Sparta Rotterdam

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sparta Rotterdam Form Guide

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo

Sparta Rotterdam

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D A

17-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

24-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Volendam Team Logo FC Volendam

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

31-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

RKC Waalwijk Team Logo RKC Waalwijk

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Eindhoven Team Logo FC Eindhoven

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Den Bosch Team Logo FC Den Bosch

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

21-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

TOP Oss Team Logo TOP Oss

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

AZ Alkmaar Form Guide

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo

AZ Alkmaar

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Panathinaikos Team Logo Panathinaikos

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Zulte-Waregem Team Logo Zulte-Waregem

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

26-07-2018

Europa League Qualification

Kairat Almaty Team Logo Kairat Almaty

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

02-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Kairat Almaty Team Logo Kairat Almaty

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

12-08-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

Eredivisie

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

D H

26-08-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

16-09-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Sparta Rotterdam Preview

Sparta Rotterdam have finally won their first Eredivisie game this season as they beat pointless FC Twente 1-0 last Sunday. The Rotterdammers’s sole defeat in this early part of the campaign came at the hands of the newcomers Venlo in the opening round, but since then they have registered back-to-back draws against PEC Zwolle and NAC Breda along with their narrow win over Twente. They currently sit in 12th in the Eredivisie table tied on five points with FC Groningen and Heracles. Although they have only scored four goals in this early part of the campaign, Sparta Rotterdam did well to score at least once in each of their last three league fixtures. The young striker Ragner Ache is the club’s topscorer at the moment after he scored a late brace against NAC Breda a fortnight ago to earn his team a creditable point. At home, Sparta Rotterdam are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, winning three in the process. The bad news is that Sparta are winless in their ten home meetings with AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie and have only scored in three of these. However, they managed to hold AZ Alkmaar to two 1-1 draws, both home and away, in the Eredivisie last term.

Sparta Rotterdam Team News

Michael Breuer and Mark Veenhoven are both doubts, but Janne Saksela is still out through a cruciate ligament injury.

AZ Alkmaar Preview

AZ Alkmaar, on the other hand, lost 3-2 on the road at PSV Eindhoven in their Eredivisie opener, but bounced back with three consecutive victories over ADO Den Haag, Vitesse, and NAC Breda. AZ looked decent going forward in this early part of the campaign, having scored two goals in each of their four games. Wout Weghorst is having another great Eredivisie campaign as the 25-year-old striker has already scored four goals in his four league appearances. The 19-year-old midfielder Guus Til has also been in fine shape throughout the season, helping the team with two goals in four games. Away from home, AZ Alkmaar have endured a mixed run of form over the past two months, registering two defeats, two victories and one draw in their last five games across all competitions. The good news is that Alkmaar are undefeated in their ten visits to the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel, having won seven in the process. Furthermore, AZ Alkmaar netted at least two goals in five of their ten trips to the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel. Head-to-head, AZ are unbeaten in their 21 meetings with Sparta Rotterdam across all competitions.

AZ Alkmaar Team News

Calvin Stengs is missing through injury, but Myron Boadu is back in training following his knee injury.

Sparta Rotterdam Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

AZ Alkmaar Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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

Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Alkmaar Sidelined Players

Sparta Rotterdam
- Janne Saksela Injured
AZ Alkmaar
29 Calvin Stengs Injured
21 Myron Boadu Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Roy Kortsmit 190 75
2 LB Sherel Floranus 181 74
5 CD Bart Vriends 188 81
6 CD Julian Chabot 192 89
3 RB Nicholas Marfelt 187 83
8 CM Kenneth Dougal 182 79
10 CM Robert Muehren 180 78
4 CM George Dobson 185 73
11 RF Craig Goodwin 193 83
7 LF Loris Brogno 175 55
9 CF Ragnar Ache 182 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marco Bizot 184 85
2 LB Jonas Svensson 170 70
4 CD Ron Vlaar 189 80
30 CD Stijn Wuytens 183 74
5 RB Thomas Ouwejan 182 72
15 CM Guus Til 183 72
10 CM Marko Vejinovic 186 67
8 CM Joris van Overeem 181 71
7 LF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 180 78
9 CF Wout Weghorst 197 82
20 RF Mats Seuntjens 187 81