Manchester United and AZ Alkmaar will face off Thursday for the Europa League game held at Old Trafford. United will need to avoid defeat against AZ to stay in the top spot in Group L. United have scored six times in five of their five against Group L. United’s only lead single point in AZ, before meeting AZ made it possible for United to win Tottenham and Manchester City. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer made his line up and expected to see it again against AZ, United losing to Astana in their last match with a 2-1 away score. United’s strength will now be seen in their home match. United have only lost twice in their last 12 games and unbeaten in 9 home games.
Just like United AZ needs to get the win to be top of the group. They lost no time in their group but took three draws in five matches. In their two away games they scored seven goals and had a 5-0 win over Astana and a 2-2 draw against Partizan. AZ are second in the Dutch League and undefeated in their last nine games as a visitor they have won six of seven matches.
This fight is hard to predict, but AZ is the only eight-time winner in their group and has a better defense than United, who has shown some resilience when it comes to home games. My prediction is that Manchester United will win against AZ Alkmaar.