Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Al leyes will be on AFAS Stadion when AZ Alkmaar and Real Sociedad face each other in the Europa League derby. AZ Alkmaar kicked off their Europa League campaign in style, with the team beating Napoli and Rijeka, but they suffered a 1-0 loss to Real Sociedad in San Sebastian. The Dutch outfit aim to retain their spot in top two, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Imanol Alguacil’s troops.
La Real, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Napoli, with the team beating AZ in the Basque Country thanks to Portu’s goal. Imanol Alguacil’s men are enjoying a very successful season, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. The likes of Gorosabel, Illaramendi, Sagnan, Sangalli, and Sola are out of contention with injury for the visitors, while Clasie and Vlaar are injured for the hosts.
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.
Highlighted Team (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask football club from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the La Liga since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts its home games in the Anoeta Stadium which holds a capacity of 32 2000 seats.
Real Sociedad was founded on 17th of September 1909 as Sociedad de Futbol and was originally founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division.
Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed its name to Real Socidedad. Real Sociedad had the most success in the eighties where the club managed to win the title twice.Famous players that played for Real Sociedad are: Arteta, Beguiristain, Xabi Alonso and Griezmann.