Excelsior vs AZ Alkmaar prediction, odds & betting tips 04/11/2023

Excelsior
04/11/23 - 17:45

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Excelsior - AZ

Netherlands Eredivisie - Van Donge & De Roo Stadion

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Excelsior vs AZ Alkmaar Best Odds and Predictions

AZ Alkmaar has come across a few hurdles lately, but a match versus Excelsior is just what the doctor ordered for the team to continue its pursuit of the champion title.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

  • Excelsior had three BTTS games in the past four league matches
  • AZ covered this bet twice in the past five league outings
  • Four out of the previous five h2h meetings had each team scoring

Over 3.5 Goals

  • Excelsior went over the line in the past couple of matches
  • AZ had three games with at least four goals scored this season
  • Three out of the final four h2h encounters covered the bet in question

Statistical Information and Odds for Excelsior vs AZ Alkmaar prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

10/02/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Excelsior

Excelsior

5

0

23/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

AZ

AZ

2

1

15/05/19

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

AZ

AZ

4

2

15/12/18

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Excelsior

Excelsior

2

1

03/03/18

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

AZ

AZ

1

2

Last Five - Excelsior

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

Excelsior

Excelsior

2

1

L

17/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

Excelsior

Excelsior

4

2

L

10/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

Excelsior

Excelsior

3

0

L

02/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

Excelsior

Excelsior

2

1

L

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Excelsior

Excelsior

1

1

D

Last Five - AZ

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

AZ

AZ

0

2

W

17/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

AZ

AZ

1

2

W

10/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

AZ

AZ

0

0

D

07/02/24

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

AZ

AZ

2

0

L

04/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

AZ

AZ

1

0

L

This is how the bookies view the latest odds for the match:

Excelsior odds: 7/1 (7.00) – 14.3%

Draw odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%

AZ Alkmaar odds: 2/5 (1.40) – 71.4%

Excelsior vs AZ Alkmaar odds have touted the visiting team as the expected winner. AZ's probability margin sits at just over 70 percent which is not ‘unexpected'. The Alkmaar outfit is second in the Eredivisie standings with only one game the club didn't win. Here are a couple of suggestions for this Excelsior vs AZ Alkmaar matchup and all the rest of the offers across the markets, feel free to visit our football betting tips today page: Over 1.5 First-Half Goals is priced at 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4% and AZ victory with BTTS will award you with odds of 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%.

Match Preview, Excelsior vs AZ Alkmaar Lineups, and Team News

Excelsior

There is a close battle at the top of the standings, but for the rest of the league, it is pretty even as well in terms of the expectations. Excelsior holds the seventh position in the Eredivisie but has won only three games. It is worth noting that Excelsior had to play extra-time during Wednesday's Dutch Cup match against Den Bosch. Raphael Eyongo, Mike van Duinen, Lennard Hartjes, Kik Pierie, and Jacky Donkor are injured.

Possible lineup: van Gassel, Widell, Horemans, Nieuwpoort, Zagre, el Yaakoubi, Sandra, Baas, Lamprou, Agrafiotis, Driouech.

AZ Alkmaar

Alkmaar's last game was abandoned after an injury to a NEC Nijmegen player and at the time of the incident, AZ was losing the match. Before that game, AZ had the best defense in the league, but it was obvious that a defeat at home by Aston Villa last week in the Conference League brought the team's confidence down. Mees de Wit, Mexx Meerdink, and Lewis Schouten are missing through health concerns.

Possible lineup: Ryan, Wolfe, Penetra, Bazoer, Sugawara, Mijnans, Clasie, van Brederode, D. de Wit, Lahdo, Pavlidis.

Player to Watch: Dani de Wit

There isn't a player more important for AZ Alkmaar than the top scorer Vangelis Pavlidis, however, Dani de Wit comes close second. AZ needs somebody else to step up as well and de Wit is trying to be that player. This season, the attacking midfielder is second in scoring for the team with four goals while also delivering three assists in nine matches played. He started every game this year.

De Wit spent his entire youth at Ajax going through all the club's ‘under' teams before being promoted to the senior squad, however, the club didn't see him in its plans so he moved to AZ Alkmaar which happened four years ago. This is his fifth season at the club, de Wit has made 159 appearances and scored 39 goals with 21 assists on the record as well.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Excelsior

Excelsior
4-3-3
1
Stijn Van Gassel
nl
2
Siebe Horemans
be
5
Casper Widell
se
16
Sven Nieuwpoort
nl
12
Arthur Zagre
fr
33
Julian Baas
nl
8
Cisse Sandra
be
10
Kian Fitz Jim
nl
7
Lazaros Lamprou
gr
9
Troy Parrott
ie
14
Couhaib Driouech
nl
Substitutes
28
Ian Smeulers
nl
30
Derensili Sanches Fernandes
nl
19
Nikolas Agrafiotis
nl
18
Norbert Alblas
nl
22
Mimeirhel Benita
nl
15
Noah Naujoks
nl
17
Richie Omorowa
se
11
Oscar Uddenas
se

AZ

AZ
4-3-3
1
Mathew Ryan
au
2
Yukinari Sugawara
jp
25
Riechedly Bazoer
nl
4
Bruno Martins Indi
nl
18
David Moller Wolfe
no
10
Dani De Wit
nl
8
Jordy Clasie
nl
16
Sven Mijnans
nl
7
Jens Odgaard
dk
9
Vangelis Pavlidis
gr
19
Myron Van Brederode
nl
Substitutes
5
Alexandre Penetra
pt
20
Rome Jayden Owusu Oduro
gh
21
Ernest Poku
nl
33
Wouter Goes
nl
12
Hobie Verhulst
nl
28
Kenzo Goudmijn
nl
23
Mayckel Lahdo
se
14
Djordje Mihailovic
us
30
Denso Kasius
nl
6
Tiago Dantas
pt
11
Ibrahim Sadiq
gh
15
Ruben van Bommel
nl


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