Bayern Munich vs Ajax
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Bayern will be desperate to return on the winning ways on Tuesday evening when they host Ajax in the second round of the Champions League Group E clash. The reigning Bundesliga champions fell down to second place in the domestic league after losing 2-0 to Hertha Berlin away in the capital on Friday evening.
Niko Kovac’s troops took just point form last two league games, following the 1-1 draw at home to Augsburg seven days ago. They thus went two outings without a win for the first time in 12 months. However, at least the continental competition campaign started well for the Croatian manager. Bayern survived an early Benfica test beating the Portuguese giants 0-2 away at Luz on the opening day. Robert Lewandowski and Renato Sanches bagged goals back on the occasion. Can the Bavarians maintain the perfect record after this Ajax tie?
Bayern Munich vs Ajax: Head-to-head
The two teams met each other in the group stage of the elite competition 14 years ago.
Bayern Munich won the home tie 4-0, while the rematch in Amsterdam saw a 2-2 draw.
The Bavarians came runners-up to Juve in the group back then, while Ajax finished third.
Bayern Munich vs Ajax: Prediction
The German heavyweights have been almost impeccable at home in UCL group phase matches. They won 24 of last 25 home outings at home in the group stage of the Champions League. Ajax are certainly not the team they should be afraid of, but Bayern’s recent form is anything but promising.
De Godenzonen trail by five points to defending champions PSV after seven rounds in Eredivisie. They generally did well in most of league games so far, expect for the one at Philips Stadion where they fell 3-0 to the Peasants who have a perfect record.
Ajax opened the Champions League campaign in style, bagging three goals without response against Greek hopefuls AEK Athens. Argentine left-back Nicolas Tagliafico was the stand-out performer netting a brace on the day.
However, Bayern are massive favourites and we’d be surprised to see anything else but a comprehensive home victory here.
Bayern Munich vs Ajax: Bet Tips
Bayern Munich -1.5 handicap @ 1.57 (4/7)
HT/FT Bayern Munich/Bayern Munich @ 1.57 (4/7).