On Sunday afternoon, AZ Alkmaar and Ajax go head-to-head at the AFAS Stadion in a potentially highly entertaining Eredivisie encounter.AZ back on winning form last time out
The home team ended a six-game winless run in the Eredivisie last time out by recording a 2-1 win at Fortuna Sittard.
The game was another goal-filled clash for AZ in the Dutch top flight, as seven of their last nine league games have produced over 2.5 goals.
Despite an underwhelming recent run of league form, Maarten Martens' team are in fourth place in the table, occupying the Europa League play-off spot.
However, they are just one place and three points above the fifth-place visitors.
AZ has been poor on home soil in the Eredivisie, as they have won just one of their last five home matches. Their recent home games in the Dutch top flight have certainly delivered on goals, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their previous eight games.Ajax is still looking for a win
Although the visitors recorded a 2-1 extra-time win over Bodo/Glimt on Thursday night, Ajax are winless in 90 minutes in five games in all competitions.
John van ‘t Schip’s team is now winless in three league games after a weekend 2-2 home draw against NEC. However, the team from the Dutch capital have now lost just one of their last 14 matches in the Eredivisie.
Ajax have a decent recent away record in the Eredivisie. A 3-2 defeat at Heerenveen in their last away game ended a four-match winning run on their travels in the Dutch top flight.
The Heerenveen game continued a high-scoring trend for Ajax’s away games in the Eredivisie, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last nine matches on their travels.What am I backing?
Both teams need a win to get back on track. The pair’s recent games have been goal-filled, and I believe this game will follow suit, which is why I am backing over 2.5 goals scored.