Vitesse and AZ Alkmaar face in the GelreDome, in a meeting for the 28th round of the Eredivisie. The two teams drew (0-0), in 26-08-2018, the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league. At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates a balance between these two teams, as there have been 2 wins for each team in the last 4 games. However, the last time they met in this stadium was in 26-08-2017, in a game for the Eredivisie that ended with the win of AZ Alkmaar (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by T.Matavž (68′ ) for the Vitesse, and by W. Weghorst (3′ and 81′ ) for the AZ Alkmaar. In this match the factor the house can have an important role, as both teams present significant differences in the results achieved in the home and as a visitor.
Analysis of the Vitesse
The home team is currently in 6th place, with 41 points gained, after 11 wins, 8 draws and 8 defeats. In the penultimate match, lost out to Heracles Almelo by (3-2). In their last match, drew away to ADO Den Haag by (3-3). This is a team affected by the factor’s house, the more strong when you play in front of their fans, since over the past 30 games registers 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 26 conceded, against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats at home, with 33 goals scored and 21 suffered.
In this competition, has not lost any of their last 11 games in its stadium. The team allowed goals to its opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, and that has presented great strength of the defensive, but their attack has scored with great regularity, since they have scored at least one goal in the last 10 games in this competition. En their home games there is a tendency for goals, as 10 of their last 13 games in the competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 27 games in the competition, conceded the first goal 12 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
If there’s one thing that the Vitesse can not do is claim your position in the championship, after all, is in the situation and comfortable with chances of moving up the table if you have it regularly, so it abides by a positive sequence in their games and results. In the current round goes on to the pitch to seek a victory and know that it has conditions to make this a reality, depending only on themselves to make it happen. So, waiting up to the plate and undo the visitors, because it reduces the risks of suffering a goal, and would increase the probability of confirming the three points at the final whistle.In this match Arnold Kruiswijk and Charly Musonda Jr are out because they are in the medical department.
Analysis of AZ Alkmaar
The visiting team is currently in 3rd place, with 50 points won, after 15 wins, 5 draws and 7 defeats. In the penultimate match, won at home to Ajax (1-0). In the final match, won at home for the Groningen (1-0). This is a stronger team when playing in their stadium, because in the last 30 games registers 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as the visiting; against 11 victories, 1 draw and 3 defeats in their stadium. His last game as a visitor to this competition ended with a draw (0-0) against to Zwolle.In the last 10 away games in the championship AZ Alkmaar registers 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats, having won 14 points in 30 possible. The defense has been in good plan and only conceded goals in 2 of last 10 games, and their attack has scored with regularity, as she realised that in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 27 games for the Eredivisie, suffered the first goal 5 times but has managed to flip the score at 2.
Is within the reality that AZ Alkmaar has been producing in the competition, but it is clear that the focus is always to seek the evolution and with the rounds passing this can end up happening. Today your expectation is to win the maximum possible amount of good results, whether at home or away from their domains, because at the end of the championship it will indicate what its done. Thus, it will be in the field focused on getting a score-positive, and by more in the face of a good team knows that you have conditions to win. In this match Myron Boadue and Mees Hoedemakers are out because they are in the medical department.
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Until the moment, the team of Vitesse is within the zone of qualification and knows that to stay in this situation, you will have to seek good results going forward. AZ Alkmaar has been performing a good campaign, and follows within the zone of qualification for the Europa League, and in this round want to add at least one point outside the home. All indications are that we will have a game of intense movement and with two teams going up, so we may have a match for the goals. Apostaremos that occur more than 2.5 goals by the end of the 90 minutes of the game.