Ajax vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Wednesday, Ajax will host Real Madrid at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The only two teams to ever lift consecutive Champions League trophies will face off and provide the fans with lots of quality football.
Ajax are coming into the knock-out phase after finishing second in Group E behind Bayern. They managed to accumulate twelve points from three wins and three draws. This is the first time that the Dutch club have reached the round of 16 since the season of 2005/06 and they are without a win in the last six UEFA Champions League knockout fixtures (two draws, four losses). Their most recent game against a Spanish opponent came in the Europa League season of 2016/17 when they faced Celta Vigo in the group stage.
Real Madrid ended their Group G campaign at the top of the table with twelve points from four wins and two defeats. This is Real Madrid's 23rd UEFA Champions League campaign – and the 23rd in which they have reached the knockout phase. If they manage to reach the quarter-finals it would be their ninth in a row. Madrid have won five of the six previous visits to the Netherlands with their only defeat being against Ajax in 1995. Out of the previous five away matches in all competitions they have a record of three wins, a draw, and a single loss. Despite the colorful results in domestic matches, the Champions League is the competition that brings the best out of them and this clash should be no different.
When it comes to the previous matches between the two clubs, Real Madrid have been the better one having won the previous five outings. Their most recent match took place in 2012 and the last time that Ajax got a win over the Spanish club was way back in 1995. It is worth noting that in the six most recent games that they've played, Ajax have scored just two goals while conceding twenty.
Ajax don't have lots of missing players for the match against The Madridians. Lisandro Magallán is injured and he will not play for sure. Almost all other players are ready to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Real Madrid also don't have many missing players for the Champions League first leg on Wednesday. Marcos Llorente is injured and he can't play against Ajax. Isco and Jesús Vallejo are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they are highly motivated to make a positive score after away game in Netherlands.
Possible starting lineups
Ajax: Onana; Tagliafico, Blind, Ligt, Mazraoui; Schone, Jong, Beek; Tadic, Dolberg, Ziyech
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilon; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Benzema, Junior
Ajax vs Real Madrid Prediction
What a great football game to place our bet on The Champions League on Wednesday night. Match Ajax vs Real Madrid brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Ajax play very well this season and they are in full of confidence before the match with Real Madrid. Ajax are undefeated in their last 14 matches in the Champions League and they are highly motivated to continue with this streak. Last five games between Ajax and Real Madrid finished with over 2.5 goals and this is another one where we expect lots of scoring chances and goals. On the other side Real Madrid play with some oscillating in form, but must be closer to win this match. Real Madrid have very good records in past meetings and have won their last 6 matches against Ajax in all competitions. They have scored at least 3 goals in their last 5 matches against Ajax in all competitions, so their main objective for the match will be to score from the first minute.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Ajax vs Real Madrid Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both sides to score, but also expect to see more then two goals. Our second betting pick for the match is risky bet on Ajax to win. We believe Ajax can score a goal more in front of their fans, and believe Ajax will win with winning goal scored by Dusan Tadic from the penalty spot. So you can try with huge odd on correct score 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.