Juventus – Ajax Prediction & Picks (16.04.2019)

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Juventus – Ajax SOCCER PICKS

Juventus and Ajax meet at Juventus Stadium, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals), after a (1-1) draw in the first leg. Attention to the home factor, since Juventus usually conquer different results at home and abroad.

Juventus:

The home team comes to this match back in advantage, after a draw as a visitor by (1-1), so it is enough a draw for less than 1 goal to confirm the qualification to the next phase. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 9 conceded. In the last match they played, for Serie A, they lost with SPAL out by (2-1). In their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Champions League Juventus has 3 wins and 1 loss. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 7 of its last 9 matches for the UEFA Champions League, of these 7 reached the break in advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘ in 5. There is 1 period highlighted in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they suffered 6 of their 13 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).

Juventus come to this game with a snub, by 2-1, in the displacement to the SPAL field, in a game for the Italian championship. We remember that the Turin club drew 1-1 with Ajax in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. In this game against the fans we believe that coach Massimiliano Allegri will act in the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-3-3, benefiting the maintenance of possession of the ball and the organized attacks: Pjanic is a fundamental piece in the local team . The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine Paulo Dybala are the best markers of Juventus in the Millionaire League, with five goals scored each. For this game the coach can not count on Emre Can, Chiellini and Cáceres, all injured.

Ajax:

The away team comes to this match at a disadvantage, because despite the draw in the first leg suffered 1 goal at home. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 44 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 56 goals scored and 16 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Excelsior by (6-2). In the last 7 away matches for the UEFA Champions League, Ajax won 3 and drew 4.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 7 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The Ajax left for this day with a victory, by 6-2, in the reception to the Excelsior, in a game for the Dutch championship. We emphasize that the visiting club drew 1-1 in the first leg, against Juventus, however, it is important to note that it had a great performance throughout the 90 ‘. However, the team under the command of Erik ten Hag must appear in a low block, exploring in the best way the space in the back of the opponent. It is important to underline that Ajax exhibits great competition in the counterattack and in the stopped balls. Dusan Tadic is the best Ajax score in this competition, with 6 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach can count on all his players.


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