APOEL Nicosia vs Ajax
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia).
APOEL Nicosia saved their blushes with a 2-0 win over Qarabag in the second leg of their tie in the previous round, after the squad admitted to a 2-1 defeat in the first. The home team have been squaring up against fairly moderate teams so far in the competition, and so they will have to step up their game by a mile this Tuesday, as they will be taking on one of the finest sides in the tournament.
Ajax did just enough to beat PAOK in the last round and posted a 5-4 scoreline over the two legs to keep themselves in the tournament. The squad have also got off to a fine start back in the Eredivisie, and are currently leading the pack, unbeaten with three games down.
With the run of form that they are on right now, you can certainly count on the semi-finalists of last season to settle for nothing less than the win when they make the trip to Nicosia this week.
APOEL Nicosia vs Ajax Head to head (h2h)
- The two sides have previously met each other over two legs.
- Their last encounter finished 4-0 in favor of Ajax.
- APOEL Nicosia are yet to register a win against this foe.
- Ajax have netted five goals against APOEL Nicosia so far, while the latter have scored no more than one.
APOEL Nicosia vs Ajax Prediction
The hosts failed to come out on top in their last clash with Qarabag on home soil, and have also succumbed to a loss twice in their last three matchups here.
On the other hand, Ajax are unbeaten in their last ten outings in all competitions and have not been shy in racking up the goals tally in the process either. The away side have found the back of the net sixteen times in their previous five trips on the road alone.
Additionally, Ajax are a much more competitive side and are without a doubt a class apart from their foes. Considering that APOEL Nicosia have never got the better of their counterparts here either, it looks more than likely that the Dutch outfit will be walking away with the bragging rights in this one.
Both the teams have been consistent in getting their names on the scoresheet, irrespective of the result, in their recent clashes. Taking into account that their last matchup at this venue, saw both the teams find the back of the net as well, expect nothing short of a high scoring clash with goals down each end.
APOEL Nicosia vs Ajax Betting tips
Ajax to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).