GRONINGEN – AZ ALKMAAR PREDICTION (17.05.2017)

GRONINGEN – AZ ALKMAAR PREDICTION (17.05.2017)

Groningen vs Alkmaar: Preview & Prediction

The betting houses see a very balanced game, the odds for winning the two teams being close, 2.50 for the guests and 2.70 for a soloist. That’s why, but also because it’s the first hand of a play-off semifinals. So I reorientated, and for the match between Groningen and Alkmaar we chose a tip based on when the hosts will mark. See below my reasoned forecast, but also details and statistics about confrontation.

Groningen

Regular season was good enough, finished 8 points with 43 points after 34 rounds, with Hereenveen and Heracles who were on the next positions and at 2 points Twente, the band on the 7th.
They are in a very good shape and in the last 4 games they have not lost and in 3 of them they have been forced.
On the field, I’m kind of a peace team, in 6 of the last 9 games drawing and topping, with the same score, 1-1.
The offensive is a quality one, the 5th in the championship with 55 successes, but the defense is a little lower, on 8 with 51 goals received.

Alkmaar

They did not have a season too bad and finished 6 points with 49 points after 34 stages and could have finished higher, compared to Vitesse’s 5th place with a mere 2 points difference.
They cross a bad time for them and that’s because they come after three consecutive defeats.
They do not go too well on their way, because 3 out of the last four have lost, with a very important victory interfering with Heracles.
The attack was very effective, the 4th in Eredivisie with 56 successes, but the defensive was a weak, only the 10th with 52 goals received.

Groningen vs Alkmaar: Direct Matches

They even faced 41 times and Alkmaar was most often imposed.
They have 19 victories, and Groningen with 7 fewer and 10 times finished in the draw.
They met twice this season and it was a draw at AFAS Stadium and when they played on this field the hosts were forced.
Before that, the guests had won in a game in front of their own fans.

Groningen vs Alkmaar: Betting Tips

1x – Odds: 1.55
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.60