Ajax vs Atalanta
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
Ajax has fallen behind Atalanta in the group by one point on the table. As their final group fixture is to be played against the same side, it will be an anticipated clash in CL on Wednesday.
Their previous encounter was on the road and they lost to Liverpool with a 1-0 scoreline.
Atalanta has been unbeaten for the past two matches in the CL schedule. They will visit after sharing the spoils at home with Midtjylland in a 1-1 scoreline previously in CL fixtures.
The visitor is at the second spot on the table and has to hold the spot until the last minute of the upcoming match.
Ajax vs Atalanta Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter in 2020 CL resulted in a 2-2 draw.
- Atalanta has not played against a club from their opponents’ country.
- The host has been unbeaten in their recent six clashes with other Italian clubs.
- Four of these six unbeaten streaks with another club from Italy ended in draws.
Ajax vs Atalanta Prediction
Johan Cruijff Arena will witness one of their most vital CL clashes for the home team this term. The winner of this clash will reach the Round of 16, and even a draw might put Atalanta through to the playoffs.
The host enjoys the ground advantage in the game, and their squad strength is likely to have enough to use it in the middle. The Dutch outlooks have lost only two of their recent eight home matches.
For the visitors, they have to keep their lead intact in the game. Atalanta cannot afford to lose the game in the last minutes, which is why we can expect them to go all guns blazing in the first half itself.
Based on the dynamics of both sides, we can expect a more defensive game from the guest in the second half, while Ajax will have to work throughout the entire fixture.
The double chance favoring Ajax will probably be the best bet for the punters, considering their ground advantage and squad strength. The tip for BTTS will also come in handy from the goals area.
Ajax vs Atalanta Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.40 (2/5).
Double chance: Ajax or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).