Ajax Amsterdam vs PAOK Thessaloniki Today’s Soccer Betting Tips
At the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening at 20:30, the Champions League Qualifying return leg (round 3) will take place between Ajax Amsterdam vs PAOK Salonik. The champions of Greece have made it really difficult for last season’s Champions League semi-finalist in the first leg, so Ajax needed a highly concentrated performance for the return leg to be back in the premier class this year. After a good start and a 1-0 lead by Moroccan Hakim Ziyech, coach Erik ten Hag’s side lost 1: 2 in the first half before Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored the goal after beating him 2-2 And ultimately good position for Ajax.
So easily are the departures of Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong just can not be compensated, which have enchanted in the last Champions League year nor the football world with their carefree way to play football. That does not make things easier for sports betting. If Ajax succeeds in taking the first hurdle on home soil on Tuesday, either the champions from Cyprus APOEL Nicosia or Azerbaijan’s champion Qarabag Agdam will be waiting in the playoffs (20 August 2019).
Ajax Amsterdam: Form of moment, last results, statistics
With a total of 119 goals, the Dutch Eredivisie’s Ajax offensive last year really kicked off and prevailed after a neck-and-neck race for league rivals PSV Eindhoven. In addition, there were brilliant appearances in the premier class, the Ajax even flushed almost to the final. Now everything starts again. Part of the huge transfer proceeds for Frenkie de Jong (€ 75 million) and Matthis de Ligt (€ 85 million) have been reinvested. Were brought new talented players such as Edson Alvaraz, Lisandro Martinez, Kik Pieri, Razvan Marin or Quincy Promes.
Top performers such as David Neres, Hakim Ziyech, Donny van de Beek, Daley Blind, Nicolas Tagliafico and Dusan Tadic were held. The squad currently has a player value of 380 million euros. In order to maintain this value and perhaps even improve it, it is imperative to reach the group stage. Thus, Ajax will do everything to clear first PAOK Thessasoliki before the supposedly easier task against Qarabag Agdam or APOEL Nicosia in the decisive playoffs waiting.
Probable team of Ajax Amsterdam
Onana – Tagliafico, Martinez, Schuurs, Veltman – Mazraoui, Blind, Van de Beek – Tadic, Ziyech, Neres
PAOK Thessaloniki: Form of moment, last results, statistics
PAOK Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira, who surprisingly took over Razvan Lucescu (champions and cup winners with PAOK last season) this season, was likely to have swallowed when he saw Los Ajax Amsterdam in round 3 of the Champions League qualifiers. Although Ferreira finds a well-rehearsed team for the Greeks, the international format is lacking for comparison with a top club from Europe. However, last year PAOK reached the play-offs before Benfica made a mistake for the Greeks. In the squad of the Greek champion and cup winner are some interesting players.
Especially her Brazilian right winger Leo Jaba brings at least great talent. The captain of the team, Dimitros Pelkas, who whirled in the first leg with Chuba Akpom in the first leg, is also noteworthy. The rest of the troupe is very balanced, which is reflected in player market values of between two and four million. For the upcoming season was invested mainly for the midfield. Most of the money was spent for the Nigerian Anderson Esiti (€ 3.5 million), to join Douglas Augusto (€ 3 million) from Brazil and several young talents to the team. In Greece, PAOK is certainly one of the top favorites for the championship, but for the Champions League, the quality is not enough for all foresight.
Probable team of PAOK Thessaloniki
Paschalakis – Gianoulis, Crespo, Varela, Leo Matos – Esiti, El Kaddouri, Biseswar, Leo Jaba – Akpom, Pelkas
Our Best Betting Tips Ajax Amsterdam vs PAOK
Ajax Amsterdam has been able to boost its reputation on the international stage last year with the semi-finals in the Champions League. This year, the team of Erik ten Hag starts again from zero. Despite championship Ajax has to fight through the qualification. Although the first qualifying rounds could be skipped, but caught in round 3 with PAOK Thessaloniki as a lot no passing customers. The Greek champion has quite quality and showed in the first leg (2: 2) an appealing performance.
To reach the next level, the Champions League playoffs, Ajax would pass 0-0 or 1-1. However, ten Hag will not play in the second leg tie. With their own supporters behind them, Ajax will play to their hearts’ content, especially as the team still has enough quality to show its limits to PAOK, despite the not-so-insignificant departures of de Ligt and de Jong. We go with the tendency of the bookmakers, even if the odds are not really high, on an Ajax win!
Betting Tip: Ajax Amsterdam wins