Rijeka vs AZ Alkmaar
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadion HNK Rijeka (Rijeka).
Winless in the group so far this season, Rijeka will set foot for their last EL clash this season. The host has picked up just one point on the table until now. Their four-game losing streak in the campaign broke with the 2-2 draw on the road with Real Sociedad last time out in the EL schedule.
Alkmaar can still make it into the playoffs considering Napoli wins the other fixture in the group and they bagged all three points in the upcoming clash. The visitor has been winless for the past three EL clashes and will visit after a 1-1 draw at home with Napoli in the previous EL encounter.
Rijeka vs AZ Alkmaar Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter in 2020 EL gave a 4-1 home win for AZ.
- Alkmaar has not played against a club from their opponents’ country.
- The host has faced other clubs from Netherland twice and has one win in it.
Rijeka vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction
Rijeka has a winless streak, which is why backing the home win in the clash seems to be a terrible choice. The host enjoys the ground advantage in the fixture, but their dip in form suggests otherwise.
However, the home team got a consolation goal away from home when AZ massacred them in the reverse fixture this season in EL schedule.
Rijeka won’t be ambitious to turn the tables at home, but we can expect a fight from the host. Alkmaar is on a do or die game if they want to stay in the tournament. Their playoff dreams depend on the result of the other fixture too in the group.
We can expect the visitor to come in hot with all guns blazing. That’s why the tip for over 2.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters, as a high-scoring is in progress.
The tip for AZ to win with a -1 handicap will also come in handy to yield decent returns in the encounter.
Rijeka vs AZ Alkmaar Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
AZ to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.80 (4/5).