Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Venlo and AZ Alkmaar, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the remainder of the season, face each other at Seacon Stadion – De Koel in the Eredivisie round 23. Venlo have been playing some high-scoring games of late, with 14 goals in total being netted in the previous three meetings between the two teams. The Yellow-Blacks are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, but making life difficult for AZ is easier said than done.
Pascal Jansen’s troops, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Emmen and Heerenveen. AZ Alkmaar are eyeing a place in the Champions League, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Venlo. Given AZ’s attacking potential, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Danny Post):
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Danny Post is a Dutch footballer who plays for VVV-Venlo as a midfielder. Post started his senior career Haarlem, but after making no more than 14 appearances with the club, he joined Groningen in 2009.
The Dutch footballer player only one league game for the Green and White Army as he was loaned to Cambuur in 2010. The next stop in his career was Dordrecht, where he established himself as a first-team regular. After scoring four goals in 50 league appearances for the club, Danny Post moved to VVV-Venlo in 2013. Post made his VVV debut in a goalless draw with Eindhovan on August 2, 2013.
He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Achilles ’29 on March 9, 2014. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as both central midfielder and centre-back. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (AZ):
AZ Alkmaar are a professional football club that play their home matches at AFAS Stadion. The venue was opened on 4 August, 2006 and the construction of the stadium cost €38 million. AFAS Stadion is able to hold 17 023 spectators.
The Cheeseheads were founded on 10 May, 1967 and they won their first trophy in 1981, finishing the season 12 points clear of Dutch giants Ajax. 18 years later AZ clinched their second Eredivisie trophy, with the team finishing the 2008/2009 campaign with 80 points, 11 clear of second-placed Twente. In 1981 the club made it to the UEFA Cup final, but English side Ipswich Town proved to be a big catch for the Dutch team.
AZ’s home kits are red and white and they wear black shirts when playing on the road. The likes of Shota Arveladze, Jozy Altidore, Ron Vlaar, Joris Mathijsen, Graziano Pelle, Simon Poulsen, Moussa Dembele and Sergio Romero are notable footballers who played for AZ in the past.