Hacken vs AZ Alkmaar Match Info
Date: Thursday August 1 2019
Kick-off time: 5.30pm BST
Venue: Bravida Arena
Referee: Frank Schneider (France)
Hacken vs AZ Alkmaar Head-To-Head Record
1 previous match
July 25 2019: AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Hacken
Hacken vs AZ Alkmaar Stats
- This is Hacken’s first ever European tie against a Dutch team
- AZ Alkmaar have visited Sweden twice previously in Europe, in 2010 and 2011, and failed to score a goal, losing 1-0 and drawing 0-0
- Hacken have failed to win any of their last four European home matches, drawing two of them 1-1 and losing the other two 2-1
Hacken vs AZ Alkmaar Match Preview
AZ Alkmaar failed to make the most of their home match in this tie, but may have reaped the benefit of it fitness-wise and we are backing them to still go through when they visit Sweden.
The Dutch club are aiming to avoid disappointment in this round of the Europa League for a second consecutive season, having bowed out to Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan at the same stage last term.
But AZ have been regular visitors to the group stage of this competition over the last 15 years and we think they can keep alive their chances of getting that far again, for they now have a competitive outing under their belt against a Hacken side in the midst of their campaign.
Arne Slot’s men were the dominant team last week but just could not put the ball in the net as the match ended goalless, but they should be all the sharper now and have hopefully been working on their finishing in training.
Hacken, meanwhile, suffered disappointment at the weekend when they lost 2-0 away to Swedish title contenders Djurgardens and they have now scored only one goal in their last three games, which may be something of a worry for their manager Andreas Alm.
In fairness, the Wasps are generally pretty solid defensively on their own pitch, but while this is likely to be a low-scoring contest we can see AZ grabbing the goal that matters thanks to their greater quality and with their match fitness levels likely to be higher than last week.
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Hacken vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips
AZ Alkmaar to win @ 31/20 with Coral
Under 2.5 goals @ 7/8 with bet365
Both teams to score? NO @ 11/10 with Paddy Power