AZ Alkmaar can seal the top spot in their Europa Conference League group when they face Jablonec on Thursday. The kick-off is at 20.00.

AZ Alkmaar have won three and drawn one of their four games in the group so far and they will seal the top spot in the group with at least a point in the Czech Republic on Thursday.

Opponents Jablonec currently sit second in the group and they can still overtake AZ into top spot if they win their next two games.

AZ goes into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to NEC Nijmegen at the weekend which leaves them sitting 12th in the Eredivisie.

Jablonec have only won one of their last eleven games in all competitions and they were battered 5-0 by Slavia Prague at the weekend.

The reverse fixture in Alkmaar finished 1-0 to AZ.

Team News

AZ Alkmaar boss Pascal Jansen has left Timo Letschert out of the squad but he has no new injury concerns after the weekend’s draw with NEC.

Possible AZ Alkmaar line-up: Vindahl, Sugawara, Wijndal, Martins Indi, Hatzidiakos, Midtsjo, Clasie, De Wit, Karlsson, Gudmundsson, Pavlidis

Jablonec have no injuries or suspensions heading into the game.

Possible Jablonec line-up: Hanus; Holik, Stepanek, Surzyn, Krob; Plestil, Povazanec, Houska, Pilar; Dolezal, Cvancara

Odds

Jablonec 10/3 Draw 3/1 AZ Alkmaar 3/4

Big chance for AZ Alkmaar to seal top spot

AZ Alkmaar is not in great form in the Eredivisie so far this season but they have had a strong campaign in the Europa Conference League.

They are almost certain to be in the knockout rounds but they can seal the top spot on Thursday with a victory against a Jablonec side that is struggling and low of confidence.

Jansen will relish the chance to seal the top spot with one game left as it will give him a chance to give some players rest with AZ’s squad not the biggest.

The reverse fixture in Alkmaar was a tight affair though and it could be another even tie in the Czech Republic.




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