Ajax vs Real Madrid Prediction & Tips
It is a historic moment for Ajax as it takes part in the UEFA Champions League (CL) round of 16 for the first time in 13 years, but will need to improve a lot if it wants to reach the quarter-finals. It comes in a pretty mediocre performance at the local level, as it has lost points in three of its last four Eredivisie games (G1, E1, P2).
Ajax giant secured his way to the next round of the competition when he still had to play a game of the group stage and did so because he went undefeated at home. Something to note is that he has scored 23 goals in his last four Eredivisie games at home – including an 8-0 win during that stretch.
In something that seems to be a spectacular coincidence, Real Madrid qualified for the 16th best round for the 16th consecutive time and although the pair of defeats against CSKA Moscow in the group stage sowed doubts within the galáticos, since then the team has won five consecutive wins in LaLiga.
Real Madrid has a record of G2, P1 in the games as a visitor in which part as a favorite in betting; that is also the case in this match, where Real Madrid can boast of having the second highest average of total shots playing away from home in the UCL (17.3). In addition, Real Madrid have won all three of their matches against Ajax by a margin of three or more goals.
Players to watch: Dušan Tadić (AJA) is scoring goals consistently, since he has five in the CL and 13 in the Eredivisie. On the side of the visiting team, Gareth Bale (MAD) comes to get a new record after scoring his 100th goal with the whites last weekend.
Statistics to consider: Ajax registered a draw in their only game of CL where they did not start as the favorite in the bets (in local condition).
Real Madrid have scored at least twice in each of their last 14 away wins at UCL.
Ajax is the team that has received the most cards (along with Tottenham) as a local at the UCL, with 10.
Ajax – Real Madrid FREE TIPS
Real Madrid – Win @ 1.90
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90