West Ham United jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the 2023 UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final with AZ Alkmaar, but now they travel to the Netherlands on Thursday for the second leg. Paramount+. AZ Alkmaar came first on the scoreboard with a 41st-minute goal from Tijjani Reijnders, but West Ham countered with a second-half goal from Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio. Both sides have little work to do domestically with West Ham six points clear of relegation in the EPL with an 11-goal difference, while AZ Alkmaar are all but assured of fourth place in the Eredivisie. You can catch all the action when you stream the game live on Paramount+, which you can now try for free for 30 days with the promo code “FIRSTPICK” and watch over 2,400 football games per year.
Kick-off at AFAS Stadium in Alkmaar, Netherlands, is scheduled for 3:00 PM ET. The last AZ Alkmaar vs. West Ham odds from Caesars Sportsbook list West Ham as the +155 favorites (risk $100 to win $155) on the 90-minute moneyline, with Alkmaar the +160 underdogs. A draw costs +215 and the over/under for the total number of goals is 2.5. Thursday’s game will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium subscription, which you can now try for free for 30 days with the special promo code “FIRSTPICK” and watch over 2,400 football games per year.
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How to watch West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar
- Date West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar: Thursday 18 May
- Time West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar: 3 p.m. ET
- West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar live stream: Paramount+ (try 30 days free with code “FIRSTPICK”)
UEFA Europa Conference League picks for AZ Alkmaar vs. Western Ham
Before you tune into Thursday’s game, you should check out SportsLine football expert Jon Eimer’s 2023 UEFA Europa Conference League picks. Eimer is a high volume gambler who has extensive knowledge of leagues and players around the world. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He’s a stunning 82-63-4 on all SportsLine football picks this season, returning more than 25 units for his followers.
For West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar plays Eimer against both teams to score for a payout of -130. These are two sides that are seemingly at their best in the competition, with West Ham a disappointing 15th in the EP,L while AZ are fourth in the Eredivisie.
However, both sides have been scoring consistently for months now, with West Ham finding the back of the net in 14 of their last 16 games in all competitions and AZ scoring in 27 of their 30 games. Expect AZ Alkmaar to be the first to score and to force the matter by leveling the score for their own audience. From there it should be an open game with both sides needing a goal to progress.
“West Ham are capable of scoring goals here but will struggle to defend against a strong Alkmaar side. Expect goals as they try to protect their lead,” Eimer told SportsLine. Stream the game here.
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