Real Madrid v Ajax Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th March 2019

Ajax to fall short at the Bernabeu

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Real Madrid v Ajax Betting Tips – Champions League, 5th March 8.00pm

Real Madrid have a narrow advantage on the scoreboard. They hold a 2-1 advantage but they were pushed hard out in Amsterdam in the first leg of the tie. But they are strong favourites to push on through to the quarterfinals with home advantage to come. Read our predictions for Real Madrid v Ajax.

Real Madrid v Ajax Betting Odds*

Real Madrid 3/5
Draw 16/5
Ajax 4/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 3rd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)

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Real Madrid News and Form

Real Madrid hold a 2-1 advantage, but the first leg of this contest was a pretty even match up. Champions League title holders Real Madrid have won their last nine two-legged knockout ties in the tournament. Real Madrid have a strong head to head record of W8 D1 L4 over Ajax. In their last three home games against the Dutch side, Real Madrid have scored nine goals and have conceded just the one.

They are aiming to reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the ninth straight season. From their previous appearances at this stage of the competition Real Madrid are at W9 L6, winning their last eight ties on the bounce. Real Madrid hold a W6 L3 record in two-legged ties against Dutch sides. Los Merengues have won their last five home games against Dutch opponents. They have only taken six defeats in their last 50 European matches, home away. Two of those defeats have been in their last five home games though.

Ajax News and Form

Ajax have not taken a win in any of their last seven UEFA Champions League knockout stage matches (D2 L5). This is only their second appearance in the round of sixteen, having suffered a loss against Inter Milan in their previous appearance back in their 2005/06 campaign. Ajax are on a three-match losing streak away from home in Champions League knockout stage matches.

The last time they met Spanish opposition was in the 2016/17 Europa League group stage, and they took a 2-2 draw in the away leg against Celta Vigo. That snapped a six-match losing streak in Spain that they were in. Ajax have a W7 L2 record from nine previous two-legged ties against Spanish opposition. Ajax have a W2 L12 record from two-legged ties in European action after having lost the first leg at home. They are the only side to have come through the qualifying rounds to have made it this far.

Real Madrid v Ajax Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 4/9
Real Madrid to win & both teams to score at 8/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 3rd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)

Real Madrid v Ajax Predictions

Real Madrid to win: We expect Real Madrid to still produce the victory in this one, but it may be worth backing the Dutch side to at least get on the scoresheet. Ajax gave a really good account of themselves in that first leg. Real Madrid to win & both teams to score.

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