NAC Breda v AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2019-02-08

International Football Tips

Friday 8th February 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.63 (odds taken at 02:03 GMT, 07 Feb 2019)

The Dutch Eredivisie provides us with another match to look at on Friday night with a clash between NAC Breda and AZ Alkmaar at the Rat Verlegh Stadion as the hosts look to lift themselves off the bottom of the table.

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NAC Breda Prediction

Breda sit bottom of the Eredivisie but are just two points behind second from bottom club De Graafschap as they head into this important Friday match at home. However, even if the hosts pull off what seems to be an unlikely win here, they’ll still be situated in the relegation play-off spots.

The hosts are five points adrift of 15th placed Groningen and having posted just two wins from their last nine league matches in the Eredivisie, the chances of capturing a third seem remote. Wins over Vitesse and Heerenveen were against teams that have struggled away from home this season.

A home record of 4-2-4 16/17 doesn’t seem too bad though, and they’ve lost just once in their last six matches which gives them a chance here. Forwards te Vrede (9 goals) and Rosheuvel (5 goals) are the main goal threats for the hosts.

7 of their 10 home matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals.


Key-Facts – NAC Breda v AZ Alkmaar

  • NAC Breda have lost just 1 of their last 6 matches at home
  • 7 of NAC Breda’s 10 home matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals
  • 8 of AZ’s 10 away matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals


AZ Alkmaar Prediction

AZ Alkmaar sit in 4th place but 16 points behind 2nd placed Ajax, so a place in the Champions League qualifiers is well beyond their reach but they look well set for a Europa League play-offs spot as they hold a four point margin over 8th placed Heracles.

AZ have won five of their last six matches overall with wins against Fortuna Sittard, Excelsior, Utrecht, Heerenveen and Emmen that have helped AZ Alkmaar into the top six, while their away record stands at 5-1-4 19/17 which includes three wins from their last five on their travels.

Whenever AZ have been on the road, goals generally tend to come along for the ride as 8 of their 10 away matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals.

The midfield trio of Til, Koopmeiners and Seuntjens (4 goals apiece) along with forwards Idrissi (7 goals) and Johnsen (5 goals) should create plenty of problems for the NAC Breda defence here.

Betting Tips Verdict

NAC Breda have picked up in recent times at home while AZ score goals on a regular basis, so we should see a few goals this evening.