Tuesday night, Ajax face Valencia for a meeting of the 6th day of group H of the Champions League. Ajax must win to ensure qualification and first place while Valencia will probably need a win to qualify because at the same time Chelsea play a Lille eliminated at home.
Ajax vs FC Valencia Soccer Betting Tips
Champions League semi-finalist last season, Ajax is currently leading the group H but is only 2 units ahead of the 3rd place occupied by Chelsea who is tied for points with Valencia. The Dutch side have only lost points against Chelsea so far (0-1 at home and 4-4 away). On the other hand, she won against Lille (3-0 at home and 0-2 away) and Valencia (0-3). The partners of Hakim Ziyech are currently 1ers of their championship with 3 units ahead of their dolphin. Unbeaten in the first 15 days (13 wins and 2 draws), they fell however last weekend, at home against Willem II (0-2).
Valencia ranks 2nd in this Champions League group but has the same number of points as the 3rd Chelsea, who will also receive the Lille red lantern. The team was defeated only once, at home by Ajax (0-3), for 2 wins gleaned at Chelsea (0-1) and against Lille (4-1) and 2 draws obtained in Lille (1-1) and against Chelsea on the last day (2-2). 8th of La Liga, Dani Parejo’s partners do not meet expectations until now. Nevertheless, after a start of the championship, delicate, they won 4 of their last 5 games, for 1 defeat. Last weekend, they won at Levante (2-4).
The staff for Ajax vs FC Valencia
As against Lille, Ajax will not be able to count on his Brazilian striker Neres who will be absent until the truce. Major wingers Labyad and Promes (top scorer in the league) joined him in the infirmary. In addition, the goalkeeper Onana is uncertain. However, central defenders Blind and Veltman will be back after serving their suspension against the Dams. The Ajacids will certainly rest on the excellent Ziyech, Tadic or Huntelaar who are all in great shape this season.
Valencia are decimated for this match since the club has to contend with the Gomez executives (top scorer), Cilessen (goalkeeper), Kondogbia, Cheryshev and Guedes who are all in the infirmary with the young Korean Kang-In and less young Piccini and Sobrino. Author of a double in two minutes against Levante, Kevin Gameiro should have his chance of entry.
The compositions for Ajax vs FC Valencia
The probable composition of Ajax (go to 20h for the official compo):
Onana (or El Maach) – Dest, Veltman, Blind Tagliafico – Van de Beck, Martinez, Lang – Ziyech, Huntelaar, Tadic.
Absent: Neres, Labyad, Promes (injured)
The tactical provision provided (4-3-3):
Dest – Veltman – Blind – Tagliafico
Mazraoui – Martinez – Van de Beek
Ziyech – Huntelaar – Tadic
The probable composition of Valencia (appointment at 20h for the official compo):
Domenech – Wass, Paulista, Mangala, Gaya – Soler, Parejo, Coquelin, Torres – Rodrigo, Gameiro.
Absent: Lee Kanghin, Sobrino, Cilessen, Gomez, Guedes, Kondogbia, Cheryshev, Piccini (injured), Garay (suspended).
The tactical provision provided (4-4-2):
Wass – Paulista – Mangala – Gaya
Soler – Parejo – Coquelin – Torres
Rodrigo – Gameiro
The history of confrontations Ajax vs FC Valencia
In the first leg, Ajax had largely won the only opposition between the two clubs since 2008.
Key points for the match Ajax vs FC Valencia
– Ajax must avoid defeat to validate their qualification for the 8th finals.
– The win seems imperative for Valencia as Chelsea receives the last Lille at the same time.
– Despite the support of its supporters, Valencia was outclassed by Ajax in the first leg.
Soccer Betting Tips Ajax vs FC Valencia
Supported by his supporters, Ajax has the assets to win this Tuesday against a Valencia team deprived of many players.
Betting Tips: Victory Ajax