Midtjylland vs Ajax Amsterdam Soccer Betting Tips – Champions League 2020
Will the Danish newcomer stay without points?
Betting Tips: Ajax Amsterdam
The Danish champions Midtjylland will receive the Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam on matchday three in the premier class. There has never been a duel between starters from the two countries at the Champions League level. The home side also made the leap into the group stage for the first time in their 21-year history.
In the first two rounds of the game, bankruptcies against Bergamo and Liverpool were conceded and each without a goal. The kickers from the Eredivisie are still waiting for their first victory. After a bankruptcy against the Reds, it was at least enough recently for the first point win through a draw at Atalanta.
For the match between Midtjylland and Ajax Amsterdam, the prediction includes that the guests will win.
Midtjylland – Statistics & current form
For the Red and Black, of course, taking part in the group stage is already a great success. Serious ambitions for wintering in the premier class are therefore hardly cherished at Midtjylland. Especially not after the first two matchdays.
A clear 4-0 defeat was conceded at home against the Lombards and Liverpool were down 2-0 at Anfield. Although a goalless draw was recorded against Klopp team up to half-time, this was mainly due to the formation of the champions from the Premier League.
In the domestic league, too, there is currently room for improvement
Numerous regular players were initially spared and the Reds squad is currently decimated by some injured players anyway. Coach Brian Priske can also not be satisfied with last weekend’s dress rehearsal in the local super league. Here the Danish champions conceded a 1: 4 bankruptcy at Nordsjealland.
This ended a series of five unbeaten league games. Nevertheless, it is becoming apparent that Midtjylland can once again be seen as a hot candidate for the title. However, this is less due to its own stable constitution, but rather to the very mixed performance of competitors such as Copenhagen or Brondby.
The probable lineup of Midtjylland:
Andersen – Andersson – Sviatchenko – Scholz – Paulinho – Cajuste – Oyneka – Dreyer – Sisto – Mabil – Kaba
Last matches from Midtjylland:
10/31 2020 FC Nordsjälland 4 – 1 FC Midtjylland
Champions League Grp. D
10/27 2020 Liverpool FC 2 – 0 FC Midtjylland
10/24 2020 Brondby Copenhagen 2 – 3 FC Midtjylland
Champions League Grp. D
10/21 2020 FC Midtjylland 0-4 Atalanta Bergamo
10/17 2020 FC Midtjylland 3 – 1 Odense BK
Ajax Amsterdam – Statistics & current form
The red-whites will rely on their away strength in the Champions League. In the last seven guest appearances, no bankruptcy has been received. Instead, three wins and four draws were recorded. Above all, the offensive feels at home abroad: at least two goals have been scored in the last five away games.
Traore is the new hope in attack
Ajax also struck twice on the previous matchday at Bergamo. However, they gave up a 2-0 lead in the meantime and recorded a 2-2 at the end, which is why the trip to Lombardy felt like a defeat. From a personal point of view, the game was successful at least for Lassina Traore.
The only 19-year-old celebrated his first goal in the premier class in the match. Should he score again in the next game, he would follow in the footsteps of Patrick Kluivert and Rafael van der Vaart, who are the only teenagers in the club’s history to have achieved this feat.
Ajax’s offensive is by far the best in the Eredivisie
On the penultimate game day in the Eredivisie, Traore proved that his form is currently right. In the epic 13-0 win against Venlo, the highest ever win in the Dutch House of Lords, the attacker contributed no less than five hits.
In view of the currently accurate offensive, which won 5-2 against Sittard in the league last weekend, and at the same time the home side’s vulnerable defensive, the odds for at least two goals by the guests are provided with value on top of that at the encounter between Midtjylland and Ajax Amsterdam.
The probable lineup of Ajax Amsterdam:
Onana – Mazraoui – Schuurs – Blind – Tagliafico – Gravenberch – Tadic – Klaasen – Antony – Traore – Neres
Last matches from Ajax Amsterdam:
10/31 2020 Ajax Amsterdam 5 – 2 Fortuna Sittard
Champions League Grp. D
10/27 2020 Atalanta Bergamo 2 – 2 Ajax Amsterdam
10/24 2020 VVV-Venlo 0-13 Ajax Amsterdam
Champions League Grp. D
10/21 2020 Ajax Amsterdam 0 – 1 Liverpool FC
10/18 2020 Ajax Amsterdam 5 – 1 SC Heerenveen
Midtjylland vs Ajax Amsterdam – Direct comparison / H2H balance
The duel between Midtjylland and Ajax Amsterdam rises for the first time. The odds for the premiere point in the direction of an away win. The odds comparison of the betting base always provides up-to-date information about the bookmaker’s offers. For the home side, it is also the first exchange of blows with a Dutch representative.
The kickers from the “Venice of the North” faced a Danish club for the last time in the very successful 2016/17 Europa League season. At that time, FC Copenhagen was defeated in the round of 16 and the path led to the final in Solna, Sweden, where the Red Devils from Manchester took the title 2-0.
Midtjylland vs Ajax Amsterdam Soccer Betting Tips
Midtjylland has established itself as the dominant force in Danish football in recent years: three of the last five championships have been won. In the Champions League, the Scandinavians are of course a small number. After two rounds they are still waiting for their first point and first goal.
Should it again set a defeat to zero, it would be only the fifth team in the history of the competition that started with three bankruptcies of this kind when it first participated. The last time Bursaspor suffered this fate was ten years ago. From a playful perspective, the appearances can still be rated positively.
This can be seen from the fact that in comparison to the three other clubs in the group, the highest expected goal value was 2.08. But none of the 14 direct shots on goal found their target in the opposing box. At the high level of the Champions League, this weakness, in the end, is of course fatal.
For the match between Midtjylland and Ajax Amsterdam, the prediction includes an away win. Admittedly, with the Dutch, an opponent is travelling who, due to personnel departures, does not have the quality of recent years, when the semi-finals of the Champions League could be reached in 2019.
Key facts – Midtjylland vs Ajax Amsterdam tips
- Duel rises for the first time
- Neither team has won yet
- Ajax last achieved a 2-2 away win in Bergamo
But the Dutch squad can still be described as better. In addition, the guests have significantly fewer problems using their scoring chances. This is especially true for the guest games, as in the last five away games the opposing goalkeeper has always been defeated at least twice.
Above all, the quality of the switching game of the Dutch is evident here, who often counteract their counterparties very successfully on business trips. After his goal against Bergamo in the last game, Dusan Tadic was able to solve his long blockade in the competition.