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Jon Wilde 09 Dec 2019
  • Ajax vs Valencia predictions for their Champions League match on Tuesday

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10 Dec
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Ajax vs Valencia Score Prediction

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Ajax vs Valencia Match Info

Date: Tuesday December 10 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Venue: Johan Cruyff Arena
Referee: Clement Turpin (France)

Ajax vs Valencia Head-To-Head Record

3 previous matches

October 2 2019: Valencia 0-3 Ajax

March 11 2003: Ajax 1-1 Valencia
November 27 2002: Valencia 1-1 Ajax

Ajax vs Valencia Stats

  • These clubs’ meetings in 2002-03 were in the second group stage of that season’s Champions League, both teams advancing to the quarter-finals at the expense of Arsenal and Roma
  • Valencia have drawn four of their six matches away to Dutch clubs in European competitions, winning and losing one each
  • Ajax have lost six of their last eight games at home to Spanish teams in UEFA competitions

Ajax vs Valencia Match Preview

Valencia will know they realistically need to win in Amsterdam if they are to qualify for the Champions League group stage – but they are expected to come up short.

To all intents and purposes, this is a winner-takes-all game, although Ajax will not see it like that. A draw would be good enough to send last season’s semi-finalists through, while a victory secures top spot in Group H.

Both of these teams need to assume Chelsea will win at home to eliminated Lille, which is a 2/9 chance, thereby taking care of their own qualification business. In that event, it then comes down to whether Valencia can cause an upset at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

The portents are not promising for Los Che based on the reverse fixture, with Ajax running out 3-0 winners at the Mestalla. But that was Valencia’s only defeat of the campaign and they really should have completed the double over Chelsea last time out when they missed a host of chances to do better than their 2-2 home draw.

Encouragingly for the Spanish side, their recent domestic form has been strong whereas Ajax suffered a hugely surprising 2-0 defeat at home to Willem II on Friday.

Unbeaten on the road in Europe this term, Valencia may just be able to retain that record with a draw – while having to content themselves with a place in the last 32 of the Europa League.

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Ajax vs Valencia Betting Tips

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Valencia to score first @ 7/4 with bet365

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    Ajax vs Valencia Match Info Date: Tuesday December 10 2019 Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT Venue: Johan Cruyff Arena Referee: Clement Turpin (France) Ajax vs Valencia Head-To-Head Record 3 previous matches October 2 2019: Valencia 0-3 Ajax March 11 2003: Ajax 1-1 Valencia November 27 2002: Valencia 1-1 Ajax Ajax vs Valencia Stats These clubs’ meetings…