Ajax vs Juventus
Europe – Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 10th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
Juventus can raise the Scudetto even in their sleep. What the fans really look forward to is whether the team can replicate the success in Europe.
The injury to Cristiano Ronaldo will surely be a major blow to the Old Lady, especially considering his heroics in the last round. But still, the team has more than enough firepower to deal with the situation.
Ajax is going after the treble. The KNVB Cup is all but in their kitty. They are at the top of the league table, sharing the same number of points with PSV, though with a healthy lead in goal difference.
In the third and most difficult front, they will need to deal with some of the best teams in Europe, starting with Juventus this Wednesday.
The Dutch club has the confidence of dispatching the invincible Real Madrid from their favorite competition. But, their most grandiose weapon remains to be felled, this time with Juve.
Cristi might not be tying boots in the first leg, but he will surely be back at Turin. It’d serve well for Ajax if they are able to record a convincing win at their home itself.
Ajax vs Juventus Head-to-head (h2h)
- Juventus holds a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- The last six matches returned a draw and five Juve wins.
- Every time these two were pitted against each other in Europe, Juventus managed to progress.
- Ajax has never kept a clean sheet at home.
Ajax vs Juventus Prediction
While Ajax is a yesteryear champion and longtime absentee from major happenings in Europe, Juventus has been a constant threat in that regard for the last several years.
At present, they are far more experienced and has the ability to deal with pressure much more. In the last four years alone, they twice reached the final of this competition, only to be halted by some Spanish giants.
Also, while Ajax has already exceeded expectations this season, Juve has not even done the bare minimum yet. Domestic success has become a habit for them, and only lifting this prestigious trophy will be acceptable to them.
Going on, Juventus has a 100% unbeaten record against Ajax and has progressed past them every time in Europe.
Also, the last six h2h matches returned five Juventus wins, and a draw. Impressively, Juventus has found the back of the net at this stadium every single time they made a visit.
And importantly, Juve deals with much more superior teams on a consistent basis, than Ajax do in the Eredivisie. Serie A is widely touted to be one of the most difficult leagues to take part in.
Finally, Juve has one hand on the Scudetto already, while Ajax has to perform at the maximum level in the next five match-days to thwart PSV from the league race. Expect a win for the Italians.
Juve will have the upper hand, but do not expect them to keep a clean sheet though. The free-flowing Ajax showed the world why they are considered the dark horses of the competition. Not only had the team scored in every game at their home this season, only twice have they failed to record at least two goals.
Moreover, only once have they failed to find the back of the net against Juve at this venue, and the Italians have conceded in six of their last ten trips on the road. Expect both sides to take part in the goal-scoring duty.
Ajax vs Juventus Betting Tips
Juventus to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).