Ajax v APOEL Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th August 2019

Ajax can see off the Cypriots

Champions League Betting

Ajax v APOEL Betting Tips – Champions League, 28th August 8.00pm

Considering that they have the second leg of this Champions League play-off tie to come on home soil, Ajax will be pretty happy at the end of the day with their 0-0 result in Cyprus. The circumstances now leaves APOEL with a tough night to come in Amsterdam, but they have the potential of crucial away goals. Read our predictions for Ajax v APOEL.

Ajax v APOEL Betting Odds*

Ajax 2/9
Draw 11/2
APOEL 10/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 25th, 2019 at 8:28 p.m.)

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Ajax News and Form – Will it be comfortable for Ajax at home against APOEL?

This looked as if it might be a tight playoff tie and that is the way it is after the first leg, which ended 0-0. Ajax could not get a goal on the board away from home, so will that come back to haunt them? In the end, they had to survive playing the final ten minutes in Cyprus with ten men. But still, they will be reasonably confident on home soil of delivering the win to get through. But of course, the concern will be the potential of away goals for APOEL.

Ajax 2-0 correct score
6/1

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The one previous time that Ajax hosted the Cypriots, it ended in a 4-0 win for the Dutch side. That was back in the 2014 Champions League.  Ajax, who were losing semi-finalists in last season’s Champions League are still adjusting to some summer changes. They sold off Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong. Ajax have not quite been at their best with a W4 D3 record in their last seven games across all competitions. They may need to show some patience.

Ajax v APOEL Head to Head

Ajax are W1 D2 in their three previous meetings
Both teams have scored in just one of the three previous meetings

 

Key-Facts – Ajax v APOEL

  • Ajax were reduced to 10 men in the first leg
  • APOEL have won 2 of their last 8 UCL away games
  • The Cypriots won at Qarabag in the last round

 

APOEL News and Form – Can APOEL produce a famous upset?

APOEL entered the Champions League qualification campaign in the second round this season. It was an easy 4-0 success on aggregate over Sutjeska 4-0 which they took there. They then knocked off a reasonably strong FK Qarabag 3-2 on aggregate. APOEL showed character too against Qarabag, as they had lost the first leg 2-1 at home. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg of this tie, they are slightly better off than they were at this stage in the last round.

At the end of the day though, APOEL were at home, playing against ten men and that surely has to be a missed opportunity for them. APOEL have won both of their away games this season in the Champions League with a clean sheet. Their away record in the competition is not great at W2 D2 L4 in their last eight. They failed to score in four of those eight games in the sequence. They have some work to put in.

Ajax v APOEL Tips & Odds

Ajax to win to nil at evens
Under 2.5 goals at 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 25th, 2019 at 8:28 p.m.)

Ajax v APOEL Predictions

Ajax to win: Ajax should collect the win in Amsterdam here. It is hard to imagine an upset happening in the fixture. APOEL missed a big chance on home soil with Ajax down a man. They couldn’t score then and probably won’t in this one. Ajax to win to nil.


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