Ajax hosts Valencia at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam in a game from Group H
Ajax hosts Valencia at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam in a game from Group H of the Champions League. In our Champions League predictions we will try to offer you some useful information about this fixture.
Ajax are approaching this game with the thought of winning this group. Right now the Dutch team is first in the standings with 10 points, while Valencia and Chelsea follow with 8. Erik ten Hag and his players are aware that a win on Tuesday will make them untouchable at top, so that’s what they will try to do – get all of the three points.
In the previous round of the group phase Ajax secured their third win in this group so far. Ten Hag’s team visited Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy and won the three points with a classy 2-0 win. Hakim Ziyech opened the score for the visitors, while Quincy Promes addded one more for Ajax after the halftime break.
During the weeked Ajax suffered a very dissapointing loss in the Eredivisie being beaten with 0-2 by Willem II at home. We will see if this is going to affect the way they perform on Tuesday.
Valencia are aware that everything else, but winning most likely will eliminate them from the competition. We all expect Chelsea to beat Lille in the other game, which means that a draw or a loss in Amsterdam will send Valencia to the third place. For Los Che this game on Tuesday is all or nothing.
The manager Albert Celades has some problems in his team, because bunch of players are injured. Denis Cheryshev, Eliaquim Mangala, Goncalo Guedes and Geoffrey Kondogbia are all sidelined with health problems.
In our Champions League predictions we think that it’s going to be a very entertaining game between Ajax and Valencia in the Champions League. Two technical teams are facing each other, so we expect some fine moments on the pitch from them.