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AZ Alkmaar – PSV Eindhoven

7th April 2018   ·   0 Comments

AZ Alkmaar did well to take a three pointer last weekend when the team outplayed them with a 3:0 result. That victory came mostly thanks to their performance in the first halftime as Weghorst, Idrissi and Jahanahsh scored their goals for a deserved lead.

Surely that they outplayed the opponent in first, but the players of Den Haag reacted much better in second, were very dangerous on counters but the goals never came. Efficiency was what made the difference on that evening.

It was second consecutive victory for AZ as the side remained at third position having five points less than second placed Ajax. If they are to challenge for Champions League spot victory is a must for the players of AZ Alkmaar here.

Hosts will play in 4-2-3-1 formation using Weghorst as central striker. Overeem, Til and Jahanbakhsh will be offensive midfielders. They continue to miss midfielders Marko Vejinovic (7/0), Jeremy Helmer (9/1), left back Thomas Ouwejan (27/0) and forward Calvin Stengs (1/0). Their starting lineup shouldn’t be changed much for this one.

PSV, on the other side, bounced back with two victories after their humiliating defeat against Willem II. League leaders firstly won over Venlo but then recorded a fine 5:1 victory over Breda last weekend in front of own fans.

They once again reminded why the side stands alone at the first position, entering the game strongly and dominating the field from the first minute. However they had to score first from the penalty kick taken by van Ginkel in 37th minute, continuing with goals in the repetition.

Two own goals, goals from de Jong and Pereiro made the victory impressive, while the guests could only temporarily reduce in the middle of second part with a goal from Sadiq. It was a fully deserved victory in a game where the players of PSV created much more offensive efforts than what they usually do. The side keeps having seven points more than second placed Ajax and are very close to mathematically secure the tittle.

Guests will play in 4-3-3 formation with Lozano, de Jong and Pereiro as forwards. Offensive midfielder Steven Bergwijn (28/7) is suspended and should be only absentee.

  • AZ Alkmaar have seen over 2.5 goals in 14 of their last 16 matches against PSV Eindhoven.
  • AZ Alkmaar have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 home matches against PSV Eindhoven.
  • PSV Eindhoven have scored at least 4 goals in their last 3 away matches against AZ Alkmaar.

I expect fully offensive and open game from both teams. AZ wants a three pointer in order to keep the touch with Ajax, while PSV anyway remains a stronger side. Something that promises that the game will be similar effective as their most recent ones.


Bet: Over 3.5 goals @ 2.12 with Pinnacle

* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.

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