Dundalk vs AZ Alkmaar – Europa League Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Every year, there is a surprise team which leaves a very good impression in European Cups. This year, the main contender for the title is Dundalk, the first Irish team to ever win a game in a European Cup group stage.
They currently sit second in group D, with 4 points, and a win against Alkmaar could bring them close to history. Is it really that hard to believe?
Dundalk vs AZ Alkmaar – 24/11/2016
Betting Odds At Online Football Betting Sites
FT Result: Dundalk 3.40 or 12/5 Draw 3.60 or 13/5 Alkmaar 2.20 or 6/5
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.00 or 1/1 Under 1.80 or 4/5
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.80 or 4/5 No 1.95 or 19/20
Their last game against Alkmaar finished in a 1-1 draw, and now they also have home ground advantage. They haven’t made a fool of themselves against Maccabi Tel Aviv or Zenit, and have only lost 3 games at home this season.
They’ve managed some impressive wins as well against oppositions like Maccabi or BATE Borisov, and will now be looking to continue their good run with a win over Alkmaar, which can bring them closer to the knockout rounds.
As always, they will rely on strong, disciplined and quick football to try to surprise their opponents.
Meanwhile, even though the Dutch team is currently last, they are just 2 points behind second place. A win over Dundalk coupled with a Zenit win over Maccabi could bring them to second place, and they would just need a draw in the last game to qualify.
The team has been anything but consistent so far, both in Europe and in their domestic league, but they clearly have the better and more experienced side.
Dundalk vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips
We do think that Alkmaar won’t give up on their hopes to qualify so easily, and won’t lose the game in Ireland. Thus, X2 is a good idea, as well as an “Alkmaar to score” bet.
We’re not sure about many things in this game, but the above are the most intriguing ones. If you want a high-odd bet, a solo away win is definitely on the cards.
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.80 or 4/5
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Golas @ 2.25 or 5/4