Ajax – Juventus Betting Tip (10.04.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Champions League game between Ajax and Juventus. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Ajax vs Juventus | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The club who bought all the neutral fans with their talent and heart in this edition of the Champions League is no doubt Ajax. After having a nice run in the group stage and an elimination of the pale Real Madrid, they now face one of the biggest contenders for winning the trophy, Juventus. Even before the start, the Italian side was one of the few teams who was expected to reach the final stages of the competition. For now, everything is going according to the plan. The only problem for this encounter might be Cristiano Ronaldo’s condition, as the Portuguese superstar might skip this match.
Match Preview Ajax vs Juventus
Ajax played one of the best games in their recent history when they eliminated Real Madrid. After losing at home 1-2, they humiliated the most successful football club in Europe, hammering them 1-4 at Santiago Bernabeu. On the other side, Juve made a miraculous return after being defeated 2-0 in Madrid against Atletico. Ronaldo once again proved to be a nightmare for Diego Simeone, scoring all three goals in Turin and pushing his team forward.
The Lancers are very high on morale, especially after beating PSV in Eredivisie and decreasing the gap between them and the biggest rivals in the standings. We are not going to waste too much time explaining their offensive potential. Tadic, Neres, Ziyech and the rest of the squad is simply unstoppable, and these guys scored 14 goals in the previous four games at Amsterdam Arena. Meanwhile, their defense is not that great, but still does the job. Nine of the last 10 contest this team played ended with more than 2.5 goals, while seven saw four or more scores. But that is Ajax’s style of play and something which is expected from them. All but one CL game at Amsterdam Arena went above 2.5 goals also.
While Ajax plays efficient and nice football, which all want to see, Juventus’ focus is on the result not goals or beauty of the game. The Italians are probably the best defensive team of all the remaining ones and have the biggest experience. Ronaldo’s arrival only made them more lethal and flamboyant upfront, and that is why Juventus looks terrifying. Most of the teams would give up after being two goals down against Atletico Madrid, a team who has one of the best defenses ever. But not the Old Lady, who routinely came back and made one of the biggest sensations in the last few years. Regarding goals, a moderate efficiency was seen in seven of their 10 most recent encounters, while on the other hand, four of five latest road trips ended with two or fewer goals.
Ajax vs Juventus | Latest Team News
Noussair Mazraoui will skip this match because of a red card he received against Real Madrid. All other players are fine and ready for the upcoming spectacle. Ronaldo picked up a hamstring injury against Serbia in EURO qualifications, and he is still questionable for this match. Andrea Barzagli is also, while Matia Perin and Martin Caceres both picked up injuries this weekend and won’t be in the protocol.
Head to Head Ajax vs Juventus
These two sides often met in Europe. In 12 games Juve has six wins, four games ended with a draw, and Ajax has two triumphs. Back in 1996, they met in the finals of the Champions League, and Old Lady won that one after the penalties.
Ajax vs Juventus | Odds and Predictions
Juve is the favorite here, and odds on their win are at 2.10. Ajax to win is at 3.50, while a draw is 3.30.
Expert Betting Tip
It might be shocking to you, but we do expect for the Dutch side to win with a minimal result. Juventus has many problems with injuries, especially in the back line. Also, we don’t expect to see Ronaldo in Amsterdam. Why risking his health when you have a rematch in Italy where he can be 100% fit. The absence of a few solid defensive players and the best player in the world has to have some impact, especially when you play against an excellent team like Ajax is. As for efficiency, have no doubts, under 2.5 goals. That is the safest bet of the day. Ajax – Juventus 1:0