Ajax – Benfica
Ajax hosts Benfica in a third round of Group E in the UEFA Champions League. The meeting will be played on Tuesday, October 23, at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. We will offer you winning soccer predictions today for this derby.
The Ajax hosts are a little surprising at the first place in this group with a four-point lead after two games. The Dutch team beat AEK Athens convincingly 3:0 in the first round of the tournament, and then made a 1:1 draw as a guest of Bayern Munich. Defender Mats Hummels gave the Bavarians an advance in the fourth minute, but shortly after, Noussair Mazraoui scored for Ajax and brought a valuable point to his team. The guests from Benfica take third place with three points, as is the Bayern Munchen team. The Portuguese team lost 0:2 by the Bavarians in the first round and in their second match scored a dramatic success with 3:2 as a guest of AEK. The Greek representative is the last in the group without a point and there is not much chance of going forward, so the battle between Ajax and Benfica will be of great importance for the final standings.
Over the weekend, Ajax beat Heerenveen 4-0 as a guest and recorded a second consecutive victory, before breaking the national team break with AZ 5:0 at home. Ajax’s team is in a series of six consecutive wins in their own field, three of which have been attained in the Champions League, so the hosts have great chances of success in the upcoming match.
The Benfica team won their first clash on the European scene against Ajax 3:1 in 1969, but then failed to beat the Amsterdam Grand Prix in the next four games with three defeats. Benfica has won his last three matches in all tournaments, including 1-0 against Porto in the Portuguese Championship, so he is in good shape. Benfica has made eight goals in its three Champions League games this season and I think it will hit the Johan Cruijff Arena and the Ajax hosts would also have to find the target.
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