Ajax v Real Madrid Match Info
Date: Wednesday February 13th 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Venue: Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
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Ajax took Bayern to the wire as they finished only two points behind them in Group E. However, Niko Kovac’s men hadn’t exactly been firing on all cylinders at the beginning of the season, even if they still managed to win four of their six unbeaten European matches, drawing both fixtures with Ajax.
Indeed, Real Madrid have had a similar sort of season to that German outfit as they went on a run of four defeats from five winless matches in all competitions across September and October, while Barcelona thumped them 5-1 shortly after too.
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Ajax v Real Madrid Stats
- Ajax have not lost a competitive home fixture since November 2017
- Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures in all competitions
- Los Blancos have won their last six European meetings with the Dutch side
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Ajax are the most successful Dutch side in history and their tradition of winning trophies also stretches into European football where they have won the European Cup on four consecutive occasions. As such, for many purists it’s great to see them back in the elite continental competition and they managed to make it through the group stages too, beating off competition from AEK Athens and Benfica to progress alongside German giants Bayern Munich.
In the Eredivisie, de Godenzonen have now slipped five points behind PSV Eindhoven after losing two of their last three games, both on the road to Heracles Almelo and Feyenoord, but they return to European action in midweek and return to the Johan Cruyff Arena which has been a real fortress over the last few years and where they remain unbeaten in competitive action since November 2017. Can they keep that long run going with a shock win here at 3/1 with Black Type.
Real Madrid’s season has not exactly gone to plan so far. After stealing Julen Lopetegui away from the Spanish national side in the summer, the new boss lasted just a few short months before being sacked and being replaced by Argentinian coach Santiago Solari. The former player has started to get more of a tune out of the side in recent weeks as they look to close the gap between themselves and their rivals Barcelona who currently sit top of the table.
In the Champions League, los Blancos were beaten home and away by CSKA Moscow in the group stages but still managed to progress with a degree of ease after winning their other four fixtures in the group against Viktoria Plzen and Roma. The Spanish outfit have been the dominant force in the Champions League in recent years though, winning four of the last five tournaments including the last three consecutive years. They’re odds-on for a first leg win here at 10/11 with Betway.
Ajax won’t let that long running unbeaten home run go down without a fight here. This outfit continues to play with the same attacking principles that have helped de Godenzonen build their reputation over the years and in players like Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Dusan Tadic in the side they are always a threat in front of goal. Real’s defence has been shaky, keeping just one clean sheet in their last six despite not losing any. That’s why we’re on the away win and both teams to score bet at 21/10 with Ladbrokes.
Sergio Ramos may be a central defender, but he is one of the most prolific defensive players in history and is often capable of popping up with a goal in big games like this one for Real Madrid. The 32 year old converted from the spot in Real’s 3-1 win over city rivals Atletico over the weekend, meaning he has now found the net six times in his last 12 matches. We’re backing him for another in this game at 57/17 with Unibet.
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