Liverpool vs. Ajax Match preview
The UEFA Champions League continues on Tuesday with Liverpool hosting Ajax at Anfield in the fifth round of group stages. The Reds are on top of the standings in group F of the competition with nine points, while Ajax are second on equal seven points with Atalanta, but better with a margin of goal difference.
Liverpool’s 2-0 home defeat came as a shocker that threatened their confidence in the group standings though should not underestimate the capability in the clash.
Ajax head into this game with a 3-1 win over ten men Midtjylland.
Liverpool earned only a point from their Saturday travel to Brighton in the, as they were 0:1 up until the last 90th minute, when denied the victory by a goal scored from the penalty spot, while Ajax thrashed FC Emmen 5-0 in their respective domestic Leagues.
- Liverpool have featured in four Champions League matches, winning three and while losing once this season.
- The Reds have registered three clean-sheets in their last four Champions League matches.
- Ajax has failed to register any clean-sheet in their last four Champions League matches.
- The Lancers have featured in four Champions League matches this season, won twice drawn once and lost once.
- Liverpool has won one out of two home matches in the Champions League this season.
- Ajax have won one and drawn one of the two away Champions League matches in this season.
Liverpool vs. Ajax Head to Head
These teams have met once in UEFA Champions just in the previous encounter whereby the match ended 1-0 in favor of Liverpool playing as visitors.
Liverpool Team News
The Reds will have to play without Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Xherdan Shaqiri and Trent Alexander-Arnold are also likely to miss out due to injury.
Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also doubtful for this match.
Ajax Team News
Meanwhile, Ajax is likely to miss the services of former Manchester United player Daley Blind after he picked a hamstring injury against Midtjylland last week.
Mohammed Kudus, the summer signing is also a long-term absentee after requiring surgery on the knee injury he picked up in the reverse fixture against Liverpool on matchday 1.
Liverpool vs. Ajax Prediction
Despite Liverpool having injury problems in recent times and have looked shaky recently, with just 1 win from their last 4 matches in all competitions, won’t undermine the capability of cruising through. Ajax on the other hand, is the in-form side and have all their major players for this match.
Goals – Over 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounters; therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be recorded.
We expect goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits.
Betway are backing the goals with 1.39 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.43.
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