Getafe vs Ajax Betting Tip Ajax – 20 February 2020

Ajax to show European pedigree

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SpainGetafe vs AjaxNetherlands
20th February 1755hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick Ajax
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 21/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 19 February

Getafe continue to impress domestically and in Europe and will be looking to cause a big upset as they face last year’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax in the last-32.

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Considering this is Getafe’s first appearance in European competition for 10 years then it’s already been an achievement for the Spaniards to get through the group stage. Basel were the only team to defeat Getafe in their section, losing home and away to the Swiss outfit. Qualification was assured on the final match day and ensured they have this last-32 tie against Ajax to look forward to.
As we have come to expect from this team, their passage through to this stage was achieved courtesy of a really strong defensive showing. The only goals Getafe conceded in the group stage was in those defeats to Basel. Keeping four clean sheets in six matches is an indication of how solid this team are.
Our betting prediction:
Ajax win BTTS

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Since defeating Krasnodar in their last Europa League game, Getafe have continued to to ride high in La Liga. They currently sit third in the table and two points clear of the teams outside the top four. Of course, having missed out on Champions League football on the final day of last season their motivation will be incredibly high to go one better in this campaign.
Four straight wins in La Liga (without conceding a goal) was brought to an end at the weekend going down 2-1 away to Barcelona. They were somewhat unfortunate not to get something out that game.

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It’s fair to say that Ajax would not have been expecting to be competing in the Europa League beyond Christmas. Last year’s Champions League semi-finalists (who came within a few seconds of going to the final) were seemingly on pace to qualify for the knockout stages of that competition once again. All the Dutch champions required was a draw at home to Valencia and they were through.

Unfortunately, a 1-0 loss ended their hopes of going any further and they now find themselves in the Europa League.

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This, of course, is a competition Ajax have fond recent memories of following their run to the final back in 2017. They lost out to Manchester United on that occasion but it was a season which gave their young stars valuable experience on the European stage.

It’s likely that this summer will see further departures of key players so this will represent the last opportunity for this squad to win a European trophy. Having won every domestic honour last season Ajax are looking well placed to do the same again with a six point lead in the Eredivisie and reaching the latter stages of the Dutch Cup.

Getafe vs Ajax Betting Advice

It’s a really intriguing contest between two clubs with very different European histories. For all the honours won and prestige that Ajax carry, Getafe are still very much novices in this arena. That’s evidenced by the fact they will be competing against a Dutch team for just the second time in their history.
Despite that, Ajax will be well aware of the threat Getafe pose. And they don’t need to be reminded of how dangerous Spanish clubs can be with Valencia still very much fresh in their memory.
Key Facts – Getafe vs Ajax Betting Tip
  • Getafe – competing in their first European campaign since 2010 – finished second in the group behind Basel
  • Ajax were surprisingly eliminated from this year’s Champions League having impressed so much last season
  • This will be only the second time Getafe have faced a Dutch side in competitive football


I’m surprised to a degree that Getafe have been made favourites for this. There’s no doubting they have a very strong home record. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Basel are the only teams to have beaten them at home this season. However, Ajax’s last defeat on their European travels was back in August 2017 and their style very much suits playing away.

As such, the odds on offer for an Ajax win are just too tempting.


The best betting odds for Getafe vs Ajax


Getafe to win: 13/10 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Ajax to win: 2/1 at Bet365