Real Madrid vs Ajax is a match that both teams will be looking to pick up a victory when they square off in their UEFA Champions League showdown on Tuesday. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their soccer betting odds.
Real Madrid vs Ajax Champions League Odds & Game Preview
- When: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019. 4pm ET
- Where: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- Champions League Odds: Ajax +375 / Draw +320 / Real Madrid -163
Why Bet on Real Madrid?
The best reasons to bet on Real Madrid are that the Champions League group G leaders are playing at home and know they can beat Ajax after doing so 2-1 in their last Champions League meeting. Real Madrid is coming off of back-to-back losses against Barcelona in the Spanish Copa del Rey, including a 3-0 shutout loss and ensuing 1-0 loss on Saturday against the La Liga leaders.
Real Madrid got off a whopping 17 shots in their last match but had a shot accuracy percentage of just 17 percent. With 12 goals scored and five allowed in Champions League play this season, Real Madrid sits at +7 in the goal scoring differential department.
Why Bet On Ajax?
The best reason to bet on Ajax Amsterdam is because they’re playing excellent soccer, having won two straight matches and they are well-rested. Ajax is coming off a 3-0 shutout win against Feyenoord last Monday that succeeded their overpowering 5-1 smackdown of ADO DEN HAAG in their previous match and 5-0 shutout win just prior to that. Another good reason is that Ajax will be highly motivated after falling to Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League Final 16 matches.
Ajax is behind by 1 goal and 2 away goals. If Ajax wins 1-0 they will still be eliminated on the away-goal rule which means that the Dutch side will have to start attacking from the outset. With 11 goals scored in Champion League play and five allowed, Ajax is at +6 in the goal differential scoring department.
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Real Madrid vs Ajax
Real Madrid might be playing at home in this match, but I’m going to advise you to back Ajax to get the draw at the very least, if not the outright win. Real Madrid is playing poorly at both ends of the pitch while Ajax has been finding the back of the net with regularity.
I know Real Madrid presents a stiffer test that what Ajax normally sees in the Dutch League, but they are playing some fantastic soccer at both ends of the pitch and that makes them a value-packed pick in this one for me.
Champions League Betting Pick: Ajax 2- Real Madrid 2