AZ Alkmaar vs Mariupol Match Info
Match date: 15th August 2019
Kick-Off: 7:30 pm
Stadium: Cars Jeans Stadion, Den Haag
AZ Alkmaar vs Mariupol Head to Head Record
8 Aug 2019 Mariupol 0 – 0 AZ Alkmaar
Matches played: 1
AZ Alkmaar wins: 0
Mariupol wins: 0
AZ Alkmaar vs Mariupol Stats
- AZ have a four-match unbeaten streak in early August
- Mariupol held on to a 1-1 draw at Karpaty to extend a three-game unbeaten streak of their own
- Cheeseheads were dominant in Odesa but failed to really capitalize
AZ Alkmaar vs Mariupol Match Preview
Despite failing to capitalize on a dominant display in Odesa and seeing a goalless draw in the first leg, AZ Alkmaar host Mariupol for the second leg of their Europa League Qualifiers clash as heavy favourites to beat the Ukrainian rivals and make their way to the Play-offs.
Cheeseheads beat RKC Waalwijk (0-2) with a brace from Oussama Idrissi, extending a four-match unbeaten streak where they also beat Hacken (0-3) and Fortuna Sittard (4-0). They’ve rediscovered their fine form in the final third and will hope they can keep it up at Cars Jeans Stadion.
Mariupol, on the other hand, come into the match with a 1-1 draw at Karpaty where they failed to make the best of an extra man in the last 20 or so minutes. They have struggled to keep it together at the back when away from home and doing better on the day will be a crucial task for Oleksandr Babych and his men.
The Orange and Blues have been scoring goals and a draw with goals would be enough to make their way past the Dutch rivals. However, causing such an upset will be no easy task in Den Haag, especially with display we’ve seen in the first leg. They will obviously need more but we don’t feel Mariupol have what it takes.
We will thus back AZ Alkmaar to secure their ticket to the Play-offs with confidence, going for a Home win to Nil at 7/10 with Coral – which sure seems like the best approach to the fixture on Thursday evening.
Indeed, Cheeseheads have kept clean sheets in all of their last four outings and they’ll be very motivated to build on such records. However, we don’t feel we’re in for a very one-sided contest either and this has us going for Under 2.5 Goals FT too, which comes at 13/10 with bet365.
AZ Alkmaar vs Mariupol Betting Tips
AZ Alkmaar to win to Nil @ 7/10 with Coral
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 13/10 with bet365
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