Ajax – Real Madrid SOCCER PICKS
Ajax and Real Madrid meet at Amsterdam ArenA, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 04-12-2012, in a match that ended with the final score: Real Madrid (4-1) Ajax.
The home team got access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after the 2nd place won in Group E, with a total of 12 points. In the last match they played, for the Eredivisie, they lost to Heracles away by (1-0). In the last 6 home league matches Ajax has a record of 5 wins and 1 draw.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 12 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 24 of the last 28 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 20 of the last 28 there were Over 2,5 goals. In the last 18 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 11 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Ajax comes to this game with a snub, 1-0, in the Heracles field trip, adding the second defeat in the last three games played. To reach the knockout stages of the Champions League, the Dutch finished in second place in Group E, with 12 points conquered. Despite playing at home, coach Erik ten Hag must keep the team in 4-3-3, favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks by the flanks. Frenkie de Jong is one of the most important players in the offensive process, being this owner of great pass quality. On the other hand, Dusan Tadic is the best Ajax score, with 22 goals scored in several competitions. For this game the coach can not count on Wober, for suspension.
The visiting team got access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after the 1st place conquered in Group G, with a total of 12 points. In the last match that they disputed, for the First Division, they beat Atlético Madrid by (1-3). In the last 10 away matches Real Madrid has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 25 of the last 33 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 4 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Real Madrid comes to this match with a triumph, 1-3, in the move to the arena of the rival Atlético de Madrid, totaling in this way the seventh official match without tasting the taste of defeat: the team’s goals were scored by Bale, Casemiro and Ramos. In the group stage of the Champions League, the meringues finished in the 1st position of their group, with 12 points won. The foreign club usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive adversary are Vinícius Júnior, Lucas Vázquez and Benzema: the last one is the best score of Real Madrid, with 18 goals scored . Thus, despite acting outside the home, we believe that the foreign club will adopt a more offensive stance, taking into account that it presents more individual and collective quality. For this match the visiting coach can not count on Vallejo and Isco, players with physical problems.