West Ham United vs AZ Alkmaar predictions ahead of this Europa Conference League affair on Thursday night. The Irons are the strong favourites to lift this trophy, but can they get a feet in the final with a win over AZ in the first leg of the semi-finals? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.
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West Ham United vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions
West Ham’s Pursuit of Europa Conference League Glory Continues Against AZ Alkmaar
– AZ Alkmaar have won 5 of their last 6 Europa Conference League matches.
– West Ham averages 5.4 corners per game, while AZ Alkmaar averages 4.9 corners per game.
West Ham United’s journey towards Europa Conference League success continues as they prepare to take on AZ Alkmaar in the semi-final first leg at the London Stadium on Thursday night. Following a convincing 5-2 aggregate win against KAA Gent in the previous round, David Moyes’ team looks to make a statement against the Dutch side.
The Hammers’ European Campaign Outshines Domestic Performance
Despite a relatively underwhelming Premier League campaign, West Ham’s performance in the Europa Conference League has been exceptional. They’ve shown signs of improvement domestically, most notably with their recent 1-0 victory over Manchester United. Their secured top-flight status allows them to fully focus on the Europa Conference League.
AZ Alkmaar Aims for a Spot in the Prague Final
AZ Alkmaar, having reached the semi-final stage by defeating Anderlecht in a penalty shootout, poses a challenging threat to West Ham. Last time out, Pascal Jansen’s side managed a 0-0 draw against Eredivisie giants Ajax, proving that they will not be intimidated when facing the Hammers in London.
Betting Predictions and Odds
Our main prediction for this match is Michail Antonio to score, over 4 cards, and each team over 3 corners, with odds of 10/1 offered by William Hill. Michail Antonio has been a key player in the Europa League, with 2 goals and an average of 1.4 shots per game. His attacking prowess is expected to trouble AZ’s defense.
Both West Ham and AZ have been known for their aggressive play, averaging 1.2 and 1.8 cards per game, respectively. In a high-stakes semi-final, over 4 cards are likely to be shown. Additionally, both teams play with an attacking style and do create plenty of goals opportunities, averaging 5.4 and 4.9 corners per game, so each side should exceed 3 corners in what is expected to be an open affair.
Overall, I predict a 3-1 victory for West Ham, as their recent domestic success and unbeaten home record in the Europa Conference League could prove decisive against an AZ side that have struggled in the Dutch top-flight recently.
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