Ajax vs Lille Match Info
Match date: 17th September 2019
Kick-Off: 8:00 pm
Stadium: Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam
Ajax vs Lille Head to Head Record
This will be the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever, as both hardly look the same teams that secured the Champions League spots last term.
Ajax vs Lille Stats
- Ajax beat Heerenveen (4-1) to build on their streak from before the break
- Lille returned to the winning ways on Friday as they beat Angers (2-1) in front of the home crowd
- LOSC struggle to score goals on the road and still look for their first away win this term</
Ajax vs Lille Match Preview
Ajax made their way to the Group Stage through a narrow Play-offs win over APOEL and they now kick off the Champions League campaign as they host Lille for their Matchday 1 clash in Group H, looking to build on their recent consistency and capitalize on the rivals’ struggles for the same.
De Godenzonen have beaten Heerenveen (4-1) with goals from Tadic, Tagliafico (x2), and Schuurs, as they extended a three-match winning streak – where they also beat APOEL (2-0) and Sparta Rotterdam (1-4) ahead of the break. They felt very confident at Johan Cruijff Arena and now come off as heavy betting favourites as well.
Lille will have to look for an upset as they build on a 2-1 win over Angers now behind them, where goals from Victor Osimhen and Luiz Araujo proved enough for a narrow home win. Christophe Galtier will hope his men can take confidence from such a quest and build on the success, but they should be in for a tougher challenge now.
More worryingly, LOSC have struggled to perform on the road and still search for their first goal away from home. They’ve seen struggles through the pre-season and both Amiens (1-0) and Reims (2-0) secure the points in Ligue 1 already, which has few believing they have what it takes for more in Amsterdam.
We will thus back Ajax to secure the points and go for a Home win to Nil here, which comes at 6/4 with Coral and looks like the best approach to the fixture – despite seeing Ajax struggling to put on such convincing displays at the back on the regular.
We feel Lille will be no sitting ducks, though, and they should still prove a tough nut to crack. With that in mind, we’re now also going for few goals and backing Under 2.5 Goals FT at 23/20 with Unibet and hoping for a tough deadlock to break.
Ajax vs Lille Betting Tips
Ajax to win to Nil @ 6/4 with Coral
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 23/20 with Unibet
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