FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips 09/10/2022

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FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar Predicitions and Free Bets

Round 9 of the Eredivisie will give more than a few interesting games, and one of those certainly is Utrecht against league leaders AZ Alkmaar.

Over 2.5 Goals

AZ Alkmaar is the only team in the league without a loss after eight matches, and their most impressive form is away from home. They have won every game out of four played with a goal difference of 11-3. Only one game out of those mentioned ended with less than 2.5 goals, a hard-fought victory at Cambuur by a single goal. By comparison, Utrecht's home record is very strange, to say the least. In four games played, they only have one win with a goal difference of 1-2. However, what is worth noting is how they play amongst themselves. Five of their last seven games ended with more than three goals.

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AZ Alkmaar to Win

The Alkmaar side demolished Groningen in their last match 4-1, which was away from home which makes that win even more impressive. AZ is so good in this early part of the season that they are also undefeated in the Europa Conference League. What makes it even more worth appreciating is how well Alkmaar is playing on both sides of the field. They have scored 17 goals which is the fourth best mark in the league, and they have only allowed six goals which are tied for second best in the league. Utrecht will surely try to take advantage of their opponent's busy schedule, but on the other hand, the AZ team will look to continue their superb start to the season.

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Key Information you need to know about FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar

Head to Head

11/05/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

AZ

2

2

17/10/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

FC Utrecht

5

1

27/01/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

FC Utrecht

0

1

27/12/20

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

AZ

2

2

01/08/20

Europe Friendlies Europe

FC Utrecht

AZ

1

0

Last Five - FC UtrechtFC Utrecht

12/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

4

W

06/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

2

W

29/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

2

W

23/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

3

W

20/10/22

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Sportlust '46

Sportlust '46

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

3

W

Last Five - AZAZ

12/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

AZ

AZ

0

1

W

06/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

AZ

AZ

3

1

L

03/11/22

UEFA Europa Conference League CON

Dnipro-1

Dnipro-1

AZ

AZ

1

2

W

30/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

AZ

AZ

1

2

W

27/10/22

UEFA Europa Conference League CON

FC Vaduz

FC Vaduz

AZ

AZ

1

2

W

Utrecht needs a scoring touch

It's quite incredible that out of 10 scored goals, Utrecht managed to get only one on their home turf where they will play AZ Alkmaar. Both teams have value in their scoring department, but it seems Alkmaar has more options up front. Bas Dost scored exactly half of all the goals Utrecht has on its record, and the team coached by Henk Fraser will look for additional help for their star striker.

FC Utrecht potential lineup: Barkas, Klaiber, van der Maarel, Sagnan, Warmerdam, Toornstra, Bozdogan, Maeda, Sylla, Younes, Dost.

Alkmaar's form is so good at this moment that coach Pascal Jansen has many different options for a busy schedule ahead. This could be the most important part of the season as the games are rolling weekly, for Alkmaar even two per week, up until the start of the World Cup in November.

AZ Alkmaar potential lineup: Verhulst, Chatzidiakos, Beukema, Dekker, Kerkez, Reijnders, Clasie, de Wit, Sugawara, Karlsson, van Brederode.

Team News:

FC Utrecht: Bart Ramselaar, Sander van de Streek, Ramon Hendriks, Tommy St. Jago, and Mimoun Mahi are injured.

AZ Alkmaar: Bruno Martins, Vangelis Pavlidis, Hakon Evjen, Jens Odgaard are doubtful.

Facts about FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar

FC Utrecht vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips 09/10/2022

 

  • Who is the best scorer between these teams? – Bas Dost scored 5 goals for Utrecht
  • Where is the game being played? – Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht
  • When is the kick-off? – 13:30 BST, 14:30 CET