LASK vs AZ Alkmaar
Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Linzer Stadion (Linz).
After their first leg ending in a draw, LASK will be at the driving seat in the match with AZ Alkmaar as they have the home ground advantage now at Linzer Stadion.
LASK vs AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have met only once in recent times.
- Their meeting ended in a 1-1 draw at Alkmaar.
LASK vs AZ Alkmaar Match preview
Despite being the visiting side in their first leg of the Europa League play-offs, LASK managed to draw the first blood at AFAS Stadion against Alkmaar. Later with the help of VAR, AZ Alkmaar equalized with a penalty at the dying minutes of the game finishing it in a 1-1 scoreline.
The Austrian contingents had 14 goal attempts against the 7 attempts by the home team of that clash. The ball possession was more (60%) with the Dutch side but the early goal in the game will give LASK a slight edge when playing back at their own turf.
LASK is unbeaten in their last seven overall fixtures across all major competitions including the Austrian Bundesliga. They will be hosting after a 4-1 win at home against St Polten in their previous league match.
In addition to that, the host has lost only one of their last 12 home matches in their fixture. And that loss was in early December last year against Rapid Vienna in their own league. On the contrary, Alkmaar has dropped points in four of their last ten away clashes in their schedule.
Besides, the traveling side will be visiting on the back of a 2-0 win at home over Zwolle in their previous encounter in Eredivisie. Since the first leg has been drawn, we can expect a fierce fight in the second leg for the teams to qualify.
LASK vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction
LASK has stayed unbeaten away from home against Alkmaar in the first leg of the play-offs. They were on the road in that match and managed to put good pressure on the dutch contingent. Even a goalless draw will take LASK to the next round with their away goal advantage.
However, Alkmaar has the ability to score goals and the host will not be taking risks. In that probability, we can expect both teams to score in the ninety minutes.
Apart from that, LASK will be having the home ground advantage in the clash. With their recent two home matches ending in a victory, the host will surely have the upper hand at home. Moreover, their last three Europa League matches at home also have ended in success for the host.
To make things worse for the visitors, they have won only one of the last three away matches in the EL tournament lately. So, it is evident that Alkmaar has faced troubles when playing away from home outside their league.
It has to be noted that LASK performed well in the first leg even without the home ground advantage. Hence, the punters can go with a draw no bet upon LASK since they have the ground advantage.
LASK vs AZ Alkmaar Betting tips
Draw no bet: LASK @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).