Apoel Nicosia vs Ajax Today’s Betting Prediction
Ajax comes to this Champions League playoff and are widely favored for the group stage. It’s never too much to remember that the Dutch side are having a brilliant season last season, when they reached the semi-finals, eliminating two giants of world football, first Real Madrid and then Juventus. It is true that they lost important players, especially De Jong and De Light, but proved in the previous round against a well-oriented and competitive team that can still have a good season. The Amsterdam side are already leading their league, and NEO GSP Staidum could take an important step to gain an advantage in this tie. APOEL has not yet been truly tested in this edition of the Champions League and will depend heavily on what you do in this game at home. Anything other than a good win may be short for the 2nd leg game.
Key Statistics for the match Apoel Nicosia vs Ajax
Ajax have more “good” skills in this competition and proved it by having a great season last season. Semi-finalist status deserves respect.
The Dutch squad already lead their league with 7 points, but the main objective at this stage is to ensure the entry into the group stage of the Champions League.
In the previous round they eliminated PAOK, a well-oriented team, but even so, Ajax left Greece “alive” with a draw (2-2) and won on their home ground (3-2) in the second leg.
APOEL reaches this stage without being tested yet. In addition, their championship has not even started yet, so the difference in competitive pace may be another additional problem for Cypriot formation.
Our Best Betting Prediction Apoel Nicosia vs Ajax
APOEL know that they will hardly lose in the 2nd leg match, so they will have to risk and try to win in this match. For that you will need to play eye to eye with Ajax, look for the goal, and this could be a match for over 2.5 goals, as Ajax scores in virtually every field. Even a draw to a ball can be very detrimental to APOEL.
Betting Prediction: over 2.5 goals