Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Vitesse will be looking to extend their winning streak in the Eredivisie to three games when they welcome AZ Alkmaar at the GelreDome on Saturday afternoon. Vitesse managed a comfortable 1-3 victory on the road at Roda JC Kerkrade last weekend thanks to goals from Tim Matavz, Thomas Bruns and Guram Kashia. Meanwhile, AZ Alkmaar won 2-0 at home against ADO Den Haag, with Wout Weghorst and Guus Til getting on the scoresheet for the Cheeseheads. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Although Vitesse have won both games in this season, I’m definitely backing AZ Alkmaar to find the back of the net in this one as they have scored at least once in 19 of the last 20 meetings with Vitesse. Furthermore, it should be a high-scoring affair as three of the last six meetings between these two have seen at least three goals scored.

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 4/5

Asian Handicap +0.5 on AZ Alkmaar at 4/6

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Vitesse Form Guide

Vitesse Team Logo

Vitesse

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W H

11-02-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

17-02-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

24-02-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

04-03-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

31-03-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

07-04-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 7 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 4 - 3

(HT 3 - 2)

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)

Vitesse Preview

Vitesse kicked off the new Eredivisie campaign in a perfect manner, registering back-to-back wins over NAC Breda and Roda JC Kerkrade. Vitesse have been scoring goals for fun in this early part of the season as they are the division’s top scorers at the moment with seven goals under their belts. Prior to these two victories, the Arnhem club suffered a penalty-shootout defeat at the hands of Feyenoord in the Dutch Super Cup. At home, Vitesse have looked pretty solid over the past few months, having won five of their last six Eredivisie home fixtures. Furthermore, they have won two of the last three home meetings with AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie, scoring at least two goals in each of these. In addition, Vitesse didn't lose a single game against AZ Alkmaar last season, as they managed a 2-2 draw at AZ along with two consecutive wins in the Eredivisie and KNVB Beker Cup. Thomas Bruns and Tim Matavz have been Vitesse’s most dangerous players in front of goal in this early part of the season, as they have scored two goals each in two league appearances. Alexander Buttner has also played a vital part in Vitesse’s performances this season, helping the team with two assists.

Vitesse Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Vitesse ahead of this clash.

AZ Alkmaar Preview

Meanwhile, AZ Alkmaar finally picked up their first victory of the new season last weekend as they won 2-0 at home over ADO Den Haag. Actually, they also looked good against PSV Eindhoven in the opening round and even had a one-goal lead, but the hosts managed to fight back from behind to secure a 3-2 win. AZ have enjoyed a strong pre-season campaign, having won seven of their eight friendly fixtures. They currently sit in 9th spot in the standings tied on three points with Excelsior and Ajax. The bad news is that AZ Alkmaar have struggled on the road over the past few months, having lost five of their last seven away games in the Eredivisie, including their 3-2 defeat at PSV Eindhoven in their most recent trip. In addition, AZ have conceded at least two goals in four of their last seven league trips. The good news is that AZ have registered victories in three of their last visits to the GelreDome. Furthermore, AZ have scored at least once in 19 of their last 20 meetings with Vitesse across all competitions. It seems that Wout Weghorst is having another solid campaign, as he has already provided two goals and one assist for AZ in this early part of the season. He was the team’s top scorer last season with 17 goals in 33 league appearances.

AZ Alkmaar Team News

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

Vitesse Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

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

Vitesse vs AZ Alkmaar Sidelined Players

Vitesse
AZ Alkmaar
29 Calvin Stengs Injured
32 Levi Opdam Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Remko Pasveer 188 88
28 RB Alexander Buettner 174 75
37 CD Guram Kashia 186 78
6 CD Arnold Kruiswijk 182 73
2 LB Fankaty Dabo 181 77
10 CM Thomas Bruns 177 67
25 CM Navarone Foor 170 61
8 CM Charlie Colkett 179 72
7 LF Milot Rashica 178 70
9 CF Tim Matavz 188 74
11 RF Bryan Linssen 170 64
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marco Bizot 184 85
5 RB Thomas Ouwejan 182 72
30 CD Stijn Wuytens 183 74
4 CD Ron Vlaar 189 80
2 LB Jonas Svensson 170 70
15 CM Guus Til 183 72
10 CM Marko Vejinovic 186 67
8 CM Joris van Overeem 181 71
9 CF Wout Weghorst 197 82
20 LF Mats Seuntjens 187 81
7 RF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 180 78