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Benfica vs Ajax Prediction & Betting tips
Tonight, at 20:00, in the round of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, Benfica Lisbon will play at home against Ajax Amsterdam. The two teams will face each other for the third time in this competition, after the double confrontation in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League in 1972, when Ajax managed to qualify for the final after a 1-0 victory at home in the round match and a goalless draw in return, and the most recent double confrontation took place four years ago, in group E, where Ajax managed a 1-0 victory in the home round and a draw result, 1-1 in return, Ajax managing the qualification more away from second place, while Benfica qualified for the Europa League in 3rd place.
Benfica reached the round of 16, finishing 2nd in Group E, after Bayern Munich, but ahead of Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev. The Portuguese managed to eliminate Barcelona, achieving a spectacular victory with 3-0, in the round match at home and 0-0 in return at home. In the last match of the championship, Benfica ended in a draw, score 2-2, the match played away on the field of Boavista, a result that endangers their direct qualification in the Champions League groups next season, at this moment being on the spot 3 with 51 points, six less than Sporting, ranked 2nd and 12th against FC Porto, the main favorite to win the title this season in Portugal.
On the other hand, Ajax had a perfect run in the UEFA Champions League groups, winning six out of six, regardless of whether their opponents were Borussia Dortmund, Sporting or Besiktas. The Dutch scored 20 goals in the six matches and received five. Ajax is one of the fittest teams in the world at the moment with ten consecutive victories in all the competitions in which it has evolved, and in the last 16 official matches it has one defeat and 15 victories. In 2022, Ajax played seven games in which they scored 28 goals and received only one, in the victory in the derby with PSV away, score 1-2. In the last match before this confrontation, Ajax won only 1-0 the match played away with Willem II.
Benfica vs Ajax head to head matches
07.11.18 CL Benfica vs Ajax 1:1
23.10.18 CL Ajax vs Benfica 1:0
26.07.14 CF Benfica vs Ajax 0:1
26.07.09 LGA Ajax vs Benfica 2:3
19.04.72 CL Benfica vs Ajax 0:0
05.04.72 CL Ajax vs Benfica 1:0
* Our advice is: OVER 2.5 GOALS
* Selection odd for this bet is: 1.65
* This analyis is from our perspective and we highly recommend to inform also yourself about all details that can be decisive in your choise to bet!