AZ vs Utrecht prediction, odds and free betting tips (17/10/2021)

AZ and Utrecht face off in Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday. Read our predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.

AZ vs Utrecht – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Utrecht have won three Eredivisie games on the bounce ahead of their trip to play AZ. Read our top three expert predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

These odds from 888sport were correct at the time of writing.

Utrecht Double Chance

With five wins from their opening eight matches of the Eredivisie campaign, Utrecht have started strongly this term and having tasted defeat just once so far, the Domstedelingen could be worth backing in the double chance stakes on Sunday. AZ have looked a shadow of their former selves this term and they have already lost four times in the league. In contrast, Utrecht upset the odds to win at Ajax before the international break and they can secure another positive result here.

Both Teams to Score

Both teams to score has been a winning selection in four of AZ’ last six Eredivisie assignments and the same market is available at an appealing price on Sunday. Utrecht are flying high, though they have kept just two clean sheets in their last six matches and their habit of leaving the door open at the back combined with their considerable attacking threat makes the BTTS line a standout choice.

Over 2.5 Goals

AZ’s games have been a thrill-a-minute in recent weeks and over 2.5 goals backers have been rewarded in a huge eight of their last nine matches across several competitions. Similarly, four of Utrecht’s last five fixtures rocketed past the over 2.5 line, with the net rattling 3.8 times per 90 minutes during the same period. The teams’ records suggest we should expect another gripping contest on Sunday.

AZ vs Utrecht: Match Preview

AZ team news

Ernest Poku is AZ’s only injury worry, though the midfielder probably wouldn’t have featured even if he was fit and firing. Alkmaar recorded successive Eredivisie victories for the first time this season just before the international break, though wins against Go Ahead Eagles and Cambuur were expected rather than impressive. A fixture against in-form Utrecht represents a far tougher challenge.

Utrecht team news

Simon Gustafson, Christopher Mamengi and Tommy St. Jago are all rated as doubtful for Utrecht this weekend and Gustafson – who has scored four times in five matches this term – would be a big loss if he misses out again. Utrecht coped just fine without the Swede earlier this month however, when they became the first team to beat Ajax this season however (1-0) – a result that fired them up to third in the table.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for AZ vs Utrecht

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AZ vs Utrecht Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

AZ vs Utrecht prediction

What venue will the match be played at?

Sunday’s game will be played at the AFAS Stadion.

Which team is favourite to win on Sunday?

AZ have been priced as favourites to win this weekend by 888sport.

What time does Sunday’s game kick off?

AZ vs Utrecht kicks off at 18:45 CET (GMT +1).