Nice vs Ajax
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera.
The strongest of the third qualifying round tie is set to be played between Nice and Ajax.
The first leg is scheduled for Wednesday evening at Allianz Riviera where the French side will be hoping to snatch the edge ahead of a very tough visit to Amsterdam Arena.
Lucien Favre can be satisfied with the performance Les Aiglons showed in their final test against Favre’s former team Borussia Monchengladbach (2-1 win).
The team kept the core of the last year’s squad featuring both Alassane Plea and Mario Balotelli, while they signed Lyon’s right back Christophe Jallet during the summer transfer window.
Nice played attractive attacking football in pre-season friendlies as each of their five games saw at least three goals scored.
Europe League runners-up and 33-time Eredivise winners are looking to fix the impression after suffering a playoffs elimination to Rostov in the previous Champions League term.
Ajax will enter the new season with the new head coach as Marcel Keizer replaced Peter Bosz on the bench.
Davy Klaasen left the team, but the core of the attacking line featuring the names of Kasper Dolberg, Lasse Schone, Amin Younes and Justin Kluivert is still there.
We also have to mention the most recent acquisition of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar who is back in Eredivisie after a lengthy career abroad.
Nice vs Ajax: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Nice vs Ajax: Prediction
Nice, who are enjoying their first ever campaign in the most elite football competition in Europe, are 6/5 favorites to win the match, but we can’t underestimate the Dutch side who have sky-high ambitions after reaching Europa League final last year.
It is very hard to separate the two teams ahead of the first leg clash at Allianz Riviera which is why we are going with the draw as the top betting option.
Nice vs Ajax: Bet Tips
The first pick is the draw at the odds of 3.20 by Betway.
The best alternative is BTTS is priced at 1.80 by William Hill.