The Eredivisie leaders will aim to take a lead to Spain for the second leg but will be wary of a backlash from Unai Emery's men, who are under pressure after a poor run of results
Marcellis, Moisander, Klavan, Poulsen
Elm, Martens, Maher
Gudmundsson, Altidore, Holman
Barragan, Ruiz, Dealbert, Mathieu
Albelda, T Costa
Feghouli, Jonas, Alba
Striker Roy Beerens (ribs) is the only injury doubt for AZ as they prepare for Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first leg against Valencia at the AFAS Stadion. Coach Gertjan Verbeek will be forced into making a change in defence, though, as Nick Viergever is suspended, following his dismissal against Udinese in the previous round.
Jozy Altidore, who came off the bench to set up Johann Gudmundsson's winner against RKC Waalwijk at the weekend, could be restored to the starting line-up at the expense of Charlison Benschop.
For Valencia Adil Rami is suspended after being sent off in the previous round against PSV, but striker Roberto Soldado returns after a one-match ban. Miguel, Ever Banega and Sergio Canales are all out injured for the Spanish side, who should recall David Albelda and Tino Costa to the starting XI after the duo were rested on the bench for Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Getafe.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- AZ are unbeaten in seven European home games this season, winning five times and drawing twice.
- The Eredivisie leaders have never lost to Spanish opponents at home. Their overall record in seven outings is three wins, three draws and one defeat.
- Jozy Altidore (pictured right) played for Spanish club Villarreal for three years between 2008 and 2011 and in November 2008 became the first American to score in La Liga.
- Valencia have won just three of their 13 La Liga matches played in 2012.
- Los Che are unbeaten against Dutch opposition in 10 outings, recording four wins and six draws.
- Roberto Soldado has netted four times in his last three games for Valencia.