Benfica and Ajax will meet in the eighth-finals of the Champions League. Benfica finished the group stage in second place ahead of Barcelona, which is a big surprise, and the round of 16 is a great success. Ajax finished the group stage in first place with all six wins, they played attractive football with many goals, and Erik ten Haag is proud of his players.
February 23rd, 2022 – 21:00
Benfica vs Ajax Betting Tips & Predictions
Ajax to win @ 1.90
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.70
Correct score 1:2 @ 10.00
Reason for Benfica vs Ajax Predictions
Benfica pulled out of a group with two European giants: an insatiable Bayern, against whom he suffered two heavy defeats, and a sick Barça, whom he subdued in the first leg 3-0 in Portugal and hooked in the return 0-0 in Catalonia. Their 4 points against the Blaugrana propelled them to 2nd place. This qualification is already a great satisfaction for the Portuguese club, which hopes to surprise Europe. This is its last big game of the season. Eliminated from the Portuguese Cup and beaten in the final of the League Cup by Sporting 2-1, the Lisbon people will not shine in the league either, unless the situation turns around. After their recent wins against Tondela 3-1 and Santa Clara 2-1, they could not do better than a draw at Boavista on Friday 2-2, which puts them further away from the title. Roman Yaremchuk finally shows his proper form and scores important goals. He creates a lot of problems for the opposing defenders. Julian Weigl found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Haris Seferovic (Leg Injury) and Lucas Veríssimo (Ruptured cruciate ligament) will not play.
Ajax dreams of repeating the shot of his epic in the 2018-2019 season when he missed qualifying for the final by nothing. Amsterdam’s form is still impressive as the round of 16 approaches. Sébastien Haller’s club has won its last nine matches in all competitions, the last of which with river scores. He crushed Vitesse 5-0 to qualify for the Dutch Cup semi-finals and inflicted the same price on Twente 5-0 in the league. Ajax is heading towards the title with five lengths ahead of its runner-up. Europe only has eyes for Sébastien Haller. The Ivorian striker amazed everyone during the group stage by scoring ten goals, half of those of his team. Dusan Tadic is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. Antony plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Benfica is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Ajax should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.