Tuesday brings two Champions League fixtures that will be the highlight of the day for fans. Here is our exclusive preview of Ajax v Benfica. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at download 1xbet app nigeria.
Ajax look tough
Despite their lead in the Dutch championship, there are questions about Ajax’s play. The last two Eredivisie meetings the club won 3-2, against Valvejk at home and Cambourg away, the opponents not the most dangerous, but in both cases the victory was pulled out in the last minutes. Perhaps it was the return leg in the Champions League that occupied the players’ minds. And yet, Ajax are only two points ahead of PSV in the league. Four of the players will not be available due to injuries.
Eagles are unimpressive
Benfica have an unimpressive season; even their exit from the group in which Bayern and Barcelona played is not so impressive, because the Catalans had a serious crisis at the time. The Eagles are only third in the league and there is more doubt that the team will improve their position. Benfica failed to beat Vizela 1-1 in the last round, with the Lisbon side trailing in the seventh minute. It’s a long way to the leading Porto and a three-point gap to second-placed Sporting, with the rival having a game in hand. The club has four personnel losses ahead of this meeting.
The battle in Portugal ended 2-2, with Ajax striker, Sebastien Haller managing to score, both away and on target.
The first match did not give anyone an advantage, so everything will be decided in the return game, where the bookmakers give a significant advantage to the hosts. Given the level of Ajax’s play in the last rounds of the championship, not everything is so clear-cut. The chances of the Dutch giants are really favourable, but we expect a fight. In the confrontation between the two legendary clubs, we bet on a total of more than 3.5 goals.