Juventus vs Ajax 2019 Champions League Odds & Prediction

Juventus vs Ajax 2019 Champions League Odds & Prediction

Written by on April 15, 2019

Ajax will be looking for the huge road upset when they take on superstar striker Ronaldo and Juventus in their UCL Leg 2 quarterfinal match on Tuesday. Now, with Ajax a huge underdog and favored Juventus looking to take another step toward reaching the Champions League Final, let’s find out where the best value lies in this intriguing pairing. Check out our Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Juventus vs Ajax!

Juventus vs Ajax 2019 Champions League Odds & Prediction

Why Bet on Ajax

Ajax looks like a solid pick to get the upset seeing as how they’ve gone 5-1-0 over their last six games, including a 1-1 draw against Juventus in their last Champions League contest on Wednesday. After falling into a 1-0 hole on Ronaldo’s 24th goal in Champions League quarterfinal matches, Ajax leveled the score on a breakthrough by Neres before going on to dominate possession to hold on for the tie. While Amsterdam didn’t get the win, the Champions League title hopefuls were satisfied with the draw.

“A 1-1 draw in a home game is not exactly what we were hoping for, but it is still a good result,” said Ajax coach Erik ten Hag. “The last time we lost 2-1 at home to Real Madrid, so everything is still alive for us.”

Ajax smacked Excelsior senseless in their 6-2 Dutch league win at home on Saturday.

“We have a team with much potential and we are showing that in the Champions League. It’s not for nothing we have made it to the quarterfinals,” added captain Matthijs de Ligt.

Form last 5

  • W – 3-1 vs PSV
  • W – 2-5 vs FC Emmen
  • W – 1-4 vs Wilhem II
  • D – 1-1 vs Juventus
  • W – 6-2 vs Excelsior

Expected Line-Up

  • Onana
  • Mazraoui
  • De Ligt
  • Blind
  • Veltman
  • Schone
  • De Jong
  • Neres
  • Van De Beek
  • Ziyech
  • Tadic

Why Bet On Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus might be huge favorites in this contest, but they’ll enter this affair with some serious motivation after suffering a humbling 2-1 loss against SPAL in their Serie A matchup on Saturday.  The loss helped deny Juventus winning Serie A for a record eighth time in a row as Kevin Bonifazi and Sergio Floccari struck for SPAL in the shocking loss.

“We had a lot of young players and they did well, but above all the second goal showed a lack of experience,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia after the game.

Not only that, but Juventus was humbled in their previous match, a 1-1 draw against….you guessed it….Ajax.

“Ajax are a team who, by reaching the quarterfinals, have got to have quality. They are good in possession, in tight spaces, and I think we did well defensively,” Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said recently. “We needed to do better in some moments when we regained the ball. We didn’t stretch the game as much as we should have done, particularly in terms of speed.”

Form last 5

  • W – 1-0 vs Empoli
  • W – 0-2 vs Cagliari
  • W – 2-1 vs AC Milan
  • D  – 1-1 vs Ajax
  • L – 2-1 vs SPAL

Expected Line-Up

  • Wojciech Szczęsny
  • Joao Cancelo
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Daniele Rugani
  • Alex Sandro
  • Miralem Pjanic
  • Rodrigo Bentancur
  • Blaise Matuidi
  • Federico Bernadeschi
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Mario Mandzukic

Expert Analysis and Prediction

I know Juventus is playing at home and that they’re heavy favorites, but I’m going to advise every soccer betting enthusiast that puts eyeballs on this article to back Ajax to get the huge draw in this quarterfinal pairing. Ajax is elite and clearly playing some excellent soccer heading into this match. Conversely, the same can’t be said for Juventus seeing as how they’ve looked mediocre at best in each of their last two matches.

Pick: Ajax 1 Juventus 1