Real Madrid vs Ajax Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Tuesday, Real Madrid will host Ajax at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. After a hectic and controversial first round, this game will be an open one and either side could make it further into the competition.
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. Their record in two-legged contests with Dutch clubs stands at six wins and three losses. Madrid have lost just six of their last forty matches in Europe, both home and away while winning twenty-seven.
Ajax came to 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. The Eredivisie club are without a win in their previous seven Champions League knockout phase matches. The last time that they got a win was in the season of 1996/97 when they got the better over Atletico Madrid by the score of 3-2. Ajax's record in two-legged knockout ties against Spanish opposition stands at seven wins and two losses.
When it comes to the previous matches between the two clubs, Real Madrid have been the better one having won the previous six clashes. In the first game of the tie, Real Madrid won by the result of 1-2. Ajax were dominant in the opening half and had a disallowed goal with the assistance of VAR. In the second, Benzema opened the goal-scoring sheet and fifteen minutes later, Zieyech equalized for Ajax. In the eighty-seventh minute of the match, Asensio scored for Real in order to secure a win.
Santiago Solari, Real Madrid coach: "The team really want to win and I like this. We're going out to win, as we always do."
Erik ten Hag, Ajax coach: "Our players are ambitious. We are going into the match to score goals. This Ajax side takes the initiative in every match."
Real Madrid don't have big injury concerns before this game. Sergio Ramos is suspended and he will not play against Ajax. Marcos Llorente is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Ajax also don't have lots of missing players for Tuesday night at Santiago Bernabeu. Lisandro Magallán and Carel Eiting are injured and they will not play in Madrid. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Real Madrid: Courtois; Reguilon, Varane, Nacho, Carvajal; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Junior, Benzema, Asensio
Ajax: Onana; Mazraoui, Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; Beek, Jong, Schone; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres
Real Madrid vs Ajax Prediction
Another one very good football game to increase our betting payouts in the Champions League on Tuesday. Match Real Madrid vs Ajax will be an interesting one and for sure a true ticket booster game. Real Madrid have won their last 7 matches against Ajax in all competitions and they must be absolute favourites to win another one. Ajax need to overturn a 2-1 deficit and it will not be an easy job to do in Madrid. Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 13 of their last 16 matches and we will enjoy in dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances. Ajax were unbeaten in Europe in 2018/19 and they are in full of confidence before second leg game.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Real Madrid vs Ajax Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from Ajax to score first, and also don't expect to see a winner. So our second betting pick for the match is Draw. If you want to take a risk then can try with bet on correct score 2-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.