Liverpool vs Ajax Preview, Odds, Predictions
liverpool and Ajax face in Group A of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. The latest English sources suggest that the English teams will proceed as planned with the UCL challenges despite the cancellation of EPL events due to the death of Queen Elizabeth. It’s one of the derbies of the round, with the two teams combining for 10 European titles. Liverpool are not in a good position, and the Reds have already dropped a lot of points in the EPL. On top of that, they lost to Napoli on Wednesday. As for Ajax, the Dutch champions are going according to plan, crushing and pummeling anyone who stands in their way.
liverpool (-200) had the slowest start to the year since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield. Their once fantastic defense is crumbling game after game showing more and more flaws. A 4-1 defeat at Napoli was the culmination of Liverpool’s problems down the back line.
Virgil Van Dijk is far from his usual level of play, and that’s why his side have just two clean sheets in seven games since the start of the campaign. Moreover, Liverpool have only three wins during this period.
On the other hand, it can be said that the Attack are experiencing their own crisis with Mohamed Salah currently playing mediocre football. It is clear that the Egyptian contribution is far from expected. In six of L’Pool’s games this season, we’ve seen both teams score, and the same number has seen three or more hits.
Ajax (+475) are playing fantastic football, and so far they have won seven in a row. After a disaster in the Dutch Super Cup and a 3-5 loss to PSV, the Lancers woke up to crushing seven rivals, with the last five unable to score.
During this rampage, Ajax scored 25 times to concede just three. We are aware that the rivals were mostly mediocre Dutch teams, but the dominance and the way the Lancers handled these events is impressive.
Trashing Glasgow Rangers 4-0 at the Amsterdam Arena was an exclamation point for their exquisite form. The Dutch champions were more than convincing in that one.
Henderson, Jones, Konate, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ramsey are injured for the hosts. Naby Keita lacks fitness but should be in protocol, while Kelleher and Fabio Carvalho are questionable.
Owen Wijndal is questionable for the Lancers, while Ihattaren is expected to be out.
head to head games
The last meetings between these teams were in the 2020 group stages and Liverpool won both games with the same result, 1-0. Previously, these sides have faced each other in the 1966/67 European Cup Round of 16, and Ajax had more success winning 5-1 at home and then playing 2-2 in England.
The Reds will have to overcome all the problems and win this one, otherwise they could find themselves in a negative spiral that will endanger their entire season. To start the UEFA Champions League without a win after two rounds is disastrous, especially not beating the top two rivals in the group. So we are behind the Reds here.
Pick: Liverpool win -200
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