Go Ahead Eagles moved up to position 10 in the Eredivisie table after a 2-2 draw with FC Utrecht, while AZ Alkmaar kept up their pursuit of the Eredivisie championship after defeating Fortuna Sittard 3-1.
After dropping their first five games of the season, Go Ahead Eagles have won their last 11 Eredivisie games and are in excellent shape going into this matchup.
Sylla Sow, who had been on the bench, had helped them get a crucial point against FC Utrecht in their previous game, maintaining their unblemished record.
The draw against FC Utrecht was Go Ahead Eagles’ seventh of the year, leaving them with just four victories in the Eredivisie despite an unbeaten streak of 11 games.
Go Ahead Eagles will be up against the history books if they are to maintain their unbeaten streak against AZ Alkmaar, since it has been nearly ten years since they last defeated their opponents.
The visitors, meantime, have recovered from their discouraging loss to RKC Waalwijk prior to the World Cup break by going undefeated since and defeating rival championship contenders PSV Eindhoven in the process.
History is on their side in this contest as AZ Alkmaar have defeated Go Ahead Eagles in seven of the last eight meetings between the two teams and have not lost to the hosts since 2014.
AZ Alkmaar are currently in good scoring form as well, with Pascal Jansen’s team scoring 10 goals in their last four games following the World Cup break.
With three consecutive assists in his previous three games and six goals this season, Danish forward Jens Odgaard might make the difference in this match. He is currently in great form for his team.
Go Ahead Eagles vs AZ Alkmaar – Betting Analysis
We predict that AZ Alkmaar will win this match and that history will repeat itself once more. Although we anticipate tough opposition from Go Ahead Eagles, we believe that AZ Alkmaar will be the victor and break the 11-game winning streak of the visitors.
We have a tendency to believe that Go Ahead Eagles will require favorable circumstances in order to defeat this Arizona club, who we believe should prevail.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking out the betting prices for the game on the 90 min. result market, putting your money on Go Ahead Eagles can be had for 3.9, going for a draw is 3.8 & taking a punt on a win for AZ can get you 1.86. These are the top market prices that can be secured at the current time.
Go Ahead Eagles vs AZ Alkmaar – Head-to-Head