Liverpool Vs Ajax Betting Tip: Home & BTTS – 1 December 2020

Reds can edge open Anfield affair

Sean Klaiber / Ajax ©imago images / ANP 11/28/2020

England Liverpool Vs Ajax Netherlands

Tuesday 1st December 2020 – 20:00 (kick-off)
UEFA Champions League Group D
Pick: Liverpool Win & Both to Score
Odds: 7/4
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All odds displayed were correct at time of writing: 30th November 2020)

Preview: Tuesday’s outcome at Anfield could go a long way to deciding which of these sides progresses to the latter stages of a competition that two seasons ago featured both in the semi-finals. With Ajax trailing Liverpool by two points in Group D, it is the Dutch side who may need to go for broke on Merseyside.

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Liverpool Preview – Anfield can lift dispirited Reds?

All of a sudden the lead atop Group D is not so assured for Liverpool (W3 L1). The Reds are still in a commanding position to book their place in the knockout rounds, and will do so at Anfield on Tuesday should they pick up at least a point against Ajax, but their shock 2-0 defeat on Merseyside to Atalanta has made things interesting. Not that Jurgen Klopp would be in agreement, although he seldom is with anyone these days.

The German cut a belligerent figure on the touchline on Saturday following the 1-1 draw in Brighton. Frustrated no doubt at his team conceding a late penalty as they failed to retain the slender lead given to them by a ninth goal of the campaign for summer arrival Diogo Jota. That a third match in four to end without a win for Liverpool, whose luck this season with regards to decisions and injuries shows no sign of abating.

James Milner is the latest addition to the treatment room, depriving Klopp of one of his most reliable and versatile assets. Fortunately, Anfield has been known to galvanise a depleted home side (think Barcelona 4-0 without Firmino and Salah) while the Atalanta defeat marked their first at Anfield inside 90 minutes for more than two years, winning five of seven in all competitions so far in 2020/21.


Diogo Jota First Goalscorer



Ajax Preview – Eredivisie outfit in free-scoring mood?

For the Dutch side, no outcome on Tuesday will be enough to see the 2018/19 semi-finalists guaranteed progress. However, Erik ten Hag’s men will take a significant step towards the last-sixteen with three points in England, where they have avoided losing on each of their past four visits having scored four away to Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea in last season’s group stage.

Ajax (W2 D1 L1) went on to finish third in their group after narrowly missing out on qualification when accruing one point fewer than Chelsea and Valencia. A recent and painful reminder of what may await them once more should they not depart England with all three points on this occasion – especially with Atalanta, who are level on seven points, unlikely to slip up at home a Midtjylland side with no points thus far.

Six successive wins in all competitions since drawing 2-2 in Italy with Atalanta certainly suggests the Eredisivie are confident and capable enough of securing a result on Tuesday. A goal, meanwhile, has to be their minimum requirement: Ajax warmed up by putting five past FC Emmen on the road on Saturday, their fifth consecutive away fixture scoring two or more which includes both away group games so far.

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Liverpool Vs Ajax Betting Advice

Both teams will be feeling the pressure ahead of Matchday 5 and this should ensure a competitive encounter breaks out at Anfield – in contrast to what unfold here a week earlier. Liverpool were uncharacteristically poor on that occasion, losing 2-0 at home to Atalanta, and weren’t much better away to Brighton days later. The Reds invariably turn up at home in Europe, though.


Liverpool Vs Ajax – Key Facts:

  • In all five home games this season in which Liverpool have won, the hosts have scored at least two occasions and only twice without conceding themselves.
  • Five successive away matches for Ajax in all competitions scoring two or more, including in both games of this group away to Atalanta (2-2) and Midtjylland (1-2).
  • Ajax were the better side when they met on Matchday 1, however, it was Liverpool who came away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of full-back Tagliafico’s own goal.


Liverpool have won five of seven at home this season, scoring two or more in each of those victories and failing to score on the two occasions they weren’t. That leads me to believe that were we to get an open game, the hosts are the more likely to benefit. Therefore with Ajax frequent scorers on their travels, scoring two or more in each of their previous five said matches, a Liverpool win without a clean sheet appeals.

Best Betting Odds – Liverpool Vs Ajax

Liverpool – 7/10 (Betfair)
Draw – 17/5 (BetVictor)
Ajax – 19/5 (BetFred)