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AZ Alkmaar vs Twente Prediction & Betting tips
The difference between AZ and FC Twente is one point in the rankings. In the beginning, you would think that this is an interesting poster in the Eredivisie, but nothing is less true. The Alkmaarders are fully focused on the cup final next weekend and FC Twente has been long and wide-open this season. Is there any value at this match?
AZ Alkmaar :
For AZ, the following week of course must happen. The Alkmaarders can still stand in two ways for the Europa League and then AZ coach John van den Brom can look forward to next season. Last weekend, Alkmaarders knew for the first time winning three competition games. On a visit to Heracles Almelo, John van den Brom’s team played a great match and the Alkmaarders won the match at the Polman Stadium with 1-2 goals by Wout Weghorst and Alireza Jahanbakhsh. AZ made the 11th league this season in Almelo and Van den Brom enjoyed his team: “I found ourselves very good. A good team, as you would like to see as a trainer. We were the boss. I’m very happy. ”
Although the cup finals are of course the priority, they realize at AZ that they have to win the matches in the run-up to De Kuip. After the disappointing draw against Roda JC two weeks ago, there was a visit to Heracles and, according to Van den Brom, this is the boost towards the cup finale. “As a player group, you need such matches to travel to De Kuip with an even better feeling. The victory against Heracles is a nice addition to the cup finale, “Van den Brom told last week that he also realizes that the cup finale begins to live in Alkmaar. “You notice everywhere that it’s going to play. With me, with the players and the fans. ”
At AZ, they will naturally try this match without tearing out. For Derrick Luckassen, it was blown today because Luckassen caught Heracles Almelo’s ninth yellow card this season and was suspended at his next card for the cup final. Against the Almeloans, Jahanbakhsh also took a yellow card and the Iranian has been in prime shape in the last few weeks. Against Heracles, Jahanbakhsh made the decisive hit, and two weeks ago, AZ held a point at the duel against Roda JC by a hit by the same Jahanbakhsh.
Probable setup AZ Alkmaar
Curl; Johansson, Vlaar, Wuytens, Haps; Luckassen, Seuntjes, Rienstra; Jahanbakhsh, Weghorst, dos Santos.
For FC Twente, there has been no game in the Eredivisie for months. Nevertheless, the Enschedeërs are really good at the moment, only three points behind the fifth position. Prior to this season, and certainly after the match against Excelsior (1-2 loss), the Tukkers were named as potential degradation candidate, but the team of René Hake has not come to an end. Last weekend, the Enschedeërs won the twelfth competition match of this season and the Tukkers have won most of the matches this season in the Eredivisie after the traditional top 3 and Vitesse and FC Utrecht.
Against the poorly performing NEC from Nijmegen, Hake saw his team win 3-0 by two goals of Enes Ünal and one hit by Fredrik Jensen. The Turk and the Fin may symbolize the football that the Enschedeërs play and, given their age, it’s also no mistake that the Tukkers go to FC Utrecht one week with a 3-0 draw a few days earlier Against PSV. Where Jensen really is noticed by the Enschede people after the winter break, that is quite different from Ünal. The Turk scores this season on behalf of Hake’s team and scored seven times in the last eight competitions on behalf of the Tukkers. The 19-year-old Turk can do another throw to beat Jørgensen as the top scorer of the throne, because the FC Twente striker currently has only two hits less than the Deen. Ünal only has the disadvantage that he can not take the penalty at FC Twente, while Jørgensen (19 hits), Reza Ghoochannejhad (18 hits) and Ricky van Wolfswinkel (18 hits) do it occasionally at their club.
Probable setup FC Twente
Marsman; In Avest, Andersen, Thesker, van der Lely; Jensen, Klich, Mokotjo; Celina, Ünal, Yeboah.
AZ Alkmaar vs Twente head to head
17.12.16 ERE Twente AZ Alkmaar 1 : 2
20.03.16 ERE Twente AZ Alkmaar 2 : 2
04.10.15 ERE AZ Alkmaar Twente 3 : 1
26.04.15 ERE Twente AZ Alkmaar 0 : 2
27.01.15 KNV Twente AZ Alkmaar 3 : 0