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AZ Utrecht betting prediction


Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario is that AZ won’t win. The away team has done better so far in the league and has the advantage in the head-to-head history, Moreover, the last time these two teams met at this stadium Utrecht won 0-3. Therefore, we believe they will, at least, get a point from this match, which is why the double chance in favour of the away team is of good value.
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Preview

AZ and Utrecht face at AFAS Stadion, in a match for the 17th round of the Eredivisie. The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 4 head‑to‑heads they won 2, tied 1 and lost 1. Nevertheless, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Eredivisie, on 20‑12‑2014, Utrecht won by (0‑3). E. Duplan (12' and 28' ) and M. Diemers (37' ) scored the goals of the match for Utrecht. AZ registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention.

Analysis AZ

The home team is currently in the 11th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against ADO Den Haag, by (0‑1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against PEC Zwolle, by (2‑1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 17 conceded. In their last match, for the KNVB Beker, they got an away win against Kozakken Boys by (1‑3). In the last 8 home league matches AZ has a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 24 possible. The most recurrent final score in their home league matches was the 3‑1 (3 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 10 of their 16 matches for this competition, and have only turned the score around in 1.

AZ is a team that likes to control their matches from inside the opponent’s midfield. They also like to use any opportunities to try to shoot from outside the area and prefer using the right wing to attack, using the offensive quality of winger Johansson. They often create many goal opportunities, but have a few efficiency problems in offence, so they don’t score as many goals as they could. The home coach will not be able to count on Henriksen, Haps and Lewis, who are injured.

Confirmed Lineup: Gino Coutinho, Mattias Johansson, Rajko Brežančić, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Ron Vlaar, Derrick Luckassen, Joris van Overeem, Ben Rienstra, Vincent Janssen, Dabney dos Santos, Mounir El Hamdaoui.

Analysis Utrecht

The away team is currently in the 8th position of the league, with 25 points won, after 7 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against De Graafschap, by (0‑1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Ajax, by (1‑0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 34 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 20 conceded. In their last match, for the KNVB Beker, they got an away win against Achilles '29 by (0‑5). In the last 8 away league matches Utrecht has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 24 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 1‑0 (3 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 9 times but have turned the score around in 3.

The away team also has a few players unavailable, such as Janssen, Rubin and Hardeveld. They are also a modest team with a few weaknesses, so they play in a defensive 4-4-2 system, occupying the midfield with as many players as possible. But they also have a few qualities, such as their ability to keep fighting when they are in disadvantage, which is why they have been able to turn a few negative scores around.

Confirmed Lineup: Robbin Ruiter, Ramon Leeuwin, Christian Kum, Mark van der Maarel, Timo Letschert, Rico Strieder, Bart Ramselaar, Ayoub El Jorfi, Sébastien Haller, Nacer Barazite, Patrick Joosten.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the AZ Utrecht match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the AZ vs Utrecht match, on 19 December 2015, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Uganda, goes to: Double chance – Utrecht or Draw ⇒ odd 1.71 at betfair.

👉 In which stadium will the AZ Utrecht be played?

The AZ vs Utrecht on 19 December 2015 will be played at Alkmaar, AFAS Stadion.

 

Eredivisie - 2015/2016

  • 100% 312 / 312 Games

  • Home team wins 44.87%
  • Draws 24.36%
  • Away team wins 30.77%
  • Over 1.5 83.01%
  • Over 2.5 56.09%
  • Over 3.5 35.26%
  • Goals 929
  • Goals /match 2.98
  • Goals /match home 1.63
  • Goals /match away 1.35
  • Both teams score 56.73%
  • Goals after 80' 16.58%
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