Heracles to play their part in a high-scoring clash
Dutch dust-up could be lively
Eredivisie Friday 7pm
This is a fixture which always produces goals so bet on another entertaining contest at the Polman Stadium.
The last six matches between these two Eredivisie rivals have produced 30 goals with this season’s clash in Alkmaar yielding a 5-1 triumph for AZ.
Eight of Heracles’ last ten matches have produced four goals or more while AZ’s former Newcastle keeper Tim Krul has conceded 16 goals in his last three away matches, albeit at Lyon, Feyenoord and Ajax, three sides considerably superior to Heracles.
On the flip side they haven’t failed to score in any of their last 11 away matches.
Juggle those stats any which way you like, the conclusion seems to be to expect goals so back over 3.5 at 11-8.
Heracles, who have drawn just once since October, are finishing the season with a flourish as they make a late bid for a Europa League playoff spot.
Centre-back Robin Propper returns from a ban and they’ll be confident after last week’s 4-1 rout at Go Ahead Eagles.
Twenty-four hours later AZ battered lowly Roda but had to settle for a 1-1 draw and John van den Brom’s side continue to leak goals.
Heracles know all about their former frontman Wout Weghorst, who now leads the line for Alkmaar, and you can be sure he’ll be presented with chances in what should be a wide-open game.
Over 3.5 goals
1pt 11-8 BetBright