Ajax v APOEL Betting Tips: Ajax/Over 2.5, 2019-08-28

Champions League Tips

AJAX v APOEL
Champions League
Wednesday 28th August 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Ajax win/Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Betway
Odds: 1.55 (odds taken at 03:27 GMT, 27 August 2019)

1 X 2
1.17 7.50 14.50

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of August 27 2019 at 03:27)

The 2nd legs of the Champions League play-off ties continue on Wednesday night and our next preview features the clash between Dutch club, Ajax and Cypriot outfit, APOEL, as the betting tips continue at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

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Ajax Prediction – Can Ajax finish the job in Amsterdam?

Having achieved the first part of their mission in this two-legged affair against Cypriot club, APOEL, by avoiding defeat in last week’s 1st leg at the Neo GSP ground, Ajax will now return to home turf for this deciding leg in confident mood.

The scores remain level at 0-0 and the tie is evenly poised ahead of this 2nd leg in Amsterdam, but having put together an 8-match unbeaten sequence overall in all competitions, Ajax will look to take advantage of their home surroundings in Wednesday night’s clash.

Indeed, Ajax have lost just 1 of their last 16 matches in all competitions (that was a friendly loss to Panathinaikos), as well as winning 4 of their last 4 at home. The hosts enjoyed a solid run in this competition last season and will therefore be confident that they can at least reach the group stage of the Champions League again this term.

Ajax also possess a couple of dangerous forwards in the shape of former Southampton forward, Tadic and experienced striker, Huntelaar, who have both bagged 3 goals each already this season. The omens appear to be in favour of Ajax too as the last meeting at home against APOEL resulted in a 4-0 win for the Dutch club back in 2014.

 

Ajax v APOEL Both teams to score
Yes2.00
No1.72

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APOEL Prediction – Can APOEL frustrate their Dutch hosts?

After last week’s 1st leg 0-0 stalemate at their Neo GSP ground in Nicosia, APOEL may feel that their chances of making it through to the group stage of this season’s Champions League have now diminished somewhat as they now face a strong Ajax outfit in their own backyard for this return leg.

Recent overall results though for APOEL have continued to be encouraging as the visitors have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 6 matches overall in all competitions, which was a 2-1 defeat at home to Azerbaijan outfit, Qarabag, in the previous round of this competition.

APOEL reached the play-offs stage of the Champions League by virtue of a 4-0 aggregate win over Montenegro club, Sutjeska, in the 2nd qualifying round, which was followed by a narrow 3-2 aggregate win over Qarabag, securing their passage into these play-offs by winning the away leg 2-0.

However, APOEL have captured just 3 away wins out of their last 13 ties on the road at this level and the upcoming assignment against Ajax in Amsterdam may well prove to be beyond the Cypriot visitors in this deciding leg.

 

Key-Facts – Ajax v APOEL

  • Ajax have lost just 1 of their last 16 matches in all competitions
  • APOEL have captured just 3 away wins out of their last 13 ties in the CL
  • In the only previous encounter at home against APOEL, Ajax registered a 4-0 win

 

Betting Tips Verdict

Ajax should be in the driving seat here and should achieve progression through to the group stage with a convincing win over APOEL.


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