Ajax vs Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions
It appears that there will be three teams competing to qualify for the last sixteen stage of the Champions League when it comes to Group H and it’s Ajax who are sitting pretty after their first two matches.
The Dutch champions were sensational in the competition last year when reaching the semi-final stage of the competition, with Erik ten Hag’s team having begun the campaign by beating Lille 3-0 before claiming the same winning scoreline when winning in Valencia.
Ajax can effectively put themselves in the last sixteen of the competition when beating Chelsea, with at the Johan Cruyff Arena, with the Dutch side coping well after the high-profile departures of Frankie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt and they’ve been typically prolific in their domestic competition.
Hakim Ziyech continues to shine brightly and has already scored six goals this term, while Quincy Promes looks to be a snip of a signing at £14 million from Sevilla and the Dutchman appears to be happy back in his homeland.
As for Chelsea, this game could come at a good time and the Blues will draw enormous confidence from a 2-1 win away to Lille where Frank Lampard’s side created any number of chances and won the game late on.
Defensively, Fikayo Tomori has now hit the ground running and the young defender is a capable ball player, while there is a nice mix of experience in the form of N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta and Jorginho.
Chelsea are improving with every game and there could be some merit in backing them at a big price to win the 2019 Champions League, especially if they can get a positive result in this clash.
However, this game looks set to be a goal-filled encounter and we’re happy to back Over 2.5 Goals in Amsterdam considering that the two teams are likely to trade blows throughout the exchange.
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.66 with bet365
Ajax vs Chelsea - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s
Ajax Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
Chelsea Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
06Donny van de Beek
- Ajax Substitutes
- 01: Bruno Varela
- 09: Klaas Jan Huntelaar
- 07: David Neres Campos
- 18: Răzvan Marin
- 02: Perr Schuurs
- 15: Siem de Jong
- 12: Noussair Mazraoui
- Chelsea Substitutes
- 47: Billy Gilmour
- 33: Emerson
- 24: Reece James
- 23: Michy Batshuayi
- 22: Christian Pulisic
- 18: Olivier Giroud
- 13: Willy Caballero