PAOK vs Ajax Match Info
Match date: 6th August 2019
Kick-Off: 6:00 pm
Stadium: Stadio Toumbas, Thessaloníki
PAOK vs Ajax Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
15 Jul 2017 Ajax 4 – 2 PAOK
3 Aug 2016 PAOK 1 – 2 Ajax
26 Jul 2016 Ajax 1 – 1 PAOK
Matches played: 5
PAOK wins: 0
Ajax wins: 2
PAOK vs Ajax Stats
- PAOK are a known tough side at home ground, where they last suffered a loss in December (1-3 to BATE in Europa League)
- Ajax have been more unpredictable but already kicked off the new campaign
- The sides have met at the same stage of the competition three years ago, as Ajax made their way past the rivals on the back of a 3-2 aggregate win
PAOK vs Ajax Match Preview
Ajax travel to Thessaloniki just days after their trip to Arnhem as they open the new campaign, looking to build on the Super Cup success (where they beat PSV 2-0 in late July) and find consistency despite a busy summer with three of their big stars leaving in big-money transfers.
De Godenzonen have been conceding goals regularly through the pre-season and this could be more of a worry for Erik ten Hag, as they get used to life without De Ligt commanding the back line. Replicating last term’s success will be tough but Ajax have a lot to prove and they’ll surely be motivated to do so.
PAOK will, on the other hand, have to look for an upset if it can be called that – as the Greek side boast great stability in front of the home fans. Indeed, they’ve last suffered a loss at Stadio Toumbas back in December and staying unbeaten now will be a crucial task despite a tough draw.
Popular O Dikefalos tou Vorra come into the match in great shape too, after bagging four consecutive wins since early July. They’ve beat Universitatea Cluj (0-5), Sint-Truiden (0-4), Anderlecht (1-3), and Fortuna Sittard (1-5) in some high-scoring clashes and while Ajax will be much more of a challenge, we’ll surely see them very motivated in the final third.
We feel PAOK have enough firepower to cope with Ajax in front of the home fans and we’ll now stick our necks out for them to hold the rivals off, as we go for a Draw at 49/20 with Unibet – which should still have Ajax happier at the end of the day.
Indeed, we hope to see goals and with that in mind, we’re also backing a Yes on Both teams to score at 5/6 with Paddy Power. Ajax have both scored and conceded in six of their last seven outings while PAOK have same issues lately, in three of their respective last five that is.
PAOK vs Ajax Betting Tips
Draw @ 49/20 with Unibet
Both teams to score Yes @ 5/6 with Paddy Power
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