Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
AZ Alkmaar and Bodo face each other at AFAS Stadion in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Thursday’s program. AZ aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Twente, and they have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at the Norwegian champions. Morocco international Zakaria Aboukhlal, who scored as a substitute in the first leg, is pushing for a rare start, while Jelle Duin remains in the treatment room.
Bodo, on the other hand, continue to impress in the Europa Conference League, with the team eliminating Celtic in the previous round, while beating AZ 2-1 in the first leg. However, the Norwegians are not regarded as good travelers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Midfielder Sondre Sorli should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jordy Clasie):
Jordy Clasie is a product of the Feyenoord youth academy who plays for AZ Alkmaar as a midfielder. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as both central midfielder and centre-back as well.
Clasie played for the likes of Feyenoord, Excelsior (loan), Southampton, and Club Brugge (loan) before returning to Rotterdam. After ending his second spell with Feyenoord, the Dutch footballer joined AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2019. He made his AZ debut in the Eredivisie on August 4, 2019 in a 4-0 win over Fortuna Sittard.
Jordie Clasie has 12 caps with the Netherlands U21 team, and he made his senior debut in a 1-1 draw with Italy on February 6, 2013. Thanks to his elegant style of play, Clasie has earned the nickname of “Dutch Xavi”. The AZ Alkmaar midfielder was born in Haarlem, Netherlands on June 27, 1991.