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Bodø/Glimt vs AZ betting tips: Europa Conference League preview, predictions and odds

Bodø/Glimt vs AZ betting tips: Europa Conference League preview, predictions and odds
Bodoe/Glimt
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AZ Alkmaar
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Solbakken, Ola
90'
Pellegrino, Amahl
Koomson, Gilbert
87'
Espejord, Runar
Boniface, Victor
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77'
Aboukhlal, Zakaria
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Evjen, Hakon
73'
Aboukhlal, Zakaria
60'
Witry, Aslak
Sowah, Kamal
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Pavlidis, Vangelis
Aboukhlal, Zakaria
Wembangomo, Brice
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45'
Witry, Aslak
Pellegrino, Amahl
39'

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Bodø/Glimt have won their last seven European home matches, scoring 19 goals and conceding just two. AZ have won both of their previous ties against Norwegian clubs, beating Start in 1981 and Aalesund 30 years later.

Over 2.5 goals is 7/10.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 20/21.

Bodø/Glimt to win and over 2.5 goals is 10/3.

Ola Solbakken has scored six times in UEFA competition already this season. He is 9/1 to break the deadlock and 11/4 to net anytime.

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Bodø/Glimt vs AZ betting tips: Europa Conference League preview, predictions and odds

ALKMAAR, NETHERLANDS – DECEMBER 15: Jesper Karlsson of AZ during the Dutch TOTO KNVB Cup match between AZ and Heracles at AFAS Stadion on December 15, 2021 in Alkmaar, Netherlands. (Photo by Patrick Goosen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Will Bodø/Glimt’s fairytale European adventure continue?

The Yellow Horde were only promoted back to Norway’s top-flight in 2017 but have since won back-to-back Eliteserien titles, in 2020 and 2021.

Last summer, they qualified for a UEFA group stage for the very first time, beating Valur Reykjavík, Prishtina and Žalgiris Vilnius in qualifiers.

Once there, Kjetil Knutsen won all three home games and drew all three on the road, memorably hammering Roma 6-1 in the Arctic Circle in October.

This set up a first knockout round tie meetings Celtic, in which Bodø/Glimt emphatically won 3-1 in Glasgow.

A week later, Ola Solbakken and Hugo Vetlesen got the goals as they completed a 5-1 aggregate drubbing of the Scottish giants.

Before this season, Bodø/Glimt’s best-ever European run was reaching Cup Winners’ Cup second round in 1978. so they’ve more than eclipsed that.

The win over Celtic was made all the more impressive because their new league season doesn’t start until 3 April.

They were supposed to face Aalesunds FK on Saturday in the Norwegian Cup, but the home side were forced to withdraw.

Thus, Kjetil Knutsen’s side have only played that tw0-legged tie against Celtic since a draw in Luhansk way back on 9 December.

Will they now win an eighth consecutive European home game?

AZ Alkmaar meanwhile are aiming to reach a fifth European quarter-final this century, after 2005, 2007, 2012 and 2014, only actually winning the first of this quartet.

The Cheeseheads began this campaign in the Europa League play-offs where they were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Celtic, losing 2-0 in Glasgow before a 2-1 victory at home.

This saw Pascal Jansen’s side drop into the Europa Conference League where they cruised to top spot in Group D, above Randers, Jablonec and Cluj.

Domestically, AZ have won their last five Eredivisie games so are fourth, which would be enough to guarantee European football next season.

So, they’re certainly in great form but this’ll be a tough challenge.

Can AZ break Bodø/Glimt’s formidable home record?

Bodø/Glimt team news

Bodø/Glimt vs AZ betting tips: Europa Conference League preview, predictions and odds

Bodo/Glimt’s Amahl Pellegrino (no.11 right) celebrates scoring their side’s second goal of the game during the UEFA Europa Conference League Last 16 First Leg match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Thursday February 17, 2022. (Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images)

The hosts do not have any players suspended for this one but centre-back Marius Høibråten is one booking away from suspension.

In terms of transfers, key players Erik Botheim, Patrick Berg and Elias Hoff Melkersen all left the club in January for a combined €10 million.

Brice Wembangomo, Amahl Pellegrino, Anders Konradsen, Gilbert Koomson and Runar Espejord all came in the door on free transfers.

Wembangomo and Pellegrino were exceptional combining down the left at Celtic Park, while Espejord scored just six minutes into his debut.

Ola Solbakken is the other danger man having already netted six times in Europe this season.

AZ team news

Bodø/Glimt vs AZ betting tips: Europa Conference League preview, predictions and odds

VENLO – Owen Wijndal of AZ celebrates the victory during the Dutch Eredivisie match between VVV Venlo and AZ Alkmaar in the Covebo stadium De Koel on February 20, 2021 in Venlo, the Netherlands. ANP ED VAN DE POL (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)

As for AZ, talismanic midfielder Dani de Wit and key centre-back Pantelis Chatzidiakos are walking the yellow card tightrope.

The latter will line-up alongside Bruno Martins Indi who helped Netherlands win bronze at the World Cup eight years ago.

In midfield, Tijjani Reijnders could get the nod the over Peer Koopmeiners as Jordy Clasie’s midfield partner, supporting de Wit.

Vangelis Pavlidis will lead the line, looking to add to his 15 goals this season.

Bodoe/Glimt vs AZ Alkmaar form
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Valerenga IF Oslo vs Bodoe/Glimt - 0:1
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Bodoe/Glimt vs Aalesunds FK - 2:0
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Harstad vs Bodoe/Glimt - 0:5
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Kristiansund BK vs Bodoe/Glimt - 0:2
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Molde FK vs Bodoe/Glimt - 3:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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AZ Alkmaar vs Vitesse Arnhem - 6:1
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Vitesse Arnhem vs AZ Alkmaar - 2:1
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AZ Alkmaar vs SC Heerenveen - 2:0
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SC Heerenveen vs AZ Alkmaar - 3:2
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AZ Alkmaar vs RKC Waalwijk - 1:3
Last 5 games for Bodoe/Glimt
June 29, 2022 NM Cup 2022 Valerenga IF Oslo 0  - 1 Bodoe/Glimt
June 26, 2022 Eliteserien 2022 Bodoe/Glimt 2  - 0 Aalesunds FK
June 22, 2022 NM Cup 2022 Harstad 0  - 5 Bodoe/Glimt
June 18, 2022 Eliteserien 2022 Kristiansund BK 0  - 2 Bodoe/Glimt
May 29, 2022 Eliteserien 2022 Molde FK 3  - 1 Bodoe/Glimt
Last 5 games for AZ Alkmaar
May 29, 2022 Eredivisie 21/22 AZ Alkmaar 6  - 1 Vitesse Arnhem
May 26, 2022 Eredivisie 21/22 Vitesse Arnhem 2  - 1 AZ Alkmaar
May 22, 2022 Eredivisie 21/22 AZ Alkmaar 2  - 0 SC Heerenveen
May 19, 2022 Eredivisie 21/22 SC Heerenveen 3  - 2 AZ Alkmaar
May 15, 2022 Eredivisie 21/22 AZ Alkmaar 1  - 3 RKC Waalwijk
Bodoe/Glimt vs AZ Alkmaar UEFA Europa Conference League 21/22 form
Bodoe/Glimt AZ Alkmaar
20 Matches played 8
11 Matches won 4
79 Goal attempts 30
39 Shots on goal 10
27 Shots off goal 15
47 Corner kicks 21
20% Average ball possession 20%
13 Shots blocked 5
18 Cards given 18
135 Free kicks 20
6 Offsides 14
2 Shots on post 3
21 Goals by foot 10
3 Goals by head 1
37 Goals scored 11
18 Goals conceded 7
Bodoe/Glimt vs AZ Alkmaar statistics for most recent head to head matches
Bodoe/Glimt AZ Alkmaar
2 Matches 2
1 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 1
4 Total Goals 3
2 Average Goals Scored 1.5
1 Wins 0
0 Losses 1
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Bodoe/Glimt and AZ Alkmaar
March 17, 2022 UEFA Europa Conference League 21/22 AZ Alkmaar 2  - 2 Bodoe/Glimt
March 10, 2022 UEFA Europa Conference League 21/22 Bodoe/Glimt 2  - 1 AZ Alkmaar

Eredivisie table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Ajax Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 AZ Alkmaar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Excelsior Rotterdam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 FC Emmen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 FC Groningen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 FC Twente Enschede 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Utrecht 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 FC Volendam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Feyenoord Rotterdam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Fortuna Sittard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Go Ahead Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NEC Nijmegen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 PSV Eindhoven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 RKC Waalwijk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 SC Cambuur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 SC Heerenveen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Sparta Rotterdam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Vitesse Arnhem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

Eliteserien table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Lillestrom SK 12 8 3 1 24 11 13 27
2 Molde FK 11 8 1 2 22 11 11 25
3 Viking FK 13 6 3 4 24 17 7 21
4 Stroemsgodset IF 12 6 2 4 20 20 0 20
5 Bodoe/Glimt 11 5 4 2 22 14 8 19
6 Rosenborg BK 11 4 5 2 19 14 5 17
7 Sarpsborg 08 11 5 1 5 24 15 9 16
8 Aalesunds FK 12 4 4 4 14 17 -3 16
9 Hamarkameratene 11 3 6 2 17 14 3 15
10 Odds BK 12 5 0 7 11 17 -6 15
11 Sandefjord Fotball 10 4 1 5 16 19 -3 13
12 Tromsoe IL 11 2 7 2 15 18 -3 13
13 FK Haugesund 12 3 3 6 20 24 -4 12
14 Valerenga IF Oslo 12 3 2 7 12 22 -10 11
15 FK Jerv 10 2 1 7 5 19 -14 7
16 Kristiansund BK 9 0 1 8 6 19 -13 1
Last updated: 1 min ago

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What time is kick off between Bodoe/Glimt vs AZ Alkmaar?

20:00, Thursday 10 March 2022

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