Aston Villa vs AZ Alkmaar Europa Conference League predictions: tips, odds and team news
Aston Villa host AZ Alkmaar in the Europa Conference League on Thursday at 8pm (UK time).
Aston Villa vs AZ Alkmaar odds
*Odds correct as of 14:20 on November 05
Aston Villa made it back-to-back wins in the Europa Conference League with a 4-1 win over this weeks opponents AZ last time out in the competition as Unai Emery’s quest for another European trophy continues. His side were 2-0 ahead after just 13 minutes thanks to goals from Leon Bailey and Youri Tielemans and scored twice in five second half minutes to put the game way beyond the Dutch side.
AZ were unbeaten in their previous eight home matches across all competitions before that game, with that defeat meaning they have it all to do if they want to make it to the knockout rounds. The Dutch side have picked up just three points from their opening three matches, a sole 1-0 victory over Legia after losing 4-3 on matchday one to newcomers Zrinjski Mostar.
Aston Villa vs AZ Alkmaar: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||1/1 with BetGoodwin|
|Correct Score||Aston Villa 3-1 AZ||10/1 with Ladbrokes|
|First Goalscorer||Ollie Watkins||7/2 with Bet365|
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The stats behind our Aston Villa vs AZ Alkmaar predictions:
- Aston Villa have won seven of their eight home games this season
- Ollie Watkins has scored four goals in five starts at Villa Park this term.
- AZ lost their only other away game in the competition this season.
- Villa have scored 3+ goals in three of their last four home games.
- Aston Villa have kept just one clean sheet in their last six at home.
Aston Villa have a phenomenal home record, winning each of their last 11 league games at Villa Park and winning seven of their eight home games across all competitions so far this season. However, they’ve kept one clean sheet in their last six at home.
Aston Villa to win > Over 3.5 Goals > BTTS
As already mentioned, Villa are a different side at home, winning seven of their eight matches across all competitions at Villa Park in 2023/24, but have kept just one clean sheet in their last six at home. The Villians have been lethal at the other end however, scoring 14 goals in their last four matches on home soil, including inflicting Brighton’s heaviest ever defeat in the Premier League (6-1).
Aston Villa team news
|–||Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Alex Moreno, Jacob Ramsey||Jhon Durán|
Aston Villa, meanwhile, will remain without long-term absentees Emi Buendia and Tyrone Mings, while Alex Moreno and Jacob Ramsey are also missing for home side. Jhon Durán is a doubt with a toe injury.
AZ Alkmaar team news
|–||Mayckel Lahdo, Mees de Wit||–|
Mayckel Lahdo is suspended after his red card against Legia, while Mees de Wit is Pascal Jansen’s only injury concern.
Aston Villa vs AZ Alkmaar head-to-head record
- 26 Oct 2023 – AZ Alkmaar 1-4 Aston Villa – Europa League
The reverse fixture was the first ever meeting between the two sides in a European competition.
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