FC Astana – AZ Alkmaar Prediction & Picks (07.11.2019)

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FC Astana – AZ Alkmaar SOCCER PICKS

Astana and AZ Alkmaar face in Astana Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Astana has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.

Astana :

After 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 4th position, without having conquered any points. In the last match, he lost by (6-0) against AZ Alkmaar, after in the previous match, having lost by (1-2) at home with Partizan. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for the Premier League, he beat Tobol out by (0-1). In their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League, Astana records 3 wins and 1 loss.

In this competition, he lost the last 4 games he played. In 9 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 6 of his 16 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).

Astana did not have much luck in the draw of the Europa League groups and is in one in which there are strong rivals. Realistically, it is hard to believe that he can qualify for the next phase, especially after the first rounds. Once again he will face a very complicated opponent and if he manages to avoid defeat he can celebrate a lot. For this to be a reality, you must show a football of higher than average quality and even have a bit of luck. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.

AZ Alkmaar:

After 1 win and 2 draws, the visiting team is currently in the 2nd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they won by (6-0) at home against Astana, after in the previous match, they had drawn by (0-0) at home with Manchester United. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 33 goals scored and 12 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with FC Twente by (3‑0). In the last 4 games he played as a visitor to the UEFA Europa League, AZ Alkmaar won 2 and drew 2.

For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 away matches. There is a tendency to have goals in his away matches, since 44 of the last 50 matches he has finished with Over 1.5 goals. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 11 away matches for all competitions: they scored 7 of their 18 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 6 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).

AZ Alkmaar is determined to make a good campaign in the competition and that is why he wants a good result again. Of course, it won’t be easy, especially because he will play away from home, but trust the team he has. The minimum you expect for this round is a draw, but as long as the ball rolls, it will give its maximum to win. So, we can expect an intense duel, in which the Dutch will do everything possible to avoid a stumble. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.


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