AZ Alkmaar vs. G.A. Eagles Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 07, 2022 16:45 CET
The duel between AZ Alkmaar and G.A. Eagles will “close” the first round in the new season of the Dutch Eredivisie. The match is scheduled for Sunday at 16:45.
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The past season is one of the few in which the AZ Alkmaar team said goodbye to the fight for the title already in the early stages of the championship.
They finished the regular part of the championship in the fifth position in the table with as many as 22 points less than the first-placed Ajax. In the playoffs for the qualifications for the Conference League, they managed to win a place in this competition, but they are currently in a very difficult position.
Unexpectedly, the Dundee United team outplayed them in the first game, so somehow it seems to us that the thoughts of the local football players are directed towards the rematch against the Scots that follows in a few days.
Alkmaar is a team that is recognizable for its very offensive rhythm and there is no doubt that they will try to open the new season as efficiently as possible.
Despite the disastrous form at the end of last season, the G.A Eagles team managed to keep their place in the first division.
In the last 5 games last season, they experienced all 5 defeats, so in this game they will try to end that negative streak.
They scored only 37 goals in 34 matches played, and bearing in mind that this time the competition in the fight for survival will be much more dangerous, they will certainly have to work on their goalscoring performance.
Although they have the epithet of a big outsider in this duel, we believe that they can provide a sufficiently high-quality resistance, and that they can “take away” points from the favored opponent right from the start.
Last season, AZ Alkmaar won convincingly twice, with scores of 4:1 and 5:0.
Injuries and suspensions
There are no significant absences.
Bookmakers predict a safe and convincing victory for the home team, but we are not too sure that Alkmaar will easily get the first points in the new season.
Their goal this summer is to qualify for the Conference League, and as they have one goal minus against Dundee United, it is to be expected that their main focus will be on the return. This could mean that the coach of the home team will evenly distribute the playing time of the more important players, which could very well affect the final result.
Date and time: 07.08.2022 16:45
Prediction: BET BUILDER
Over 0 goals
Under 5 goals
Under 3 goals for AZ Alkmaar
Over 1 corner in the first half
Over 1 corner in the second half