Tip Manchester United - AZ Alkmaar
Both of these sides have already qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League. This game will decide who wins the group and avoids drawing one of the eight teams transferred from the Champions League. United lead AZ by a single point so only need to avoid defeat here to finish as winners of Group L. United's form has been up and down throughout the season but they come into this match having recently beaten Tottenham and Manchester City. Just what kind of line-up Ole Gunnar Solksjaer fields for this game remains to be seen. This is a busy time of the year and United played a virtual reserve team when losing 2-1 away at Astana in their last match. It's likely a stronger side will be fielded here as it's a home match. United have only lost two of their last 12 games and at home have gone nine games unbeaten.
AZ have to win this game in order to finish top of the group. They are the only unbeaten team in this group but have drawn three of their five matches. Two away games have seen them score seven goals with a 5-0 win at Astana and 2-2 draw at Partizan. The reverse fixture between these two sides ended in a goalless draw. AZ, who are second in the Dutch league are undefeated in their last nine games and on their travels have won six of the last seven with only one goal conceded. This isnt easy to predict not knowing how strong the line-ups will be and little resting on the result. A double chance bet on AZ could pay dividends.
Key points Manchester United - AZ Alkmaar
AZ are the only unbeaten side in the group.
The reverse fixture ended 0-0.
AZ have won six of their last seven away games conceding just one goal.
Conclusion Manchester United - AZ Alkmaar
Both sides are in good form but will play weakened line-ups in this game. AZ are the only unbeaten side in the group and have been playing well defensively of late. A double chance bet on them to win or draw this game is the suggested bet.
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Manchester United AZ Alkmaar Prediction published on December 10, 2019