Ajax vs Valencia
UEFA Champions League – Matchday 6
Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
The last season’s semi finalists will clinch qualification to the knockout stages if they avoid the defeat on Tuesday.
Ajax vs Valencia: Head-to-head (h2h)
They have met two times in the past before the 3-0 win for Ajax in the reverse of this corresponding fixture. This was during UCL season 02/03, they played out a pair of 1-1 draws.
Ajax Valencia: Prediction
The Dutch champions are set to host Los Ches in the final round of the Group H of the UEFA Champions League.
With 3 wins, 1 draw, 1 defeat and +5 goal difference, Ajax are topping the ladder, two points clear off Chelsea and Valencia. The last season’s semifinalists will clinch qualification to the knockout stages if they avoid defeat on Tuesday.
Despite their league loss to Willem II (0-2) on Friday, first in nine months, Ajax are still leading the way in the Eredivisie with an impressive win-draw-loss record of 12-2-1.
‘Sons of the Gods’ have 10 wins and 2 losses at home across competitions, averaging 3 goals scored per game, whilst conceding 0.58 per tie. They have beaten Lille (3-0) and lost to Chelsea (0-1) in their Champions League home games.
Valencia have logged 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in the competition. They will progress as group winners should they win on Tuesday. Any other results would put them in danger as fourth-placed Lille have nothing to play for at Stamford Bridge.
Currently 7th in the La Liga standings, Albert Celades’ men come into this game on the back of a 4-2 comeback win over local rivals – Levante. Los Ches are in fine form with five wins from their last seven outings in all competitions.
The Spanish outfit have four wins, two draw and four losses on their travels this season, scoring 1.40 per match and shipping 1.60. They snatched a 1-0 win in London before sharing the spoils (1-1) with Lille.
Back in October, Ajax smashed Valencia at Mestalla with goals from Ziyech, Promes and van der Beek. It was a rather open affair with 27 shots combined between the two teams, but only one did the scoring.
We’re in for an entertaining game with loads of chances on both sides.
The guests will not rely on Lille to pull a surprise and they’re expected to be in attacking mode from the get-go. As a result, their defence will be exposed. I’m confident Ajax will bag at least two goals here.
Ajax vs Valencia: Betting Tips
Ajax to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.50
Over 2.5 & Both teams to score – Yes @ 1.80.