Ajax v Lille Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-09-17

Tuesday 17thSeptember 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Ajax AH-1
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.75 (odds taken 08:02 GMT, 17 September )

1 X 2
1.43 4.66 7.10

(Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on September 17, 2019 at 08:02)

After a lengthy qualification process, the group stages of the Champions League starts on Tuesday night and our next preview features the second clash in Group H between Ajax and Lille as the betting tips continue at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

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Ajax Prediction – Can Ajax surprise again?

Last year’s losing semi-finalists of the Champions League, Ajax, will no doubt be hoping they can emulate last campaign by getting to the final of this competition this time around, but they’ll need to produce a solid campaign in Group H first, starting with tonight’s clash with Frencjh Ligue 1 side, Lille.

Although they finished all square with Tottenham 3-3 on aggregate, it was Spurs that went through to the Champions League final by virtue of the away goals rule, thanks to their 3 goals in a 3-2 win away in Amsterdam in the 2nd leg, to break Ajax’s hearts.

Nevertheless, it was a great run by Ajax in last year’s competition as they claimed a few prize scalps along the way with wins over Real Madrid and Juventus in the knockout rounds to reach the semi-finals.

Ajax come into this encounter having registered back-to-back home leg wins over PAOK and APOEL in the 3rd qualifying round and play-offs respectively, so they’ll be in confident mood that they can grab the points against Lille on Tuesday night.


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Lille Prediction – Can Lille improve on the road

It’s been a mixed start to the new French Ligue 1 season for Tuesday night’s visitors, Lille, as they’ve won 3 but lost 2 of their first 5 league matches of the new domestic top flight season, having recorded wins over Nantes, Saint-Etienne and Angers respectively.

However, Lille have also tasted defeat against Amiens and Reims, and it’s worth noting that the 3 wins that Lille have accumulated so far this season have all been achieved on home turf at their Stade Pierre-Mauroy, while the 2 defeats have both been away from home.

This perhaps provides us with an early indication as to how Lille’s Champions League group campaign could unfold, and having won just 2 of their last 10 Champions League ties overall, this could be an uncomfortable period for Lille who face Ajax tonight, but then have the likes of Chelsea and Valencia to follow.

Switch to results away from home in this competition and you’ll find that Lille have lost 4 of their last 6 matches on their travels with defeats at Copenhagen, Valencia, Bayern Munich and Porto, and just the 2 wins during the sequence at lesser lights, BATE and Grashopper.


Key-Facts – Ajax v Lille

  • Ajax have lost just 2 of their last 14 home ties in the Champions League
  • Lille have lost 4 of their last 6 matches away from home in the Champions League
  • These two teams have never met before in any competition


Betting Tips Verdict

Ajax enjoyed an excellent run in last season’s competition and they should open their account with a win over the French side in Amsterdam.A