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Thursday’s Conference League schedule features Zrinjski Mostar up against AZ.
View all Zrinjski Mostar v AZ tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (plus the best game odds).
Zrinjski Mostar will play in this fixture after a 1-1 Europa League Qualifiers draw versus LASK Linz.
In that game, Zrinjski Mostar managed 48% possession and 6 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Zrinjski Mostar was Nemanja Bilbija (38'). On the other side, LASK Linz had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Branko Jovičić (52') was the scorer for LASK Linz.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Zrinjski Mostar have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Zrinjski Mostar have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals on the way.
AZ will go into this clash following a 2-0 Eredivisie win in the defeat of Sparta Rotterdam in their previous match.
Pascal Jansen's AZ have found the back of the net a total of 11 times throughout their latest sextet of matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes equals 5.
Team News: Zrinjski Mostar
The Zrinjski Mostar manager Krunoslav Rendulić has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a completely healthy group available to select from.
It seems likely that Plemići may well use the 4-3-3 system and select Marko Maric, Josip Corluka, Stipe Radic, Slobodan Jakovljevic, Kerim Memija, Antonio Ivancic, Andrija Balic, Dario Canadjija, Mario Cuze, Nemanja Bilbija and Mario Ticinovic.
Team News: AZ
There’s a good chance that AZ could decide to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup by sending out Mathew Ryan, Yukinari Sugawara, Riechedly Bazoer, Alexandre Penetra, David Moeller Wolfe, Jordy Clasie, Dani de Wit, Sven Mijnans, Mayckel Lahdo, Evangelos Pavlidis and Myron van Brederode.
We’re inclined to think that Zrinjski Mostar certainly have the ability to breach the defence of this AZ lineup, but one goal possibly won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re therefore tipping a 1-2 victory for AZ when the referee blows the final whistle. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion pod Bijelim Brijegom (9,000)
Captain: Nemanja Bilbija
Chairman: Denis Lasić
Manager: Krunoslav Rendulić
Competitions: Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs), Conference League (Group E)