Ajax v PAOK Betting Tips: 1 and Over 2.5, 2019-08-13

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Tuesday 13th August 2019
Kickoff: 1930hrs
Pick: Ajax win/Over 2.5
Bookmaker: Coral
Odds: 1.85 (odds taken at 23:05 GMT, 12 August 2019)

1 X 2
1.32 5.50 8.80

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 12, 2019 at 23:05)

Tuesday night brings us the 2nd legs of the 3rd qualifying round in the Champions League and our next preview features a clash between Dutch side, Ajax, and Greek outfit, PAOK, as the betting tips continue at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam.

Champions League at Coral

Ajax Prediction – Can Ajax press home advantage?

Following last week’s 2-2 draw away in Greece against PAOK in the 1st leg of this Champions League tie, Ajax are now seemingly well placed ahead of this return leg.

The Johan Cruijff Arena will be the venue of this deciding leg as Ajax look to not only extend their unbeaten run to 6 matches, but progress to the play-offs stage.

A 5-match sequence without defeat in all competitions has seen Ajax register a 2-0 Super Cup win over PSV, as well as draws in the Eredivisie and Champions League.

On the domestic front, Ajax opened their Eredivisie season with a 2-2 draw away at Vitesse which was swiftly followed up with an emphatic win on home turf.

Over the weekend, Ajax recorded a resounding 5-0 thumping of Emmen at their Johan Cruijff Arena which will serve as a timely boost ahead of this deciding leg against PAOK.

Overall form in the Champions League has been steady for Ajax who have suffered just 2 defeats out of their last 21 ties.

Last season, Ajax also upset the odds by beating Real Madrid and Juventus in quick succession which saw them reach the semi-finals.


Ajax v PAOK Both teams to score

Bet at bet365


PAOK Prediction – Can PAOK upset the odds?

After failing to make the most of their home advantage in last week’s 1st leg at the Stadio Toumbas, PAOK have a difficult return leg ahead of them in Amsterdam.

The Greek club were held to a 2-2 draw by Ajax and now face a very tough return leg against a side that performed in excellent fashion last season.

Surprisingly, last week’s 1st leg was PAOK’s first competitive match of their new campaign as the domestic Greek season hasn’t yet started.

A string of pre-season friendlies have produced some good results though for the visitors who have registered 5 wins from their 7 matches played.

PAOK did suffer just 1 defeat though in their warm-up preparations which was a 1-0 loss away to Dutch club, AZ Alkmaar.

This result may prove to be pivotal and an indication to where PAOK sit on the football chain, despite having won their last 4 away matches on the trot.

Friendly wins away at Universitatea Cluj, Sint-Truiden, Anderlecht and Fortuna Sittard are not the same though as the Champions League arena.

The visitors have played 8 previous ties away from home in this competition and have won just once – along with 6 draws.


Key-Facts – Ajax v PAOK

  • Ajax have lost just 2 of their last 21 Champions League ties overall
  • PAOK have won just 1 of their 8 away ties in the Champions League (6 draws)
  • 6 of Ajax’s last 9 Champions League ties at home have produced over 2.5 goals


Betting Tips Verdict

Ajax with home advantage should get over the line here with goals as well.