Preview - Juventus vs Ajax 17 April 19

Started by Harry85, Apr 16, 2019, 10:40 PM

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Champion's League Quarter Final
Juventus vs. Ajax
Wednesday, April 17th 2019
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Allianz Stadium
First Leg Score: Ajax 1 - 1 Juventus

Last five matches form: W W W D L
CL Average goals per match: 1.44
CL Average goals against per match: 0.78
CL Top Scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo & Paulo Dybala (5)

Last five matches form: W W W D W
CL Average goals per match: 1.89
CL Average goals against per match: 1.00
CL Top Scorer: Dusan Tadić (6)

The Champion's League is really beginning to heat up now and this week sees the quarter finals reach their conclusion. One of the toughest of the four games to call comes at the Allianz Stadium as Juventus play host Ajax.

Having come away from Amsterdam with a 1-1 draw, Juventus will be favoured to finish the job in front of their own fans. Having turned things around in Real Madrid in the second leg of the round of 16 though, Ajax will likely head here in confident mood.

It was Ajax who were the better side in that opening leg, and they probably deserved to come away with a lead only to be pegged back by that man Cristiano Ronaldo.

The sides warmed up for this game in very different style; Juventus surprisingly losing at SPAL, whilst Ajax thumped Excelsior 6-2.

Giorgio Chiellini, Juan Cuadrado and Mario Mandzukic all miss out for Juventus. Ajax will be without the injured Carel Eiting and the suspended Nicolás Tagliafico. Frenkie De Jong is also reportedly struggling to make it on time but hasn't been ruled out yet.

Juventus have lost only one of their last 25 at home. That defeat did come in this competition though when losing to a Manchester United side that we would rate as inferior to this Ajax outfit.

Ajax have lost only one of their last eleven away from home in this competition, scoring in 13 of their last 14.

Juventus seem unlikely to take too many risks against an Ajax side which can be so dangerous on the counter. They don't look anything like so watertight at the back without Chiellini though and we can see an upset here. Ajax through on away goals.

Prediction: Juventus 2 - 2 Ajax

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