On home soil, Ajax Amsterdam drew in the Champions League quarter-final draw against Juventus. All well and good – but is that enough to get ahead in the second leg? Here is our tip!
Soccer Betting Prediction Juventus Torino vs Ajax Amsterdam
Old lady or young hoppers? This question will be decided on Tuesday evening in Italy, where Juventus will host the return leg of the Champions League quarter-final Ajax Amsterdam. Even if the hosts seem to have the better cards after last week’s 1-1 draw, care is needed: Juve lost his dress rehearsal at the weekend – and Ajax already shone in the first knockout round against a foreign backdrop.
Juventus Torino: Form of the moment, the latest results, statistics
The last three results: 1: 2 vs. SPAL Ferrara, 1: 1 vs. Ajax Amsterdam, 2: 1 Vs. AC Milan
So they are beatable: Juventus, dominated by Italian football, is currently preparing to win the eighth scudetto in a row, a record even for the Bianconeri. Until the 27th game day, the Old Lady was plowed without defeat by the League on this mission – but the closer to the desired championship moves, the more vulnerable the team seems to act.
Against Genoa CFC Juve conceded on 28 Matchday, the first league defeat of the season. 0: 2 defeated the team of Massimiliano Allegri alleged underdog, who played the better football on this day – and above all wanted more. Juve’s B-Elf, who had called on Allegri after the heady Champions League win against Atletico Madrid (3-0), did not convince.
Keyword Champions League: In the premier class, the old lady moved sovereign before Manchester United in the second round. There, however, they initially had big problems with Spain’s representative Atletico Madrid: After the 0-2 in the first leg, it needed a small sensation – or rather, it needed Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 34-year-old superstar scored in the return match in Torino all three goals of his team and was thus primarily responsible for the advancement of his new club.
In the quarter-final first leg against Ajax, it was again in the episode Ronaldo, the Juve cheer – but only temporarily: After CR7 had brought the Italians head into the lead, Ajax scored in round two still deserved equalizer. The Torino did not have the hoped-for victory on departure, but they can still be satisfied with the draw and an away goal.
Last weekend, however, it was definitely dissatisfied when history repeated itself: just as three weeks ago after their victory against Atletico, Allegri spared much of their starting line-up following the first leg against Ajax. Against SPAL Ferrara, Juve’s second suit would also be enough to win, but one thing is for sure: last Saturday, against the relegation candidate, Torino’s second defeat in Serie A came as a complete surprise.
The dress rehearsal is a real hit with the Bianconeri – but there is still a lot of confidence: with their top performers on board, the Torino are one of the strongest squads in the world – and at home they have lost only one of 20 competitive games this season.
Possible lineup Juventus Torino
Allegri will hope after the defeat in Ferrara that his protective measures were at least not in vain. The following formation he could send on Tuesday with fresh legs on the lawn:
Szczesny – Joao Cancelo, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro – Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi – Bernadeschi, Mandzukic, Cristiano Ronaldo
Ajax Amsterdam: Form of the moment, the latest results, statistics
The last three results: 6: 2 vs. Excelsior Rotterdam, 1: 1 Vs. Juventus, 4: 1 vs. Willem II Tiburg
This team is just fun: With heaps of talent from their own youth and a refreshingly offensive style Ajax Amsterdam this season for enthusiasm – nationally and internationally.
In the domestic Erendivisie prove the kicker from the Dutch capital currently the first place in the table, tied with arch-rivals PSV Eindhoven (74 points), which was recently beaten in a direct duel (3: 2). Apart from the Red and Whites this season, however, nobody can match it – Feyenord Rotterdam is already 18 points (!) Away in 3rd place.
According to this dominance, Amsterdam’s recent results read: 6: 2 against Excelsior Rotterdam, 4: 1 against Willem II Tiburg, 5: 2 against FC Emmen – ten of the last twelve league games Ajax could win, with a goal of 38 hits.
It was also the strong offensive that carried Ajax to the Champions League quarter-finals. In the group stage, the team against Bayern put two thick exclamation points (1: 1, 3: 3), in the second round, the team finally managed their (provisional) masterpiece: After a 1: 2 defeat in the first leg in Amsterdam seemed to be the exit already sealed, but with a terrific 4-1 victory at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeau bowed Ajax the defending champion Real Madrid from the tournament.
Now Juventus against Ajax is again considered outsider, but a surprise trusts the team now significantly more people. At least the first leg was promising: The playful Amsterdammers also came up against chances against Torino’s world-class defense – at the same time they were faced with a highly efficient and nerve-racking opponent. If it is to progress, Ajax therefore needs the next Sahnetag after the miracle of Madrid. Will it get this far?
Possible lineup Ajax Amsterdam
Ajax coach ten Haag should present no surprises against Juventus: His team is standing – as follows:
Onana – Veltman, de Light, Blind, Tagliafico – Beautiful, F. de Jong – van de Beek – Ziyech, Tadic, David Neres
Our Betting Prediction Anlayzed Juventus Torino vs Ajax Amsterdam
With the outsider status you should not have a problem in the Netherlands – after all, the team showed against Real Madrid that they play the role of underdogs: Ajax won 4-1 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeau and thus moved into the quarter-finals.
Now the next heavyweight is to be brought down at Juventus Stadium – but the current mission should be even harder. Not only is Juve warned about Reals Aus, the Bianconeri also maintain a completely different style of play: Above all, the focus on the defensive, they have ahead of the Madrilenians, which is why even the playful Ajax in Italy should be facing problems.
Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, still has the best scorer on the planet: the entire knockout round is CR7 in great shape, which makes a big difference at this level. Irrelevant against this background is also Juve’s botched dress rehearsal – because in the 1: 2 against SPAL Ferrara was almost no performer on the court.
Therefore, it can be stated: As good Ajax may have presented in the course of the premier class – against the experienced, high-class and ripped troupe from Torino it should not be enough to get through the bottom line.
Betting Prediction: Juventus moves into the second round