Az Alkmaar (@1.85) vs Antwerp (@4.2)
20-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Az Alkmaar will win

Az Alkmaar – Antwerp Match Prediction | 20-08-2019

The Dutch defender moved to England on 27 July, signing a three-year deal with Aston Villa. Vlaar made his Feyenoord debut on 15 January, 2006 against Vitesse and he was playing for de Trots van Zuid until July, 2012. Ron Vlaar participated in the 2014/2015 FA Cup final, but Aston Villa were beaten by Arsenal in the title game. He made 27 league appearances for the Villans in the 2012/2013 Premier League campaign and he was named captain on 15 September, 2012.

AZ Alkmaar havent conceded a single goal in any of their competitive matches this season and Belgian side Antwerp are faced with the task of breaching their Dutch hosts defence in the 1st leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips. AZ Alkmaar vs Antwerp predictions for Thursdays Europa League qualifier.

Mariupol vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction

The Eredivisie club have been in a scintillating form at the start of the season and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Antwerp. The Belgian club were more than fortunate to book their place in the Europa League play-offs as they defeated Viktoria Plzen after extra-time. Buoyed by a splendid 4-0 win over Mariupol, AZ Alkmaar will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Antwerp at their Cars Jeans Stadion.

18 years later AZ clinched their second Eredivisie trophy, with the team finishing the 2008/2009 campaign with 80 points, 11 clear of second-placed Twente. In 1981 the club made it to the UEFA Cup final, but English side Ipswich Town proved to be a big catch for the Dutch team. The Cheeseheads were founded on 10 May, 1967 and they won their first trophy in 1981, finishing the season 12 points clear of Dutch giants Ajax.

The Belgian club were more than fortunate to book their place in the Europa League play-offs as they defeated Viktoria Plzen after extra-time. The Eredivisie club have been in a scintillating form at the start of the season and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Antwerp. Buoyed by a splendid 4-0 win over Mariupol, AZ Alkmaar will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Antwerp at their Cars Jeans Stadion.

Antwerp Stats

The squad are no easy side to brush past, even in their outings, and they proved their point in their last clash away from home where they scored three past the keeper while maintaining a clean sheet. AZ Alkmaar came in fourth in the Eredivisie last time out and found the back of the net twenty-nine times from their seventeen trips on the road.

The visitors even lost a game at the Jupiler league lately inducing more worries in the dugout. The team has won four games in their last six overall encounters. The visitors had their prior bout in the Qualifiers against Plzen which ended in a draw. They were pushed forward to the next round on the basis of more away goals than the other side.

The hosts are unbeaten in their last six matches after picking up draws away at Mariupol and home to Groningen, and winning at home to Mariupol and Fortuna Sittard and away at RKC and Hacken. All of the stats and the quality of each teams playing personnel point towards a win and another clean sheet for AZ Alkmaar in Thursdays 1st leg.

AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar vs Antwerp predictions for Thursdays Europa League qualifier. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips. AZ Alkmaar havent conceded a single goal in any of their competitive matches this season and Belgian side Antwerp are faced with the task of breaching their Dutch hosts defence in the 1st leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday.

The team has encountered four matches in the Qualifiers and won two of them. After thoroughly experimenting in the Prelims to the season, the hosts Gaffer was able to find the winning path somewhat closer. An interesting fact is that they draw one leg of the game and win the next one so far in the tournament. The host pertained four wins and three draws in the start of this season after the Club Friendlies.

Taking the aforementioned into consideration, it is certainly safe to expect AZ Alkmaar to clinch an easy win in their maiden clash on Thursday. Given that the visitors picked up a much deserved clean sheet in their last outing, we can certainly expect a low scoring clash with the hosts unlikely to get their names on the scoresheet by the end of the ninety minutes.

AZ Alkmaar vs Royal Antwerp Head-to-head (h2h)

In 7 (63.64%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (45.45%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. Teams AZ Alkmaar Antwerp played so far 0 matches.AZ Alkmaar in actual season average scored 1.56 goals per match. In 6 (100.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games. Antwerp average scored 1.56 goals per match in season 2019. In 5 (83.33%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.