Ajax v Chelsea Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals, 2019-10-23

AJAX v CHELSEA Nepal
Wednesday 23rdOctober 1755hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 1.60 (odds taken 07:57 GMT, 23 October )

1 X 2
2.29 3.56 2.98

(Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 23, 2019 at 07:57)

Matchday 3 of the Champions League continues on Wednesday night and our next preview features a clash between Ajax and Chelsea as the betting tips continue at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

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Ajax Prediction – Can Ajax preserve 100% record?

It’s been an impressive start to Ajax’s Champions League campaign as Wednesday night’s hosts sit top of Group H having recorded early back-to-back wins against Lille 3-0 at home and another 3-0 victory on the road at Valencia on Matchday 1 and 2 respectively.

Recent results overall have been excellent for Ajax as the Dutch hosts have won their last 5 matches on the trot in all competitions which includes wins over Fortuna Sittard, Groningen, Den Haag and Waalwijk all in the Eredivisie, along with the aforementioned 3-0 win at Valencia

In addition, Ajax bring a 6-match unbeaten sequence in the Champions League into this interesting clash against Premier League outfit Chelsea, which includes victories over PAOK, APOEL, Lille and Valencia and winning their last 3 Champions League home ties on the trot.

Ajax proved last season that they’re still a force to be reckoned with and their free-scoring attacking style has seen 5 of Ajax’s last 7 home ties resulting in over 2.5 goals. Midfielder Ziyech (4 goals) along with forwards Tadic and Promes (6 goals apiece) should ensure the hosts hit the back of the net again tonight.

 

Ajax v Chelsea Both teams to score
Yes1.50
No2.63

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Chelsea Prediction – Can Chelsea continue promising form?

After a disastrous start to the new season which saw Chelsea suffer a humiliating 4-0 defeat away at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the Premier League, the visitors now seem to be building positive momentum under manager, Frank Lampard, as The Blues have won their last 5 matches on the trot in all competitions.

Lampard has brought about an attacking style of their own as 11 of Chelsea’s last 15 matches in all competitions have resulted in over 2.5 goals, but they’ll need to get a result of sorts in Amsterdam on Wednesday night in order to stay the pace with Ajax who sit top of the group and are 3 points ahead of Chelsea.

In addition, 11 of Chelsea’s last 15 matches in the Champions League have also risen above the 2.5 goal threshold, and with the need to get a result here, the likes of Tammy Abraham, Willian and Mason Mount could pose the Ajax defence some serious problems.

There’s only been one previous meeting between these two sides and that was a friendly back in 2010 with Ajax winning 3-1 at home.

 

Key-Facts – Ajax v Chelsea

  • 5 of Ajax’s last 7 home ties in the Champions League have resulted in over 2.5 goals
  • 11 of Chelsea’s last 15 matches in the Champions League have also risen above the 2.5 goal threshold
  • There’s only been one previous meeting between these two sides, Ajax won 3-1

 

Betting Tips Verdict

Ajax know only one way to play while Chelsea have also proved they can score goals both at home and on the road. Over 2.5 goals looks likely here.


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