AZ Alkmaar vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview
AZ Alkmaar vs Manchester United
Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Cars Jeans Stadion (Den Haag).
United did have to toil for the three points in the opener, but they did manage it at the end. In front of their home crowd, the team waited till the 77th minute to record the sole goal and the winner, against guests Astana.
This Thursday, they will be on the road hoping to make it back-to-back wins in Europe. But surely, the Dutch hosts will have something to say about it.
AZ’s opener had ended in favor of them when it’s taken into account that the squad had played with a man fewer for more than an hour and that too on the road. The fixture had ended in a draw after either party chipped in with two goals apiece.
Now, they are about to take on the strongest of the group, and if they are able to make an upset, their chances to top the group will skyrocket.
AZ Alkmaar vs Manchester United Head-to-head (h2h)
This is the first match-up between the two sides.
AZ Alkmaar vs Manchester United Prediction
The Red Devils are a major presence in the Premier League, arguably the toughest league in the world. On the other hand, AZ comes from the comparatively weaker Eredivisie.
Moreover, the Devils have begun with a win, and this likely would give them momentum, whereas their opposite number received a red card in their game, and had to settle for a draw as well.
Count on Ole Solskjaer’s men to sweat it out on the pitch for a further three points.
Coming to goals, Arne Slot’s men are no pushovers, and they do have the home advantage. Moreover, the English outfit is yet to find full flow in scoring, and so far, their defense has been stepping up to lead the squad.
Finally, with the hosts having conceded just two goals from the last seven appearances here, the chances for this match to turn into a goal-fest are very slim.