AZ Alkmaar vs Hacken
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: AFAS Stadion (Alkmaar).
The visitors are currently on a decent run of form back in their domestic league, with their most recent clash against Sundsvall, on the road, finishing 1-0 in their favor. The squad kept the lion’s share of possession in that game and took thrice as many attempts at goal as their counterparts.
The hosts, on the other hand, finished fourth in the table last season and occupied the final spot through to the Europa League without going through the playoffs. Their last competitive fixture ended in a 4-2 loss against Excelsior away from home in the league, while at home they edged it past PSV by a 1-0 scoreline.
The maiden clash between the two teams is certainly sizing up to be an exciting one, with the hosts being the favorites to come out on top.
AZ Alkmaar vs Hacken Head to head (h2h)
- Both the teams have not previously squared up against each other.
AZ Alkmaar vs Hacken Prediction
The home team are likely to edge it past their foes when they face each other on Thursday at the AFAS Stadion.
The visitors have not been at their best away from home and have just two wins in their last five games. They have, however, scored seven goals in those matchups and are likely to find the back of the net in their tie with the hosts.
The latter were certainly impressive at this venue last season, with just three losses in total for them. They also amassed thirty-five goals to their name while conceding just fifteen.
The squad are much tougher than the away side on many levels and could well take the win at the end of the ninety minutes. The chances of a high scoring clash are definitely looming large as well.
AZ Alkmaar vs Hacken Betting tips
Full-time result: AZ Alkmaar @ 1.57 (4/7)
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).