Sittard vs AZ Alkmaar (By: Mulder)
Fortuna Sittard is a new promoted team and they are really fun to watch. They play with a lot of risk, a lot of space behind their back line. So no wonder that they are 11-3 when it comes to over 2.5 goals. They have a rich turkish owner since a few years and everything went fast ever since. Under Sunday Oliseh they made the first step and Kevin Hofland is doing a really good job right now. Not experienced as a manager but had a solid career ( Feyenoord, PSV and Wolfsburg ) as a player.
Dianessy and Vlijter will not play but the good news is that Novakovic is back. The striker scored 4 goals before he was out for weeks due to an injury. He came in as a sub against Heerenveen last week, a game that could go either way with all the chances back and forth.
They play with a lot of energy and especially Stokkers, Diemers and El Massaoudi are a joy to watch. They combined 10 goals together while Semedo is very dangerous as a winger.
AZ Alkmaar in some kind of a crisis ( according to the papers ) with a current 7th place but manager Van Den Brom needs to laugh about that. He said: ,,Of course we spoke for a while after the loss against Willem II, but that is nothing but normal.'' True that we should do better, but we were 34 times in the box of the opponent . We created 16 chances so pretty crazy that we did not score''
No lies there from the manager, AZ are still a team that creates a lot, especially away from home.
Björn Johnsen is still not ready to play, but not really a miss as he was searching for his form anyway. Ron Vlaar is back in defence but he has been very slow in recent years.
Expecting another game with plenty of chances for both sides.
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Sittard vs AZ Alkmaar prediction
|Over 2.5 & BTTS||Bet365||1.72||7||0-3 LOST (-7 units)|