Ajax Amsterdam is trying to redo the course of the previous season in the Champions League, and the first step is to do it Wednesday night against the Cypriots from APOEL Nicosia. The two teams have drawn in the tour game, but surely the pitchers will approach the game more aggressively on Johan Cruijff Arena.
During the weekend he had a break, the Eredivisie stage being rescheduled, so Erik ten Haag had enough time to prepare for this decisive match. She is unbeaten in the 7 official matches of the season, 4 wins and 3 draws being the results obtained.On home soil this year he suffered only two failures in official matches, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur being the teams that triumphed at Johan Cruijff Arena. Mazraoui is suspended as a result of the elimination suffered in the tourney. Donny van de Beek has medical problems and will not evolve, notes football-oranje.com. In this situation Hakim Ziyechva evolved in that position. Quincy Promes is restored and can play.
It is a tenacious team, very well organized especially defensively, but with accurate routes in attack, which makes it a dangerous opponent. He has already played 5 official matches, 3 wins, one draw and one failure.He is excellent at traveling where he has lost only one match this year. A handicap could be the fact that the domestic competition has not yet started. Alef, Efrem, Vouros and Gentsoglou.
Three times the two teams have faced each other so far, with Ajax only succeeding, the other two ended in a draw.
⚽ Probable teams
- Ajax Amsterdam: Onana – Dest, Tagliafico, Martinez, Veltman – Marin, Blind, Ziyech – Neres, Tadic, Huntelaar.
- APOEL Nicosia: Belec – Mihajlovic, Graca, Merkis – Ioannou, Gentsoglou, De Souza, Al Tamari, Bezjak – Matic, Pavlovic.
⚽ What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
- Ajax Amsterdam
- Last result: 0-0 vs APOEL
- Shape: D W W W D
Ajax hopes to repeat the performance of last season, when he started in the second round of the UEFA Champions League and was close to playing the final. However, the spearmen no longer show the shape they were crossing then. They eliminated it with emotions on PAOK Thessaloniki, with 5-4 overall, and have a hard life with APOEL. Last Tuesday they were seriously hurt in Cyprus and left with only a white draw. Although they had 64% possession and 5 shots on goal, Erik ten Hag’s players were not convinced. In the attack they had big problems, and in the last 10 minutes they were inferior – Mazraoui was eliminated for the accumulation of yellow cards.It was always a show on the Amsterdam Arena. In the last five games played at home by spearmen, in the star competition, the GG has come out every time. The Dutch champion seemed to be doing better on the move than at home clashes at UCL. With PAOK he ended a series of four games without victory on his own. But the opponents were of the highest level: Bayern, Real, Juventus and Tottenham.
- Last result: 0-0 vs Ajax
- Shape: D W L W W
APOEL is unstoppable in Cyprus and has great thoughts in European cups. He is extremely close to reissuing his performance two years ago when he joined the UEFA Champions League. He has already made two victims – in the second round of the preliminaries he defeated 4-0 overall against Sutjeska, and then he eliminated Qarabag (1-2, 2-0). He is now ahead of the most important test and has to make a perfect match in Amsterdam.APOEL has forced himself in both trips this season from UCL. Before these two successes he had 9 European matches without victory on foreign soil (3 draws, 6 defeats). The Cypriots have no fond memories of Amsterdam. The only visit so far was in 2014 and they went “ragged” – they were defeated 4-0, Lasse Schone managing a double for Ajax.
⚽ News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
- Ajax came last season to the UCL semifinals.
- In 2018-19 he lost only 2 of the 18 European matches (10 wins, 6 draws).
- The pitchers have scored 8 goals in the last two home games.
- He had not drawn white since a year ago (0-0 with Dinamo Kiev).
- Ajax won the event in the Netherlands for the first time after 2002.
- APOEL has won the last 7 titles in Cyprus.
- He has 25 wins and 24 draws in the 85 Champions League matches.
- Last year she was eliminated by Astana from the Europa League Playoff.
- In the 2017-18 season he reached the UCL groups. He tried his forces with Real Madrid, Dortmund and Tottenham.
- In 2012 he achieved the most important performance in the club’s history. It has reached the quarters of the star competition.
Football Prediction of the Day Ajax Amsterdam vs APOEL
Ajax does not think he will face big problems in the game on Wednesday night, despite the rather erased evolutions of this season debut. APOEL will try to barricade themselves defensively and score on the counterattack, but I do not think that this tactic will succeed.I bet in these conditions on the pitchers victory at least two goals, there is a clear difference in value between the two teams that will be materialized on the scoreboard.
Bet Tips: Ajax Amsterdam