az alkmaar out to dent ajax amsterdam's title hopes

15:00    15 Mar 2019

Hakim Ziyech
AZ Alkmaar will be looking to extend their impressive home record in the Dutch Eredivisie when they welcome Ajax Amsterdam at the AFAS Stadion on Sunday.

Catch live coverage of the clash on Fox Sports 1 from 15h20 CAT.

Alkmaar are unbeaten in their last two league matches having drawn 0-0 with a stubborn PEC Zwolle side away last weekend.

As a result, the Cheeseheads remained fourth on the league standings - three points behind third-placed Feyenoord with nine matches left.

AZ, who have won their last five home games, will look to their inspirational captain Guus Till with the 21-year-old having scored nine league goals from midfield this season.

Meanwhile, Ajax extended their winning run to four matches in the league when they defeated PEC Zwolle 2-1 at home on Wednesday.

The victory saw the Sons of the Gods remain second on the league standings - two points behind log leaders, PSV Eindhoven as the race for this season's title continues.

Ajax, who are currently enjoying a four-match winning run on the road, will be banking on Dusan Tadic's scoring form with the experienced attacker having netted six goals in his last four league matches.

In Head-to-Head stats, AZ and Ajax have clashed six times in the Eredivisie since 2016.

Ajax have dominated winning five games, while one match ended in a draw.

Ajax thumped AZ 5-0 at home in the first round league clash earlier this season.
 

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