Ajax vs Lille Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
UEFA Champions League | Johan Cruijff Arena 17 Sept 2019 20:00
Ajax and Lille are set to serve up an open contest in their UEFA Champions League clash at the Johan Cryuff Arena. Both teams have served up high scoring matches lately and are tipped to produce over 2.5 goals with the hosts backed to secure the win.
The Dutch champions came through the qualifying rounds in the Champions League and are unbeaten in their last four matches. Erik ten Hag’s men are favoured to win on Tuesday at 1.50 but having conceded in seven of their last 10 matches across all competitions, a bet on goals offers more value at odds of 1.73.
Dusan Tadic appears to have picked up where he left off last season having scored three goals in the qualifiers. He should continue in attack alongside Hakim Ziyech while David Neres could also be given a start after making a second half appearance against Heerenveen.
Lille travel to Amsterdam off the back of a 2-1 victory at home against Angers in the French Ligue 1. Victor Osimhen continued his fine start to the season with the opening goal on 39 minutes while Luiz Araujo added the second after the break.
Les Dougues are making their first appearance in the Champions League since 2014 and were given a bye from the qualifiers. They often struggle on the road and three straight away defeats means a win on Tuesday is unlikely at 6.25 while a draw is priced at odds of 4.33. Victor Osimhen has been the standout player for Lille this season having scored five goals in his last five matches. He is likely to be given the nod in attack alongside Luiz Araujo and Jonathan Bamba, who have also impressed this season.
Dusan Tadic will be the one to watch for Ajax on Tuesday having score eight goals in his last 10 matches across all competitions. The Serbian forward has a good understanding with David Neres and Hakim Ziyech and should have too much for the French team. Lille will look to Victor Osimhen to provide the spark in attack following his impressive start to the season. The Nigerian striker should combine well with Luiz Araujo and Jonathan Bamba to trouble the Ajax defence.
PREDICTION : AJAX 3-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP : AJAX OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS , GOAL IN BOTH HALVES