AZ Alkmaar vs PSV Eindhoven
AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar, Netherlands.
28.05.23 at 15:30
AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven will face off in the 34th round of the Eredivisie at the AFAS Stadion. Both teams have had a successful season so far, but who will finish it on a high note? Will AZ Alkmaar be able to take advantage of their home ground advantage, or will PSV Eindhoven be able to pull off an away win?
Let's have a look at the latest Netherlands Eredivisie predictions between AZ Alkmaar vs PSV Eindhoven, probable lineups, match facts and up to date betting odds for you to consider!Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Kaaskopen's recent match on the road against 10-man NEC Nijmegen saw them romp to a comfortable 3:0 win thanks to goals from Jesper Karlsson and Jordy Clasie. With that win, they were able to extend their unbeaten run away from home to three games.
Prior to that, it was the end of the road for them in their recent match against West Ham United in the semi-final (second leg) at home, as they were narrowly defeated 1:0 despite being the superior side in that match. On aggregate, this saw them lose 3:1.
The last time the Kaaskopen suffered defeat was in April against Sparta Rotterdam, losing 1:0 at home. They've since gone on a five-match unbeaten run where four wins and a draw have been recorded to accumulate 13 points, and it goes without saying they've been in impressive form.
While they have already confirmed their participation in European football next season as they currently occupy 4th place with 67 points, maintaining a six-point lead over FC Twente in 5th place, they are still in the chase for what could be a possible 3rd place finish with only two points separating them from overthrowing Ajax Amsterdam in that position, and collecting all three points here will be crucial for them.
Probable Starting XI
Ryan; Sugawara, Beukema, Hatzidiakos, Kerkez; Mijnans, Clasie, Reijnders; Van Brederode, Pavlidis, Karlsson
Going into this game, Rood-Witten suffered what could have been a costly setback in their prospects of finishing the season in second place as they played out a 3:3 draw against Heerenveen at home to share the spoils.
Prior to that, they displayed a convincing performance against Fortuna Sittard at home, though there were some difficulties on their side when it came to being creative in front of goal. It wasn't an issue they couldn't handle as they cruised to a 2:1 triumph.
Since their 1:0 defeat against FC Emmen on the road four months ago, they have gone 15 consecutive matches without a defeat, recording 11 wins and 4 draws to accumulate 37 points in the process. It goes without saying that they'll be a handful to their opponent in this clash as they aim to extend their unbeaten run to 16 matches.
In the standings, they presently occupy 2nd place with 72 points and have maintained a three-point lead over resilient Ajax Amsterdam in 3rd place. Failure to win or settle for a draw in this clash could see them possibly overthrown from their position at the game's conclusion, making for a more improved showing with their performance a priority as they seek to conclude their season on a positive note.
Probable Starting XI
Benitez; Mwene, Silva, Branthwaite, Van Aanholt; Sangare, Til, Veerman; El-Ghazi, De Jong, Simons
- PSV Eindhoven are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in the Eredivisie.
- AZ Alkmaar are unbeaten in their last five matches in the Eredivisie.
- AZ Alkmaar averages 2.19 goals per game when playing at home, and PSV Eindhoven averages 2.06 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 53 meetings, AZ Alkmaar have won 13 times, PSV Eindhoven have won 32 times, and there have been 8 draws, with the goal difference being 119-60 in favor of PSV Eindhoven.
Expert Betting Tips
AZ Alkmaar are in a tight race for a UEFA Europa League Play-offs spot and will be looking to make the most of their home advantage when they face PSV Eindhoven. With the stakes so high, AZ Alkmaar will be determined to avoid defeat and secure their place in the play-offs. They have been in good form recently, winning four of their last five matches, and will be hoping to continue this run against PSV Eindhoven.
PSV will need to put in a convincing performance if they are to avoid defeat against AZ Alkmaar and finish the season in second place. This is an important game for them, as a win would mean that they would be able to solidify their second-place position against the wandering eyes of Ajax Amsterdam in third place. They will need to be at their best if they are to get the desired result. With the right combination of skill, tactics, and determination, PSV have a great chance of coming out on top in this match.
On paper, PSV are the clear favorites to win this match. They have a better squad, more experienced players, and a better record in recent matches. Therefore, placing a draw no bet in their favor should be enough to ensure that they come out on top in this clash.
- Draw No Bet - PSV Eindhoven for 1.80
- Total - Over 3 for 1.78
- Corners - Over 9.5 for 1.65