Juventus v Ajax Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th April 2019

Old Lady to survive tough test

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It was once again Cristiano Ronaldo to the rescue for Juventus in this season’s Champions League. He got their goal in a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam. So this tie is still fairly well balanced as Ajax look a very positive side. They made it through the last round with a thumping win at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid. Can they do the same in Turin? Read our Juventus v Ajax betting tips for more.

Juventus v Ajax Betting Odds*

Juventus 8/13
Draw 11/4
Ajax 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

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Juventus News and Form

Juventus could only manage a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam in the first leg of this quarter-final tie with Ajax. So the tie is nicely balanced and the first leg was pretty even as well. It was Cristiano Ronaldo who got the goal for Juve, making it eight goals in six games against Ajax. In the last round, Juventus lost the first leg of their tie away at Atletico Madrid only to turn things around back on home soil emphatically. Juventus are currently undefeated in their last ten games against Ajax now, winning five of their last seven.

Overall Juventus have lost two of their 13 previous European fixtures against Ajax. The Italians have claimed a win in all four of their previous two-legged contests against Ajax. Juventus are W3 D2 in their five previous home games against the Dutch club, not conceding in their last two. Juventus have won three of their four home games this season in the Champions League (W3 L1). The Old Lady have suffered only the three defeats in their 37 European matches at the Juventus Stadium (W22 D12). The Italians are unbeaten in seven against Dutch sides (W4 D3), home and away.

 

Key-Facts – Juventus v Ajax

  • Juventus are undefeated on home soil against Ajax
  • The Old Lady are undefeated in their last seven games against Dutch sides
  • Ajax took a 4-1 win at Real Madrid in the last round

 

Ajax News and Form

Ajax are the only side left in the competition to have come through the qualifying rounds in this season’s tournament. a David Neres goal 11 seconds into the second period kept their hopes well and truly alive from that first leg. In the round of sixteen Ajax had lost at home in the first leg of their tie against Real Madrid, but then produced a stunning 4-1 win at the Bernabeu to prevail against the current holders. Ajax were winless in their seven knockout stage matches in the Champions League (D2 L5) before their success at the Bernabeu, making it all the more incredible.

Ajax have suffered one defeated in their last 15 European games (W8 D6). Out on the road in this season’s campaign they are W3 D4 so have held their own, and that sequence includes a draw at Bayern Munich and the win at Real Madrid. They may not go away lightly. They are also undefeated in their last four away games in Italy (W2 D2), banking a clean sheet in each of those games. Their overall record against Italian sides in two-legged ties is W5 L7, losing three of their last four. Ajax have lost nine of the 12 UEFA competition ties in which they drew the home first leg.

Juventus v Ajax Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 10/11
Both teams to score at 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

Who will win – Juventus v Ajax Predictions

So things were fairly even in the first contest and Ajax will carry plenty of belief with them to Turin. However, Juventus on home soil are a much different beast to a Juventus away from home. The hosts should just have enough to edge this.


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