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Preview: AZ Alkmaar vs. Gil Vicente - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Thursday’s European Conference League match between AZ Alkmaar and Gil Vicente, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

AZ Alkmaar When Gil Vicente The battle for places at UEFA begins european conference league Thursday’s group stage will see them face off in the first leg of a playoff tie in the Netherlands.

The Portuguese side overtook Riga in the previous round and the hosts thrashed after giving Dundee United a slight scare in the second leg of the third round.

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AZ Alkmaar are in contention for their second European Conference League appearance after making it to the knockout stage last season, but lost to Bodo/Glimt in the Round of 16.

Kirskoppen, who finished fifth in last year’s Eredivisie and beat Vitesse in the play-off final, qualified in the second round and beat Tuzla City 5-0 to qualify.

Then, after a shock 1-0 defeat in Scotland against Dundee United, pascal jansenside quickly turned the game around to win 7-0 at home ground Vangelis Pavlidis When Tijani Reinders strike a brace next to the goal from Hakon Evgen, Dani de Witt When Michael Lard.

Behind that ferocious display, AZ returned to Eredivisie action at the weekend, with Pavlidis and DeWitt back on the scoresheet ahead of them, with a 3-2 win at Sparta Rotterdam and two wins from two league games. I mentioned. Milos Kerkes Scored the decisive goal in the 65th minute.

Looking to advance to the group stage for the second time and build on their performance from last season, Jansen’s squad will be up front at home on Thursday and look to take the lead before the trip to Portugal.

Their visitors hope to follow up their impressive season by joining them in the third round and booking a place in the conference league group stage after finishing fifth in Portugal’s top league last time. I will arrive at

Gilista played Riga FC and drew 1-1 away. Juan Manuel BoselliA late equalizer before a dominant victory in the second leg.

quick Ngonda Muzinga An own goal gave them the upper hand, Kevin Villodres immediately doubled the lead Fran Navarro 2 goals to close out a 4-0 victory.

They are hoping to bounce back from their last match, which was a 1-0 loss to Arouca after their opener victory over Pacos de Ferreira. Ivo Vieiraare likely to cause a bit of an upset with a trip to the Netherlands before next week’s home leg.

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Gil Vicente's Fran Navarro celebrates his first goal against Pedrinho on 1 May 2022© Reuters

AZ Alkmaar had little reason to drop out of the side that beat Dundee United in the second leg of the third round, and Jansen opted to field an unchanged starting line-up for the weekend’s match against Sparta Rotterdam.

Vangelis Pavlidis will undoubtedly play a key role in attack. He has so far this season in the Eredivisie and Conference he has made six appearances in his league, scoring five goals and he has scored four assists. Danide He is also a key man in the future and will be active again. Behind the lone striker.

Jordy Clancy Tijani Rijnders played midfield base, Bruno Martins IndyBoasting 36 caps for the Netherlands national team, he captains the team from the heart of the defence.

Gil Vicente boss Vieira has only made one starter change between the weekend’s second leg against Riga and Arouca, and we should see a familiar set-up on Thursday.

Fran Navarro won 4-0 and doubled to retake the lead. Ali Ali Pool He also wants a starting berth after scoring the winner off the bench against Pacos de Ferreira on his debut after moving from Maritimo in the summer.

Elsewhere, Kevin Bilodres and Juan Manuel Boselli will be featured in the wings Vitor Carvalho Keep the midfield anchored, probably behind Kanya Fujimoto When Pedro Tiba.

Candidates for AZ Alkmaar’s starting lineup:
Verfurst; Chatzidiakos, Martins Indi, Beukema, Kerkez. Clasie, Reijnders. Evjen, De Wit, Van Brederode; Pavlidis

Candidates for Jill Vicente’s starting lineup:
Andrew; Veiga, Fernandez, Cunha, Gomez; Chiba, Carvalho, and Fujimoto.Virodres, Navarro, Boselli

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We say: AZ Alkmaar 2-0 Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente was eye-catching in the home leg against Dundee United. They certainly have the potential to challenge the hosts, but Thursday’s trip went too far and failed to pull down the Dutch outfit to give Portugal a healthy lead. .

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