West Ham United jumped out to a 2-1 lead in their 2023 UEFA Europa Conference League semifinal with AZ Alkmaar, but now they'll travel to the Netherland for the second leg on Thursday on Paramount+. AZ Alkmaar got on the scoreboard first with a 41st-minute goal from Tijjani Reijnders, but West Ham countered with 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 cushion in differential, while AZ Alkmaar are all but assured fourth in the Eredivisie. You can catch all the action when you stream the match live on Paramount+, which you can now try free for 30 days with the promo code "FIRSTPICK" and watch over 2,400 soccer matches per year.
Kickoff from AFAS Stadion in Alkmaar, Netherlands, is set for 3:00 p.m. ET. The latest 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 money line, with Alkmaar the +160 underdogs. A draw is priced at +215 and the over/under for total goals is 2.5. Thursday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan, which you can now try free for 30 days with the special promo code "FIRSTPICK" and watch over 2,400 soccer matches per year.
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How to watch West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar
- West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar date: Thursday, May 18
- West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar time: 3 p.m. ET
- West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar live stream: Paramount+ (try free for 30 days with code "FIRSTPICK")
UEFA Europa Conference League picks for AZ Alkmaar vs. West Ham
Before you tune in to Thursday's match, you need to see the 2023 UEFA Europa Conference League picks from SportsLine soccer expert Jon Eimer. Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is a stunning 82-63-4 on all soccer picks for SportsLine this season, returning more than 25 units for his followers.
For West Ham vs. AZ Alkmaar, Eimer is playing both teams to score for a -130 payout. These are two squads that have seemingly been at their best in this competition, with West Ham sitting a disappointing 15th in the EP,L while AZ is 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 matches across all competitions and AZ scoring in 27 of 30 matches. Expect AZ Alkmaar to look to score first and force the issue by tying the score up in front of their home crowd. From there, it should be an open game with both sides needing a goal to advance.
"West Ham is capable of scoring goals here but will struggle to defend against a strong Alkmaar side. Expect goals while they try to protect their goal lead," Eimer told SportsLine. Stream the game here.
How to watch, live stream UEFA Europa Conference League on Paramount+
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