Standard Liege vs Ajax | Football Betting Tips & Prediction
The UEFA Champions League qualifiers are hotting up as two-Northern European giants face off in what promises to be an epic battle between in Belgium. Standard Liege finished second in the Belgian first division as did Ajax in the Eredivisie and there is no love lost between Dutch and Belgian teams historically.
UEFA Champions League Qualifier – 1st Leg – Standard Liege vs Ajax – Stade Maurice Dufrasne
- Tuesday 7th August 2018
- Kick-off: 19.00 GMT
- Standard Liege – Best Odds – 5/2 (William Hill)
- Ajax – Best Odds – 5/4 (Bet Bright)
- Draw – Best Odds – 5/2 (Betfred)
The Reds finished second in the Belgian First Division – finishing 3 points behind Club Brugge having only just made the top half split.
Their best showing in the Champions League was back in 1962 where they reached the semi-finals although they haven’t featured in the tournament for many years.
Former Club Brugge striker Maxime Lestienne has been recruited during the summer and he will be looking to hit the ground running with his new team.
Very few sides have enjoyed the success in the European Cup with Ajax having won the Champions League on 4 occasions – most recently in 1994-95.
Erik ten Hag is the man in charge at the Amsterdam Arena and he will be hoping he can push his side into the Champions’ League group stages as well as bringing about domestic success.
Dusan Tadic has been recruited from Southampton and the Serb will be keen to impress at his new club.
Standard Liege vs Ajax Head to Head
The two-sides last met in the Europa League in 2016 with Ajax picking up the win over 2 legs – drawing 1-1 in Liege before winning 1-0 in Amsterdam.
The second leg will be played at the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday 14th August.
Standard Liege vs Ajax Odds and Predictions
This could be a cagey affair between two teams that will be eager not to lose the first leg.
Both teams to score – NO – looks a strong bet at 4/6 with Betway.
With such rivalry between the two countries – it could be a fiery encounter.
A red card to be shown in the match looks a very good bet at 5/2 with Coral.
Both sides will be looking to stay in the tie and make sure that they’re not out of the contest by the time the second leg comes around.
Under 2.5 goals in the game looks an excellent move at 10/11 with Bet Bright.
These two sides are well matched and it could be the second leg that defines this tie.
The match to finish as a draw looks a superb bet at 5/2 with Betfred.
Standard Liege vs Ajax Score Prediction
Standard Liege 0 – 0 Ajax – 10/1 with Ladbrokes
Top Standard Liege vs Ajax Betting Tip
Both sides will be fully aware of the magnitude of the game and they will both be keen to avoid defeat. The match to finish as a draw and under 2.5 goals in the game looks a good punt at 27/10 with Bet Victor.