AZ hosts LASK at the AFAS Stadion in Alkmaar in a game from the 1/16-finals of Europa League

AZ hosts LASK at the AFAS Stadion in Alkmaar in a game from the 1/16-finals of Europa League. This is the first tie, so more cautios approach is expected. Let’s preview this game in our Europa League predictions.

 

AZ did pretty well in the group stage of the tournament where the Dutch side finished second in their group, leaving the third Partizan with just one point behind. In their group AZ won twice, made three draws and only lost once – against Manchester United at the Old Trafford. Generally it was a good performance from them.

 

In the Dutch Eredivisie AZ are doing very well as they are currently second in the league standings, only behind the champion and current leader Ajax. If they continue to perform like this, AZ could hope for a return to the Champions League next season.

 

AZ lost their last game in the Eredivisie, though. Few days ago Arne Slot’s boys faced Twente away from home and suffered a 0-2 defeat.

 

LASK are one of the best teams in Austria at the moment. They are currently leading the standings in the Bundesliga, being one point ahead of the champion Salzburg. They lost just one of their last 13 games in the league.

 

In Europa League LASK surprised a lot of people with beating Sporting CP and PSV for the first place in Group D. The Austrians secured it with 13 points and a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

 

In these Europa League predictions we can say that both AZ and LASK have the tools to win this tie. AZ are having one of their best seasons in the recent years, but LASK are also showing a lot of class, being ahead of Salzburg in the Bundesliga. Be careful with this tie, it could be really unpredictable.