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PSV vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips and Odds
PSV are on a roll after beating Ajax last weekend in Amsterdam, and to end the first part of the season, they are facing another team challenging for the title.
PSV to Win
PSV suffered three losses this season, but two of them could have been avoided, and represent the biggest negative mark on their season thus far. Those were losses against Cambuur and Groningen. However, PSV is looking good against the best teams in Eredivisie, they beat Feyenoord and Ajax, and now are facing the AZ Alkmaar team who lost its footing in recent weeks.
Over 2.5 Goals
No team in the league played more matches with over 2.5 goals than PSV. Incredibly, 11 out of their 13 games went over that mark which is the best odds in the league. AZ is right up there with nine of those games. Looking at their h2h record, four out of their last five matches went over the mark.
Key information about PSV vs AZ Alkmaar
PSV aiming to finish off another title challenger
If not for the losses to Cambuur and Groningen, PSV's season would already be considered a success. Of course, we are talking only about the first part of the campaign. They have managed to outduel their biggest rivals, and right now they are looking as the frontrunners to win the title. This season is different, as there will be a huge break because of the World Cup, and there will be questions about how healthy, and motivated players will return from their duties playing for the national team. PSV has some players that will be involved in the World Cup, but the ones that remain home will need to make sure they are prepared for what is coming next after the break.
PSV's probable lineup: Benitez, Mwene, Ramalho, Obispo, Max, Sangare, Gutierrez, Simons, Veerman, Gakpo, de Jong.
Only a few weeks ago, AZ looked like they have something special going on with their start of the season. Then came struggles. Losing to Feyenoord at home hurt them, and it seems that defeat changed the trajectory of their season. Since then, they lost a couple of more Eredivisie matches, but this time against opponents they are supposed to beat, like Excelsior and RKC Waalwijk. Their defending levels have dropped significantly, and they are allowing goals on a much higher level at the moment, so they will be one of those teams that are happy for the upcoming break. Incredibly, AZ conceded at least one goal in their last 13 matches in all competitions. Just for that fact, PSV's chances are looking good.
AZ Alkmaar's probable lineup: Verhulst, Chatzidiakos, Beukema, Dekker, Kerkez, Clasie, Bazoer, Reijnders, Sugawara, Odgaard, Karlsson.
PSV: Ismael Saibari and Olivier Boscagli are doubtful.
AZ Alkmaar: Zinho Vanheusden, Bruno Martins Indi, and Hakon Evjen are injured, while Dani de Wit is suspended.
PSV vs AZ Alkmaar FAQ
- What was the score the last time they met? – PSV 1-2 AZ Alkmaar
- How many games with over 2.5 goals does PSV have this season? – PSV played 11 over 2.5 goals matches this season
- When is the kick-off? – 20:00 BST, 21:00 CET