Tuesday night, Ajax Amsterdam moves to Nicosia to face APOEL in qualifying play-offs for the next Champions League. Both teams will want to win to qualify for the C1.
Ajax vs APOEL Nicosia Today’s Betting Prediction
Despite its semi-final reached last season and its title in the Netherlands championship, Ajax Amsterdam is still not qualified for the next Champions League. Forced to go through these qualifiers, the club Amsterdam could not do better than a draw in Cyprus on the ground of APOEL and is almost obliged to win to be certain to go in the group stage of this C1. However, the Lancers won the Netherlands Super Cup against PSV Eindhoven (2-0) and released the PAOK Thessaloniki in the third round (5-4 total: 2-2 in Greece in the first and third rounds). 2 at home). On the national scene, Ajax players lost points against Vitesse Arnhem (2-2) who made a good start to the season, before outclassing Emmen (5-0) and Venlo (4-1). The Amstellodamois did not play this weekend to prepare well this meeting.
For its part, APOEL Nicosia continues its merry way in these qualifiers of the Champions League. The club first eliminated the Montenegrins of Sutjeska by winning both games (0-1 and 3-0). Subsequently, the Cypriots were beaten at home by Azeri club Qarabag (1-2) but were able to react to the return to win outside (0-2) and reach the roadblocks. Having still not resumed their championship, the Cypriots have therefore resisted Ajax at home (0-0).
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Amputated from his fellow De Ligt (Juventus) and De Jong (Barcelona) who have packed their bags this summer, Ajax had to start a new cycle with the arrival of young defenders Edson Alvarez (ex America, MEX) and Lisandro Martinez (formerly Defensa, ARG), Romanian midfielder Razvan Marin (formerly Standard Liege) and winger Quincy Promes (formerly Sevilla FC), all of whom were used at the start of the season. On the other hand, last year’s holders Onana, Blind, van de Beek, Ziyech and Tadic all stayed at the club. The Danish striker Dolberg is in the process of starting in Nice and is not in the group, as the substitute Eting. Excluded in the first leg, the lateral holder Mazraoui is suspended. On the other hand, rookie Promes has been training normally and is expected to return.
APOEL is counting on his beloved Moussa Al Tamari, Lucas Souza, and Nuno Morais, the main artificer of the team with 13 goals. Serbian striker Pavlovic is also formidable. On the other hand, executives Alef and Vouros, international midfielder Efrem and defensive rookies Savic and Alzebdieh could all be absent after missing the first leg.
Ajax would be eliminated in case of a draw with goals (1-1, 2-2 etc …).
Our Best Betting Prediction Ajax vs APOEL Nicosia
Despite a draw in the first leg, Ajax seems to be able to accelerate to finally get his qualification for the group stage of the Champions League. Victory Ajax
Betting Prediction: Ajax score in both halves