Juventus vs Ajax
Date: Tuesday, 16th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin).
Despite being the underdogs, Ajax performed admirably well against the Italian Champions in the first leg. All through the game, the Dutch side controlled the tempo and created countless chances. All they needed to seal the tie was convert at least a few of them into goals, but their inexperience in farther rounds in Europe failed them.
Here’s where a lethal finisher like Cristiano Ronaldo can provide you with the much-needed edge. Juve did not pierce through the Ajax defense as much as they would have hoped, but the one half-chance they could carve out, their point-man did the job. More than scoring, they got the vital away-goal advantage.
Now, the tie takes us to Turin, where it would require a gargantuan effort from the visitors to proceed further in the competition.
Juventus vs Ajax Head-to-head (h2h)
- Juve holds a 100% unbeaten record against Ajax.
- Five of the last eight ties had goals from both sides.
- Juventus has progressed every time these two were pitted against in Europe.
- Juve won two of the last three h2h encounters at this venue.
Juventus vs Ajax Prediction
The Allianz Stadium is a fortress. Even Atletico Madrid, who appeared in two Champions League finals in the last five years, failed to capitalize on their two-goal advantage and was outdone by a superb hat-trick from Cristiano. This time around, Ajax trails on the aggregate due to an away goal.
The Old Lady will stop at nothing but European glory. They have made it their mission for this year. Moreover, Juventus has a 100% unbeaten record against Ajax and has progressed past them every time they locked horns in Europe.
Also, Juventus has the league in their bag and has been in cruise mode for quite some time, only unleashing themselves in the Champions League. On the other hand, Ajax is fighting on three fronts concurrently, and it surely has taken a toll.
Ajax will have to attack, to overcome the away goal, and the hosts will take advantage of it. Expect a home win, but not without casualty though. Ajax plays one of the most beautiful styles of football currently on the continent, and their short passing and free-flowing attack are hard to defend against. Do not forget the thrashing they gave to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Expect Ajax to find the back of the net at least once.
Juventus vs Ajax Betting Tips
Juventus to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).