Ajax – Standard Liege, Champions league Prediction
Ajax, just like Dynamo Kyiv, conceded a terrible penalty in the last minutes of the match and were flattened against Standard. The Dutch, however, despite the two away goals and generally the good result, may be very sorry that they didn’t manage to win, because they were the better team and created more chances. At the weekend, they surprised everybody, because they were on the verge of losing against Heracles, which would be huge blow. But this is understandable as all the efforts are focused on the upcoming match with Standard.
Standard Liege have not been in the Champions League since 2009, and have not been participating in the tournament at all since 2014. They also didn’t win their game at the weekend and were not very concentrated against Cercle Bruge, which only proves how important this game is for both teams. Standard Liege have 5 losses, 2 draws and only one win in the history of the tournament as a guest.
Ajax is surely are huge favorites and with all these quality players they have, it’s normal to expect them to their job much more serious now than they did in Belgium. Ajax are now ready to reach the group stage at last, after they couldn’t do this for the last 4 years. Their path to the groups, however, is open, as their potential rival will be one of Dynamo Kyiv and Slavia Prague, which makes them a favorite in both cases. Our prediction for their current game, however, is Ajax to score first half at 1.54. The Dutch are starting very well their matches and the last time they were leading by 0-2 in the 34th minute. Against Sturm Graz they also scored at least 1 goal in the first half in both games. Standard will have to look for a win or a draw with few goals if they want to qualify. Because of the low odds, we have given some alternative choices
Ajax to score in both halves – 2.00
Ajax to win first half – 1.83
Ajax -1.5 AX – 2.10
Veltman and Sinkgraven(D), are out. Dolberg, Cerny and Bande(F) are under serious question and probably won’t play. Eiting(M) is missing, too.
Lestienne(F) and Bokadi(M) won’t be available.