Ajax vs Benfica: Prediction Odds & Betting Tips, 15/03/2022, Team News and Lineups
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Free Prediction and Betting Tips for Ajax vs Benfica
Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Ajax Win and Over 2.5 Goals – 1.68
Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Anytime Correct Score 2-0 – 2.14
Bookmaker Ratings prediction three: Ajax -1 Goals Handicap – 1.60
Ajax Win or Draw and Over 2.5 Goals
In seven matches played in the Champions League, Ajax won six and drew one. Moreover, Ajax won their three games at the John Cruijff Arena. In addition six of the seven games in the CL saw over 2.5 goals. Likewise, all seven of Benfica’s last matches saw over 2.5 goals.
Anytime Correct Score 2-0
Three times in the Champions League this season the 2-0 scoreline appeared in Ajax’s games. On the other side, twice Benfica went down by 0-2 in the CL since September.
Ajax -1 Goal Handicap
Ajax covered the -1 handicap in six matches in the Champions League this season. Also in the Eredivisie, the Dutch side won by one goal or more on 19 occasions. Meanwhile, Benfica lost twice in the CL and four times in the Portuguese league.
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— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) March 12, 2022
Ajax vs Benfica: Key Numbers & Markets
Preliminary Review and Match Prediction for Ajax vs Benfica
Ajax are having another remarkable season in all competitions. To clarify, the Dutch side won all six of their Champions League group stage fixtures scoring 3.14 goals per match (22). However, in the Eredivisie it is a lot closer than previous seasons as Erik ten Hag’s team is leading by two points in the Eredivisie standings.
Going back to the Champions League, Ajax are looking for their first triumph in Europe since 1995. The four-time European champions’ best result in recent years was reaching the semi-finals in the 2018-19 campaign. However, a tough return game awaits ten Hag as his team needs a clear win to go through, something they have done over 25 times this season.
On the other side, Benfica fought well in the first leg to get a draw after trailing twice during the match. In fact, the Eagles eliminated Barcelona from the group stage claiming four points off the Spanish giants. Nonetheless, coach Verissimo will be worried about his team’s away form having drawn two and lost one of their CL three trips.
Moreover, in their domestic league, Benfica are ten points off the pace from Porto who are on top of the standings. Certainly, traveling to Amsterdam boss Verissimo knows his defense has to be at its best. Conceding one goal per game looks good as a statistic but can they maintain that record at the Johan Cruijff Arena? That is the big question.
Ajax vs Benfica Prediction
Erik ten Hag will go on with his offensive style of play and attack from the kick-off. However, he can’t afford to concede any goals and his team’s 0.40 goals conceded at home must be maintained.
On the other hand, Verissimo will be happy to keep the home side from scoring as long as possible and even think of penalties. As a result, we think Ajax’s attack proved this season that they are strong and we think they can end this match in their favor.
Both Ajax and Benfica were able to score in all of their last ten games in all competitions. In addition, according to the statistics, there is a 60% chance for both teams to score. At Vbet, the odds for BTTS is 1.53 and we consider it our safe bet for this game.
While playing at the Johann Cruijff Arena, Ajax are averaging 5.00 goals per game. In addition, three times in the Champions League the Ten Hag’s men scored four or more goals. Hence we will back Ajax to score over 3.5 goals in this match with odds of 3.40.
Ajax vs Benfica First Goalscorer
Dusan Tadic is a Serbian Attacking midfielder or striker for Ajax and Serbia national team and captains them both. Since the start of the season, Tadic scored 11 goals in all competitions. We expect the 33-year-old to be the first goalscorer in this match.
— SL Benfica (@SLBenfica) March 12, 2022
Ajax vs Benfica Team News
For Ten hag there are injury worries for some key players. To start with, goalkeeper Remko Pasveer has a broken finger. In midfield, Noussair Mazraoui has a knee injury same as Brian Brobbey the attacker. Center back Jurrien Timber has a knock and might be fit for Tuesday.
As for Benfica, Rodrigo Pinha and Lucas Verissimo are both out till the end of June with cruciate ligament rupture. In addition, Haris Seferovic has a leg injury while Roman Yaremchuk is ill.
Ajax vs Benfica Lineups
Ajax: Onana, Tagliafico, Blind, Schuurs, Mazraoui, Klaassen, Gravenberch, Antony, Berghuis, Tadic, Haller.
Benfica: Vlachodimos, Lazaro, Vertonghen, Morato, Grimaldo, Silva, Weigl, Taarabt, Goncalves, Nunez, Ramos.
Most Popular FAQ for Ajax vs Benfica
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Ajax and Benfica drew 2-2 on 2 February 2022 in Lisbon.
Where will this match be played?
Tuesday’s fixture will be played at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out the odds at Vbet for Ajax vs Benfica.
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