Ajax vs Standard Liege
UEFA Europa League – Group Stage
Date: Thursday, 29th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 18:00 UK,
Venue: Amsterdam Arena.
The UEFA Europa League returns this week, Ajax Amsterdam will welcome Standard Leige on Thursday night at Amsterdam Arena.
Ajax are currently sitting on top of group G with 3 points, having defeated Panathinaikos 1-2 in the first game. The game was a tough won as 3 players were sent off in the game, Ivanov and Wakaso for Panathinaikos, H. Ziyech for Ajax.
Ajax went a goal down after 5 minutes of the play via Berg’s goal, but B. Traore pulled them level while Riedewald gave them the lead in 67th minute as they won 1-2. The home team will enter this game form a 5-1 win in the Eredivisie last Saturday as they hope to extend their winning streak.
Meanwhile, Standard Leige drew the first game of the competition at home against Celta Vigo, as it ended 1-1. Standard Leige took the lead just after 3 minutes, but Celta Vigo replied 10 minutes later through G. Rossi and the game ended that way.
Standard Leige will come into this game on the back of 3-0 home win against AS Eupen on Sunday, B. Raman, Edmilson Junior and I. Belfodil all netted in the game as they thrashed their visitors. They now hope to win this game and go top of the group table.
Ajax vs Standard Liege: Head to Head Statistics
Ajax and Leige have never played against each other before, this will be their first game against each other.
Ajax vs Standard Liege: prediction
Ajax will enter the game as the favorites, considering their superb form recently. They are currently on a 6-game winning streak in all competitions. Also, Ajax have kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 6 games. They have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 games and they have scored 5 goals each in their last 2 games.
Standard Leige have been on a fluctuating form, they have won 3 games in their last 6 in all competitions. Also they have drawn twice and lost once. They have kept clean sheets in 3 games out of their last 6 games in all competitions.
Ajax will claim all 3 points at home, but it won’t be an easy game for them as i expect Leige to get on the score sheet.
Ajax vs Standard Liege: Betting Tips
- Ajax to win and over 2.5 goals
- Both teams to score.