Real Madrid vs Ajax
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid’s fortunes completely changed after the first leg of the last 16 round tie with Ajax.
The current Champions League holders have lost three of four matches since the 1-2 victory in the first game of this tie in Amsterdam. They lost three on the spin at Santiago Bernabeu. A pair of defeats to Girona (1-2) and Barcelona (0-1) eliminated them from the title contest given Madrid are now 12 points short of reigning La Liga champions Barcelona.
To make the situation even tougher for Santiago Solari, his men fell 0-3 at home to Barcelona to suffer a Copa del Rey elimination in the semi-final as well.
Los Blancos can be lucky to have a 2-1 advantage from the first leg of the Champions League affair against Dutch runners-up. They are thus massive favourites to advance even though we do not quite expect an entirely one-way street for them here based on teams’ recent form.
Real Madrid vs Ajax: Head-to-head
The head to head stats completely favour Real Madrid.
Los Blancos won each of last seven meetings with Ajax with a marvellous goal difference of 22-3.
Each of last six head to head matches between these two likes saw three or more goals scored.
Real Madrid vs Ajax: Prediction
The story is completely opposite with Ajax who have picked up three impressive wins after the mentioned loss to Real Madrid in the first R16 match. De Godenzonen bagged as many as 13 goals during the process and they will come into this off the back of a superb 0-3 win over Feyenoord in the Dutch Cup semi-final.
With such an amazing attacking form of Ajax and a generally fine Champions League campaign in a challenging group with Bayern Munich, Benfica and Galatasaray, we certainly expect the visitors to cause some damage to Madrid here. It’s hard to say if it will be enough for a massive upset, but we can honestly hardly see a scenario in which the hosts would keep their net untouched here.
Since the head to head record also suggests goals, we have to go with the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick at the 1.66 odds as the main betting option.
Real Madrid vs Ajax: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.66 (4/6)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1).