Thursday at 10:05 p.m., Shakhtar Karagandy will play a decisive match in terms of Europa League qualification in the spring, with Alkmaar. This API is part of the fourth stage of the group L and will be held at AFAS Stadion.
Alkmaar occupy 2nd place in the group and if he wins this match will qualify in sixteenth. Eredivisie leader is in a pretty good form, winning four wins and a draw in last 5 games. The first of these matches was played on October 20, when the first time Dick Advocaat coached the Dutch band. In the Europa League, farmers ,, ” But do not go too well at home, failing to win any match in the last three such games. We believe that Dick Advocaat’s first defeat as coach at Alkmaar will not come any match with Shakhtar Karagandy in. In fact, the Dutch ranks 48 in the UEFA rankings, while the Cossacks are 246. Donny Gorter will not play in this game, Dutch defender suffered an injury that takes more than a month. No Marcellis is not 100% fit for the game, quarterback hosts having problems with his knee.
Shakhtar Karagandy we can say that the group hit on a mild and, what showed in the Champions League play-offul, we expect more from her. It was not to be so, the team coached by Viktor Kumykov occupying third place with two points, three behind Thursday’s direct opponent. In the final stage ,, miners’ were defeated by Astana, at home by a score of 1-4. Two weeks ago, the Cossacks have won only a draw 1-1 against Alkmaar. Then, the Dutch were the ones who controlled the game, with a clear 67% .. One thing that’s interesting is Shakhtar Karagandy opened the scoring in all three matches of the Europa League, but did not have the necessary experience enough to hold the result. Now it’s hard to believe that the band of Kazakhstan will issue any claim in this match, considering the fact that he traveled almost 5000 km in the Netherlands.
Alkmaar has met once a band of Kazakhstan in 2009-2010. Then ,, farmers’ were defeated at home 2-0 on Aktobe in the Europa League play-offul. Centralia this match will be Swede Martin Hansson, who gave only 7 warnings in the last 4 matches.