Benfica vs Ajax: Prediction Odds and Betting Tips, 23/02/22 Team News and Lineups

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Benfica vs Ajax prediction for Wednesday’s Champions League showdown at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. Another Champions League knockout stage interesting clash as Benfica host Ajax. It is another balanced tie in terms of the two clubs’ history in European football. Read on for our free prediction betting tips and preview.
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Benfica vs Ajax Free Predictions and Betting Tips

Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Draw or Ajax Win and Over 1.5 Goals – 1.51

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Ajax -0.5 Goals Handicap – 1.85

Bookmaker Ratings prediction three: Anytime Correct Score 0-1 – 1.63

Draw or Ajax Win and Over 1.5 Goals

Benfica are having a very weak spell at home domestically winning one of their last five outings. On the contrary, Ajax have a perfect eight wins in their last eight trips. In addition, all 12 previous games at Estadio la Luz ended in over 1.5 goals making the chances for such an outcome 95%.

Ajax -0.5 Goals Handicap

According to the bookies, Ajax are the favorites to win. Moreover, the statistics show that the chances for an Ajax win are 100%. Hence the possibility for Ajax to cover the -0.5 handicap is extremely since they did that in all of their group stage fixtures.

Anytime Correct Score 0-1

Ajax took the lead in their last seven matches in the Eredivisie. Also, in the group stages of the current Champions League campaign, the Jews opened the scoring in four of their six games. With the offensive strength that Ajax are known for, we predict for them to open the scoring again.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Benfica vs Ajax

The big achievement for Benfica was eliminating five-time Champions League winners Barcelona from the group stage. However, the two-time winners themselves, Benfica need to show some improvement in their home games. 

To point out, Benfica won just one of their last five home games and that was in their last match against Santa Clara. Obviously, the Eagles have some defensive issues conceding in all five of those home games. Equally, the goalscoring record is not so convincing with just over one goal per game in their last five outings at la Luz.

Ajax are one of the most consistent teams in Europe with only two defeats since the start of the season in August. Moreover, the Dutch side have scored an average of 3.3 goals scored in the first phase of the CL. 

According to the bookies, Ajax are the favorites to win this match and eventually qualify to the next round. However, coach Eric ten Hag’s team are not able to reach the final rounds of the Champions League in recent years. The Four-time European champions look very eager to do well this time around and are looking for their first title since 1995.

Benfica vs Ajax Prediction

Playing as the underdogs, Benfica must be at their best to overcome Ajax. However, we think the Dutch side are better in every way at the moment and have all the capabilities to come out at least with a draw from the 1st leg. Therefore, we will back a double chance of a draw or away win and over 1.5 goals.

Safe Bet

Considering the fact that the last two meetings between Benfica and Ajax produced two and one goals, we think we will see one to three goals in this match. That was the case in four of Benfica’s and Ajax’s matches in the group stage together. With odds of 1.56 at Vbet, we consider 1-3 goals as a safe bet.

Quick Rich

In all six of their matches in the group stages, Ajax scored at least one goal in the first half. Also, in the Eredivisie, during six of their last seven matches, Ajax scored one or more goals before the break. Hence, we find it a good way for a quick profit to bet for Ajax to score one or more goals in the first half with odds of 3.15 at Vbet.

Benfica vs Ajax First Goalscorer

Sebastian Haller scored an amazing ten goals in five matches he played in the Champions League this season. In addition, to his 16 strikes in the Eredivisie, Haller was the first player on target in two games at the group stage. Consequently, we predict the Ivory Coast striker to be the first goalscorer.

Benfica vs Ajax Team News

In defense, Almeida and Verissimo are doubtful for Benfica for Wednesday’s game. Also, Seferovic who plays as a center-forward is suffering from a leg injury and may not be fit to play.

On the Ajax side, Center-forward Brian Brobbey is on the long-term injury list with a torn cruciate ligament. In addition, attacking midfielder Mohammed Lhattaren has fitness issues and is racing against time to be fit and be ready for selection.

Benfica vs Ajax Predicted Lineups

Benfica: Vlachodimos, Lazaro, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo, Everton, Taarabt, Weigl, Silva, Nunez, Ramos.

Ajax: Pasveer, Mazraoui, Timber, Martinez, Blind, Berghuis, Alvarez, Klaassen, Antony, Haller, Tadic.

Most Popular FAQ for Benfica vs Ajax

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Benfica and Ajax drew 1-1 on November 7, 2018, in Lisbon.

Where will this match be played?

Wednesday’s game will be played at Estadio la Luz in Lisbon.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this fixture?

We recommend checking out the odds at Vbet for Benfica vs Ajax.

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