Juventus v Ajax Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th April 201915th April 2019 / lee
Juventus v Ajax Betting Tips – Champions League, 16th April 8.00pm
This tie is level at 1-1 after the meeting in Amsterdam. Now Juventus get the advantage of home soil to try and finish this tie off. They will have to be wary though as Ajax went to the Bernabeu in the second leg of their round of sixteen tie and hammered Real Madrid. Will the Dutch side be able to do the same in Turin, or can Juve defend home soil? Read our predictions for Juventus v Ajax.
Juventus v Ajax Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)
Juventus News and Form
The Old Lady picked up a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the first leg of this tie, so things are fairly well balanced as the action heads back to Turin. Cristiano Ronaldo, on a return from injury, got their goal in the fixture which makes it eight goals from six previous appearances against Ajax for him.
In the last round of the Champions League, Juventus had lost away at Atletico Madrid in the first leg, before powering their way to a 3-0 win back on home soil. Ronaldo got all three goals. Juventus are now undefeated in their last ten games against Ajax, winning five of their last seven against them.
Juve have only suffered the two defeats in their 13 previous European games against the Amsterdammers. The Italians have claimed a win in all four of their previous two-legged contests against Ajax. In their previous five home games against Ajax, Juventus have claimed a W3 D2 record from that, blanking their Dutch opponents in their last two in Turin.
Juventus have won three of their four home games this season in the Champions League (W3 L1). The Old Lady have a fantastic home record in the Champions League at the Juventus Stadium, losing just three of 37 previous games there (W22 D12). The Italians are unbeaten in seven against Dutch sides (W4 D3), home and away.
Ajax News and Form
Ajax came through the qualifiers to get to this stage, the only side left in the tournament to have come through the qualifying rounds. In the first leg of this tie it was a David Neres goal 11 seconds into the second period kept their hopes alive. In the round of sixteen, Ajax looked to be on their way out after first leg home defeat against Real Madrid.
However, they went to the Bernabeu and produced a stunning 4-1 win at the Bernabeu to prevail against the current holders. Making that win all the more remarkable was that Ajax had failed to win any of their previous seven games in the knockout stages of the Champions League (D2 L5) before their success at the Bernabeu.
It has only been the one defeat that Ajax have suffered in their last 15 games in European actin, winning eight of those. Away from home they have put together a good W3 D4 record in Europe so have held their own, and that sequence includes a draw at Bayern Munich and the win at Real Madrid.
So there is every chance that they are going to stick in this tie in Turin. They are on a four match undefeated streak in Italy (W2 D2), picking up a clean sheet in each of those games. Overall in two-legged ties against Italian sides, Ajax are W5 L7, losing three of their last four. Ajax have lost nine of the 12 UEFA competition ties in which they drew the home first leg.
Juventus v Ajax Tips & Odds
Juventus v Ajax Predictions
Juventus to win: Ajax are going to pose a threat because they are positive and they are quick. However, Juventus on home soil are so tough to break down and look what they did in the second leg at home in the last round. They rose to the challenge and can do so here. Home win.
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