Ajax eliminated Real Madrid in the round of 16 thanks to an emphatic away leg 4-1 win. Can the Dutch club do the same against Juventus in Turin?
The Bianconeri opened the scoring in the first leg thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo header. Ajax’s David Neres equalised just after halftime as Ajax saw out a 1-1 draw.
Juventus will be without injured players Giorgio Chiellini, Martin Caceres, Emre Can, Douglas Costa, and Blaise Matuidi. The injuries are suddenly piling up for Allegri, but the good news is Ronaldo is fully fit.
The Portuguese forward was the difference for the Bianconeri in the first leg. Ronaldo saved Juventus in the prior round thanks to his second leg hat-trick against Atletico. Juventus are riding on Ronaldo’s back much like Real Madrid did for so many years.
Frankie De Jong will be available for Ajax after picking up a knock during the weekend . In fact, manager Erik ten will be able to pick the same starting XI that featured against Juventus last week.
The Dutch club currently lead the Eredivisie and continued their fine form with a 6-2 win over Excelsior at the weekend.
Ten Hag’s team has shown it can play alongside the best in Europe. Ajax drew twice with Bayern Munich in the group stage before besting Real Madrid over two legs in the last 16. They drew with Juventus in the first leg and will be hungry for more in the second match.
Ajax just need an away goal to shock Juventus, but the problem is the Bianconeri’s No. 7. Ronaldo made the difference for Juventus against Atletico and he will do it again in the quarterfinals against Ajax.
PREDICTION : DRAW 2-2
Accumulator Tip : Goal In Both Halves @ 1.48 with SUREBET247
VALUE BET : AJAX OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS