Ajax and Liverpool will meet in the 1st round of the Champions League. Ajax is in great shape, they play attractive football and welcome Liverpool in a great mood. The guests did not win three games, and we will see if Klopp has a recipe for raising the team.
October 21st, 2020 – 21:00
Ajax vs Liverpool Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Ajax vs Liverpool Predictions
Ajax reached the Champions League semi-finals two seasons ago but have sold several top players since then. They had an eventful campaign last season, failing to make it out of their group. That wouldn’t have been the case if they’d hung onto a 4-1 away lead at Chelsea and drawing 4-4. Ajax finished on ten points in that group but still only finished third. They then lost to Getafe in the last 32 of the Europa League, so they will want a better campaign this time around. Ajax is second in the Eredivisie with four wins and a loss at Groningen from their five league games. Sunday saw them hammer Heerenveen 5-1 at home with two goals from Tadic. Ryan Gravenberch has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. He is 18 years old, and he is the future of Dutch football. Dušan Tadić is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. Quincy Promes plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
Jurgen Klopp’s team may have won the World Club Championship and Premier League title last season, but they lost their European crown. The Reds lost in the last sixteen to Atletico Madrid and will want to do better this season. Recent games haven’t seen them in the dominant form they were in last season. The weekend saw them draw 2-2 at Everton, and that followed that amazing 7-2 loss at Aston Villa and being knocked out of the EFL Cup on penalties by Arsenal. Three of their last six away Champions League matches have been lost. At least that’s a better record than in 2018 when five consecutive away games in this competition ended in defeat. Virgil van Dijk will be much missed in defense, he was injured in the match with Everton, and he will have a long break, a great pity for the best defender in the world. Mohamed Salah is a master of football, and it is a pleasure to watch his moves, he scored 19 goals last season, and the Egyptian does not spare his opponents.
It is going to be a very tight clash in which both sides have the chance to take points. It won’t be surprising if the game ends in a draw.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. We don’t believe either side will keep the clean sheet.