AZ Alkmaar vs Legia Warsaw prediction, betting odds and free tips 05/10/2023

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AZ Alkmaar take on Legia Warsaw on Thursday night in the Europa Conference League in need of a win after a shock defeat to HSK Zrinjski Mostar in matchday one. Their opponents, Legia Warsaw, enjoyed a shock win of their won over Aston Villa a fortnight ago which set this match up perfectly. Ahead of the game, we’ve put together some free tips and predictions for those looking to place a bet on the match.

AZ Alkmaar vs Legia Warsaw predictions and picks

AZ Alkmaar to win

AZ Alkmaar will be delighted with how their start to the season has gone so far, with the Dutch side sitting second in the Eredivisie after seven games. Their form has been excellent, winning six games and drawing just once which made their loss to HSK Zrinjski even more surprising. Expect them to put things right in front of their home crowd.


Both of these sides are aggressive and like to play on the front foot which sets us up perfectly. Legia Warsaw showed what they were all about when they played out a 3-2 thriller with Aston Villa two weeks ago and they will be exactly the same here. Alkmaar meanwhile are coming in off the back of a 4-0 win in the Eredivisie so they won’t be in the mood to hold back.

AZ Alkmaar to score first

When they play at home, AZ Alkmaar don’t usually waste any time in getting on top of their opponents. In each of their last seven competitive fixtures, the Dutch side have taken the lead first which just illustrates how good they are in the opening stages of matches. Legia, meanwhile, have conceded the first goal in three of their last six matches which suggests they are slower starters.

AZ Alkmaar vs Legia Warsaw: Preview and team news

AZ Alkmaar

After making it to the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League last season, AZ Alkmaar have a point to prove this season. They slumped out to West Ham in disappointing fashion last May and that performance could be a driving performance behind their quick start to the new season. A win here is vital after their shock opening loss.

Legia Warsaw

Legia Warsaw have a rich history in European competition and came close on several occasions to winning the European Cup back in the early 1970s. Despite that, they haven’t made it out of the group stage of a UEFA competition since 2017 but after defeating Aston Villa on matchday one, they will be confident of ending that streak.

AZ Alkmaar vs Legia Warsaw head-to-head record and form

AZ Alkmaar and Legia Warsaw have never played each other before in a competitive match which makes this an even more fascinating match-up. Who will get bragging rights for this time?

AZ Alkmaar vs Legia Warsaw FAQs

AZ Alkmaar vs Legia Warsaw prediction

  • Where is the match being played? The match will be played at the AFAS stadium.
  • Who are the favourites? AZ Alkmaar are the pre-match favourites at 8/13.
  • What group are these two teams in? AZ Alkmaar and Legia Warsaw are in group E.

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