Champions League Match Preview: Juventus vs Ajax (Agg 1-1)

 

Juventus are the favorites after drawing 1-1 away to Ajax in the first leg. The Old Lady have only lost one home game in all competitions this season and that was back in November.

Ajax may rue missed chances from the first leg but have nothing to fear after winning away to Real Madrid in the last round.

Juventus are not at their best at the moment but it is hard to see past Cristiano Ronaldo inspiring Ajax through to the semi-finals.

Team News

Juventus- Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the starting XI after being given the weekend off but Juventus will not have Mario Mandzukic to call on here.

Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa or Moise Kean are the options to replace Mandzukic. Place bet on today’s Champions League games 

Giorgio Chiellini has not recovered from injury in time to make the squad but Emre Can has been included by Max Allegri.

Daniele Rugani was a fitness doubt ahead of Tuesday’s game but is in the squad and expected to start here. Veteran Andrea Barzagli is on standby.

Federico Bernardeschi will incur a one-match ban with his next booking.

Ajax- Ajax have recovered Noussair Mazraoui from suspension but have now lost left-back Nicolás Tagliafico to a ban. Daley Sinkgraven may get a rare start as a result.

Frenkie de Jong is a huge doubt for Tuesday after pulling up with a hamstring injury in the first half of Ajax’s 6-2 win over Excelsior on Saturday.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar played a direct hand in four league goals at the weekend but it not expected to start here

De Jong’s absence may force Ajax into a change of formation and hand an opportunity for Kasper Dolberg to start.

Matthijs de Ligt and Daley Blind are one booking away from a one-match ban.

Match Facts

Ajax are undefeated in 16 of their last 17 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Juventus are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Ajax in all competitions.

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As at the time this post Juventus has 1.70 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Ajax has 5.44 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.89.

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