Ajax – Valencia, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR AJAX - VALENCIA
Ajax, Chelsea and Valencia do not disappoint till now. They group is so level right now. The champion of the Netherlands is in the best position before the last round and even the point today will surely secure at least the 2nd place and the standings. Ajax, however, are likely to seek victory because it is of great importance in these groups whether you are 1st. In the last round of Eredivisie, it was something that hardly anyone expected – Ajax lost 0-2 to Willem II and at home as it was one of the weakest matches of the team since the beginning of the season.
Valencia have proven themselves to be Euro fighters. They are definitely worthy of this group and have been making progress since last year, when they failed to create big surprises against Juventus and Man United, but have now taken 4 points from Chelsea. In the first game, the bats were very disappointed with this 0-3 loss to Ajax, as they missed dozens of chances. This is important because it is very likely that now Ajax will leave them free to play in the front positions at times.
Expert view : We will bet on BTTS at 1.53. We expect a sure goal from Ajax. They only didn’t score in 2 games this season, but the 2 matches have specific circumstances. At the same time Valencia is the underdog here, but they can also score goals. We can always expect positive surprises from Valencia. Ajax have shown in many of their matches lately that their defense is not as stable as it seems.
Ajax have scored at least a goal in 40 of their last 42 official home games
11 of Valencia’s last 12 games have ended with BTTS
AJAX TEAM NEWS
Doubtful: Onana (16/0 g). Out (injuries/other): Labyad (2/1 m), Neres (12/6 f) and Promes (15/10 f)
VALENCIA TEAM NEWS
Out (injuries/other): Gómez (15/6 f), Cillessen (14/0 g), Kang-In (8/1 m), Cheryshev (8/1 m), Kondogbia (9/0 m), Guedes (6/0 m), Piccini (2/0 d) and Sobrino (5/1 f). Suspended: Garay (13/0 d)