AZ Alkmaar vs Partizan by Dajkula

AZ-Alkmaar
VS
Partizan
AZ welcomes Partizan in the fifth round of Europa League, group L. Partizan is third with 6 points while AZ is fourth with 3 points. This is a match AZ has to win as anything else will leave them without a chance for second place. The group has been tight and unpredictable but Bilbao has taken the most of this group so far. Partizan has taken 6 points from the first two matches against Augsburg away and AZ az home but has hit a wall against Bilbao. Their form is decling and the in the domestic league as well. Maybe the biggest surprise so far was the Partizan win over Augsburg 1:3. I didn`t watch the game but if the stats mean anything Partizan was heavily dominated with 26:6 in shots and 14:4 shots on goal. I would say Partizan was very lucky then.

 

AZ has a very unbalanced season so far. They don`t do well in Europe and stand 9`th in the league. There may be signs of improving though as AZ has won the last two matches against Vitesse away and Heerenveen at home. They lost to Augsburg 0:1 at home but won over Bilbao 2:1. Even though AZ is a very poor traveling team in Europe they do pretty well at home. Besides the loss to Augsburg the only recent home loss came agains Benfica 0:1. Augsburg has in fact 6-2-2 from their last 10 home Europa league matches. The hosts don`t concede much in Europe and the last 11 home matches ended under 3 goals scored.

 

Partizan on the other hand doesn`t know much success on their travels in Europe as they lost 8 of their last 11 matches.

 

Both teams will have important missing today. AZ is without:" Vaarnold(att.1-0), Lewis(def.1-0), Wuytens(def.0-0), Van der Linden(def.11-0), Haps(def.11-0), El Hamdaoui(att.3-1)."

 

Partizan is without:" Ostojić(def.7-1), Stevanović(def.1-0), Trujić(mid.8-2), Fabricio(def.11-0)."

 

This may point to goals but I will rather stick with the team that has played well lately and is traditionaly strong at home.

 

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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
AZ Alkmaar Bet365 1.95 8 1-2 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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