Lille vs Ajax
Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d’Ascq).
At the moment, Chelsea and Valencia are breathing down Ajax’s neck for the top spot in the cluster. However, with both of those teams taking each other on this week, Ajax have been handed the opportunity to pave a decisive lead at the top.
With Lille hardly hitting the ground running, count on the visitors to arrive with their guns blazing.
Lille vs Ajax Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent meeting was the reverse fixture of this matchup which Ajax dominated with a 3-0 scorecard.
Lille vs Ajax Prediction
Lille have slumped to the bottom of Group H, having garnered no more than a measly point from their last four clashes. The hosts were at the losing end of a 4-1 scorecard against Valencia in their last trip across Europe while at home, they managed to hold the Spanish outfit to a 1-1 draw.
Christophe Galtier’s men have not been faring any better in their domestic league either. The squad are currently without a win in their last two Ligue 1 games and have tasted success just once in their last five clashes here in all competitions.
On the other hand, Ajax have established themselves as the table toppers, albeit only on goal difference. The visiting contingent have garnered seven points so far, and are at present level with both Chelsea and Valencia.
Furthermore, the guests are on a three-match unbeaten streak in their outings. The last of which was an eight-goal thriller alongside Chelsea with both teams scoring four goals apiece. Erik Ten Haag’s side have not admitted defeat in any of their trips on the road this season. Which is certainly a reason to incite worry among the Lille faithful.
Their previous meeting back in September at the Johan Cruyff Stadium did not end too well for the home side either, as Ajax managed to slot three unanswered goals past them to take all the spoils.
Taking into account that the visitors are also a far more experienced and competitive side in comparison, it is certainly well within reason to count on Ajax to come out on top this week.
Additionally, the visitors have been found napping at the back far too many times. Especially on the road, where they are without a clean sheet in their last three clashes. To pile on even more misery, the visiting side had both Joel Veltman and Daley Blind, two of their prized defenders, sent off in their last European clash. And will hence, be without their services in the defensive third in this one.
Meanwhile, despite losing out on the win, Lille have managed to breach both Chelsea and Valencia in their previous two games here. As such, count on the hosts to bag no more than a consolation goal come Wednesday.
Lille vs Ajax Betting tips
Ajax to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).