Soccer betting. Picks and bets on Zenit – AZ Alkmaar match. 2016.09.29
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Match 2 round group stage of the Europa League Zenit – AZ will be held on Thursday September 29 at 22:50 (Moscow time) at the Petrovsky Stadium. The favorite in this game is to Zenit, who in the first round group stage of the Europa League was the party most dramatic match of the tournament draw. Mircea Lucescu played away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and lost in 75 minutes 0-3. However, they are not only able to avoid defeat, but they were able to win – 4: 3. A goal scored in this meeting Kokorin, Mauricio Juliano and Djordjevic. After that Zenit won another two easy victories in the domestic arena, defeating the 4: 1 Ruby in the championship and 5: 0 Tambov Cup. And at the weekend he could not beat Anzhi Makhachkala, although by the 19th minute thanks to a pair of goals Artem Dzyuba led 2-0. This draws its pyatimatchevuyu winning streak was interrupted, but on the other hand, he extended his unbeaten run, which now has 17 fights. 12 of them won the Zenith and five times he played in a draw. The last time a team from St. Petersburg lost at the end of April, when lost to 0: 3 Rostov. And at home Zenit has not lost since March, when he could not deal with Benfica in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, then scored seven wins and three draws played at Petrovsky.
The first and last time in the group stage of the Europa League Zenit played in 2010. Then, in a quartet with Anderlecht, AEK Athens and Hajduk, he scored 18 points out of 18 possible, and the first place went to the playoffs, where he was stopped in the 1/8 final Twente – defeat 0:3 at a party and the victory of 2:0 at home. And for the last time in this tournament Zenit played in season 2014/15, when hit once in the spring part of the third place in the Europa League group. Then Petrograders reached the quarter-finals and lost to eventual winner of the tournament Seville. Zenith has never lost in the Europa League in his field, scoring nine wins and once played a draw. And the draw came in his last match in the tournament in his native walls – with Sevilla he played a 2:2. And I must return to the path of victories this week.
AZ sent to St. Petersburg after a draw with Go Ahead Eagles 2: 2. And as Zenith, he missed a two-goal advantage. And also it includes one double designed footballer – Woot Veghorst. AZ has not lost for nine official matches in a row, having won them six wins and three times played a draw. Including in this segment was his match against Dundalk in the first round group stage, when he sensationally lost points – the club from AZ Alkmaar leading 1-0, the opponent played with ten men, but the meeting ended with the score 1:1.
Last season, AZ could not reach the playoffs of the Europa League, gaining only four points in the quartet with the Athletics, Augsburg and Partizan. And now, after a draw with Dundalk its prospects hazy again. Visiting Zenith Dutch club are unlikely to be able to score points and, most likely, will be defeated by his favorite group.
Predictions for match Zenit – AZ (European League group stage, 2nd round, 29 September): Zenit victory 4:1; It totals more than 2.5 goals.