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Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction & Betting tips
FC Utrecht and AZ Alkmaar are facing each other in the first full round after the winter break. The home team lost to Ajax in his coach. Are the Domstedians without Erik ten Hag able to beat AZ?
For Utrecht, the first half of the season started early, with qualifying matches for the Europa League already in July. It did not succeed to reach the main event, as Zenit St. Petersburg bothered the red-white in the playoffs. There was a good basis, which made Utrecht a good start to the competition. After this the draft came in a bit, but before the winter break the weather started to turn better. The highlight in the first half of the season was the victory over a visit to Ajax (1-2).
Successful athlete Erik ten Hag, however, was hijacked by the Amsterdammers at Utrecht. Clubman Jean-Paul de Jong takes over from Ten Hag. In the past weeks, Leek leaked that De Jong was not the first option for the club management. He also has no big name, so it is clear that he can use a good start of the second half of the season. Yassin Ayoub will leave the club in the coming summer. He decided not to accept offers from Utrecht to extend his contract – he signed a contract with Feyenoord.
AZ is the meritorious number three of the ranking in the Eredivisie after eighteen games. The Alkmaarders often play good football, and what makes it even more fun, is that this happens for an important part with players who have been trained by the club themselves. This year Thomas Ouwejan, Pantelis Hatzidiakos, Teun Koopmeiners and Guus Til have their breakthrough in the first team. And then the greatest talent, Calvin Stengs, is still injured.
The goal for the Alkmaarders in the second half of the season is to continue the good line. Who knows, the club can still look up, because the deficit on number two Ajax is only three points. AZ also has a chance of winning a prize. In the KNVB-cup the red-witted have penetrated to the quarterfinals, in which PEC Zwolle is the opponent at the end of the month. In short, the sun is currently shining for the Alkmaarders, and a victory at Utrecht would make the mood even better.
Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar head to head matches
22.10.17 ERE AZ Alkmaar Utrecht 3 : 0
28.05.17 ERE Utrecht AZ Alkmaar 4 : 0 (3 : 0)
25.05.17 ERE AZ Alkmaar Utrecht 3 : 0
14.05.17 ERE AZ Alkmaar Utrecht 2 : 3
21.08.16 ERE Utrecht AZ Alkmaar 1 : 2