2022 Champions League Round of 16 Odds: Ajax Vs Benfica Betting Analysis

2022 Champions League Round of 16 Odds: Ajax Vs Benfica Betting Analysis

Oddsmakers respect Dutch Eredivisie power Ajax so much that Amsterdam is a road chalk versus Benfica in the first leg of their Round of 16 matchup. Protueguese Liga squad Benfica believes it’s being disrespected. Will Benfica get it done on their pitch? Or are the oddsmakers right about Ajax taking the first leg in regulation? See below for Champions League odds, analysis, and free picks for Ajax at Benfica. 

Ajax versus Benfica | UCL Round of 16 Betting Odds for 1st Leg Match

Ajax at Portugal – UCL Match Betting Info

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Where: Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  

Why bet on Ajax Amsterdam versus Benfica?

Ajax has dominated their opponents. In their last 10 matches, Ajax hasn’t just won, but they’ve destroyed their opponents. The best team in the Eredivisie has outscored their last 5 opponents 16-to-1. In their last 10 matches, all victories, Ajax has outscored their opponents a combined 39 goals to 1. PSV Eindhoven is the only team to score a goal against Ajax in their last 10 games. 

Ajax Amsterdam Last 5

  • W – 0-1 vs. Willem II
  • W – 5-0 vs. FC Twente
  • W – 5-0 vs. Vitesse
  • W – 3-0 vs. Heracles Almelo
  • W – 1-2 vs. PSV Eindhoven

Ajax Amsterdam predicted starting lineup

  • Pasveer
  • Martinez
  • Timber
  • Blind
  • Mazraoui
  • Alvarez
  • Berghuis
  • Danilo
  • Haller
  • Tadic
  • Antony

Why bet on Benfica Lisbon versus Ajax Amsterdam?

Save for a couple of losses against Bayern, Benfica stepped it up in group play. The Portuguese Liga squad beat Barcelona 3-0 and dusted Dynamo Kiev 2-0 on their way to qualifying for the Round of 16. The victory over Barca impresses big time. If that Benfica squad shows up, they can pull off the upset over Ajax, especially because this happens on Benfica’s field. 

Benfica Lisbon Last 5

  • D – 2-2 vs. Boavista
  • W – 2-1 vs. Santa Clara
  • W – 1-3 vs. Tondela
  • L – 1-2 vs. Gil Vicente
  • W – 0-2 vs. Arouca

Benfica Lisbon predicted starting lineup

  • Vlachodimos
  • Vertonghen
  • Otamendi
  • Grimaldo
  • Lazaro
  • Weigl
  • Taarabt
  • Everton
  • Rafa
  • Nunez
  • Ramos

Ajax Amsterdam at Benfica Lisbon Betting Analysis

Benfica is a good soccer club. But the home team in this struggled to make it out of their group. Dusting Barcelona was nice, but Bayern blasted Benfica 4-0 and 5-2.

Dynamo Kiev forced a draw in the first match. So if Benfica hadn’t beaten Kiev 2-0 in the second, they wouldn’t have notched their ticket to the Round of 16.

Ajax has played like a potential Champions League finalist. The Amsterdam squad rolled through their group stage opponents, beating Sporting CP 5-1 and 4-2 and destroying Dortmund 4-0 and 3-1.

The road chalk also beat Besitkas when they didn’t have to. But there’s another reason to like Ajax. The favorite in this doesn’t just dominate in Champions League matches. Ajax is dominating every foe they face. Don’t be surprised if the team from Amsterdam wins this by at least 2 goals.  

Champions League Pick: Ajax Amsterdam


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