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Ajax v Chelsea Prediction & Betting Tips, 23rd October 2019

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So far Chelsea have lost at home against Valencia and then narrowly beat Lille in the tough Group H. They get an extremely difficult away game in this fixture now to try and build momentum in. Ajax have won their opening two games are going to be a handful in Amsterdam. Read our Ajax v Chelsea betting tips for more.

Ajax v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Ajax 23/20
Draw 12/5
Chelsea 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 19th, 2019 at 1:12 p.m.)

Ajax News and Form

Two wins from two in Group H has seen Ajax take early control of things in the section. They were both 3-0 success as well against Valencia and Lille. So they are the front-runners for qualification from this group and they could do some serious damage to Chelsea’s hopes in this game. Last season Ajax were eliminated by English opposition, losing out dramatically to Tottenham in the semi-finals.

That was after the Dutch club had started in the second qualifying round. They only suffered two defeats in their 18 European matches last season (W10 D6) which was a remarkable run. They were great value for it as well, playing some brilliant football which knocked out Juventus and Real Madrid along the way. Their campaign this season started in the third qualifying round.

They were on a 14 match scoring streak of home European form before a 0-0 draw against APOEL in the playoff round. They have struggled for some home form in their most recent fixtures against English opposition. They have won just one of their last six such matches (D1 L4). From their five previous home games against teams from London specifically, Ajax are W1 D1 L3.

Ajax v Chelsea Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between Ajax and Chelsea

Chelsea News and Form

A home loss against Valencia was the worst start possible for Chelsea in this campaign, then they squeezed out a 2-1 win at Lille to at least get themselves on the board. That win in France moved Chelsea onto an eight-match undefeated streak of away form in Europe, winning six of those. They have taken a win in 11 of their last 20 European road games (D5 L4).

This will be Chelsea’s third game only against a Dutch side. Their one previous such encounter happened when they beat Feyenoord 3-1 in the 1999/200 UEFA Champions League. After taking part in last season’s Europa League and winning the title, Chelsea have tallied up at least three goals in half of their last ten European games. This season, at least on the domestic front, they have proven to be prolific in front of goal.

But not so good at the back. The Blues did have an unbeaten run of form last seasons in Europa League, winning 12 of their 15 games. Their loss against Valencia at the start of this campaign was their first European defeat since March 2018 (90 minutes). The Blues need to find a way to at least avoid defeat in this or they will be seriously struggling in this very evenly matched group.

Ajax v Chelsea Tips & Odds

Ajax to win & both teams to score at 11/4
Over 3.5 goals at 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 19th, 2019 at 1:12 p.m.)

Who will win – Ajax v Chelsea Predictions

Ajax are justifiable favourites here and they are worth backing to come up with the win. Chelsea still have big improvements to come in the defensive area and may not be able to contain the Dutch side here. Home win and both teams to score.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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