Benfica vs Ajax Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Wednesday, Benfica will host Ajax at the Estádio da Luz. Two teams from Group E will face off and try to win all three points on their European journey.
Benfica are placed third in their group with three points from a win and two losses. They’ve lost to Bayern and Ajax and managed to triumph over AEK. One of those losses came in the previous round when they lost to Ajax by the minimal result. The match started out slow and we haven’t seen much action in the first half. This clash was filled with defensive and rough football and as a result, the referee had to show seven yellow cards. When it seemed like the game would end as a stalemate, Ajax changed the momentum and won all three points with a goal from Mazraoui in the second minute of the second half stoppage time.
Ajax hold the first slot in Group E with seven points and a positive goal difference of +4. So far in their group campaign, they have gotten two wins and a draw. In the previous round, they got the better of Benfica and secured an important three points. The Dutch side is coming into this clash in great form. The fact that they are on a four-game unbeaten streak in away matches shows just that. Of those four games, they recorded three wins and a draw. It is worth noting that the draw came against Bayern, one of their biggest competitors for the first slot at the end of the group stage.
The two sides have faced each other on just two occasions. Both of them went to Ajax, interestingly enough, by the minimal result. It will be interesting to see if the Dutch team manages to continue to their unbeaten streak as Benfica have been decent at home in the recent weeks with two wins from the previous three outings there. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big with our prediction and betting tips.
Rui Vitória, Benfica coach says: "We have a good to win the game and that is the focus for the game. The Ajax team also plays almost always with the same players. We have other options."
Benfica don't have lots of missing players for the match against Ajax. Tyronne Ebuehi and Cristian Lema are injured and they will not play on Wednesday night. Filip Krovinovic is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Ajax also don't have many missing players for the match. Joël Veltman and Boureima Bande are injured and they can't help their team in Portugal. Carel Eiting, Daley Sinkgraven, Zakaria El Azzouzi and Azor Matusiwa are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Benfica: Vlachodimos; André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Jardel, Grimaldo; Fejsa, Pizzi, Gedson; Salvio, Rafa, Jonas
Ajax: Onana; Tagliafico, Blind, De Ligt, Mazraoui; De Jong, Schöne, Van de Beek; Tadić, Dolberg, Ziyech
Benfica vs Ajax Prediction
What a great football game to place our bets and win some cash on Wednesday night. Match Benfica vs Ajax will be a perfect betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Currently Benfica are not in top form and they are eager to beat Ajax on Wednesday night. Benfica have lost three competitive matches in a row for the first time after 8 years. On the other side ajax play solid football and they are undefeated in their last 11 matches in the Champions League. They are coming to Portugal to pick up some points and will do their best to do that. They like to play aggressive football in attack and their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Benfica vs Ajax Prediction: Benfica to win. We expect from both sides to score here and our second betting pick for the match is Both teams to score. If you link these two bets then can win a big. Our risky bet goes on correct score 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.