Ajax hosts Standard Liege in a second leg from the Champions League’s 3rd qualifying round. Here are our soccer betting tips for today for this game at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam.
Ajax can be satisfied with the result from the first match in Liege. The game on Belgian soil ended with a 2-2 draw, which favours the Dutch side. Just after 35 minutes of play, Ajax already had an advantage of two goals. Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Dusan Tadic scored for the legendary Dutch team, but Mehdi Carcela and Renaud Emond kept Standard’s hopes alive.
It’s clear that for the Belgian team it would be pretty difficult to progress after the negative result for them in the first leg. Ajax are a very experienced team, which knows how to get the result it needs. In the first match the Dutch side missed a golden opportunity to win, but now they will try to fix their mistake and take what they need from the game.
Let’s have a look at these two teams’ performance in their domestic leagues.
In the Dutch Eredivisie Ajax started their campaign in a dissapointing way – with a draw at home. Erik ten Hag’s boys were unable to beat Heracles at home. The match at the Johan Cruijff Arena ended with a 1-1 draw, with Matthijs de Ligt saving Ajax from a loss just two minutes before the end of the game.
Meanwhile Standard Liege also didn’t start the new season in the First Division A in the best way possible. They managed to win against Gent in the first round, but this win was followed by two consecutive draws against Waasland-Beveren and Cercle Brugge.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the Champions League qualifying game between Ajax and Standard Liege.