FC Astana vs AZ Alkmaar
Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:50 UK/ 16:50 CET
Venue: Astana Arena (Nur-Sultan).
Astana is practically out of contention for progression, and one more loss would practically seal the fate for them. They are placed dead-last in the table with zero points as of now. And have conceded an embarrassing nine goals till point, in return for just one.
They do have the home advantage for the day, but against a determined Alkmaar, this would pale to not much. Moreover, the visitors are currently placed second and have just a single-point lead over Partizan. The former cannot take things lightly, and one bad match-day is all it would take to see the scales tip in their opposite direction.
The fact that toppers Manchester United are taking on the third-placed Serbians, that too at the Old Trafford, provides an opportunity for the Dutch outfit to considerably increase their chances for qualification.
FC Astana vs AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture of this tie has been sole clash between the two this decade, and then the Eredivisie squad won with a 6-0 scoreline.
FC Astana vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction
The last time these two met, which was mere two weeks before, the Cheeseheads won with a magnificent scorecard of 6-0. Two first-half goals and four later in the period after interval closed the proceedings of the day for them.
The confidence from that tie alone would be enough for the squad to come out victorious this Thursday. Moreover, they may be on the road, but for sure with the form the team has been showing these days, only a naïve punter would wage against them.
The unit is on a three-game winning run, with a combined scoreline of 13-0. And remained unbeaten in 19 of their previous 21 fixtures. On the road, they went invincible in nine of their preceding ten, and just the last day, defeated the mighty PSV with a 0-4 drubbing.
In addition, they are part of (read – one of the best in) the Eredivisie, a comparatively far better league in regards to the Kazakhstan Premier League, and this further enhances their chances for a victory.
As such, we shall side with the logical option, a win for the guests.
FC Astana vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips
AZ Alkmaar to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
AZ Alkmaar -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).