Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th December 2019

United to edge close encounter

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Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips – UEFA Europa League, 12th December 20.00pm

Manchester United end their UEFA Europa League group campaign with a game against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Both teams have already advanced through to the Round of 32, but first place in Group L is still up for grabs. United are a point ahead of AZ, so a draw will be enough for the hosts. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will be looking for all three points in this one.

Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Odds*

Manchester United 4/5
Draw 11/4
AZ Alkmaar 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2019 at 16:20 p.m.)
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Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar Live Stats & Betting Odds

Manchester United News and Form – Can the Red Devils make it three wins in a row?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have had a week to remember in the Premier League. After picking up a 2-1 win against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, the Red Devils stunned rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last Sunday, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial scoring in a 2-1 win.

Man Utd got their work done early in the Europa League, reaching the last 32 with two games to spare. United picked up ten points from their opening four Group L fixtures, beating Astana and Partizan Belgrade (twice) and drawing with AZ Alkmaar in The Hague.

 

Team to score first
Man Utd57/100
AZ3/2

Bet at 22Bet

 

Solskjaer has been under real pressure this season, but United have made light work of the Europa League thus far. Having booked their place in the knockout rounds, can the Red Devils now win Group L?

Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar Head to Head

Thursday’s Europa League clash at Old Trafford will be only the second game between the two clubs and the first meeting in England

In the reverse match at the Cars Jeans Stadion back in October, the two evenly matched sides played out a goalless draw

 

Key-Facts – Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar

  • United have won their last two, beating Tottenham and Man City in the Premier League
  • AZ have lost only one of their previous 17 league and cup matches
  • Both clubs are safely through to the Europa League knockout stages

 

AZ Alkmaar News and Form – Will the Dutch side extend unbeaten run?

Arne Slot’s AZ Alkmaar are the only team left in Group L with an unbeaten record, winning two and drawing three. The Eredivisie side will join Manchester United in the last 32 in February, but only three points will do at Old Trafford if Slot’s troops want to win Group L.

AZ kicked off the competition with a 2-2 draw in Belgrade and a 0-0 draw with United at the Cars Jeans Stadion. However, huge back-to-back wins over Astana (6-0 and 5-0) got them up and running. Alkmaar’s place in the next round was confirmed with a 2-2 home draw with Partizan last month.

The Dutch team have been in incredible form of late, winning eight and drawing one of their last nine in all competitions. They are just three points behind Ajax after 16 games in the Eredivisie. AZ Alkmaar will be formidable opponents for Man Utd on Thursday night.

Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar Tips & Odds

Manchester United to win at 4/5
2-1 correct score – Manchester United at 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2019 at 16:35 p.m.)

Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions

Manchester United win: AZ Alkmaar have been very hard to beat this season, with only Vitesse and Heerenveen getting the better of them. Thursday’s game at Old Trafford will be their 12th Europa League tie of the season.

The Man Utd supporters have not had an awful lot to shout about in recent times, but last weekend’s win over Man City at the Etihad was by far the brightest moment of their season. This will be a tough matchup for the Red Devils, but we can see United nicking it. The home win is priced at 4/5.

AZ have only failed to score in four of their 27 league and cup matches thus far. Back them to notch in a 2-1 defeat (15/2) in Manchester on Thursday.


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