Ajax vs Juventus Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News 1

Ajax vs Juventus
Champions League, Europe
Date: Wednesday, 10th April 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: Johan Cruyff Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Close to secure another Serie A title, Juventus shifting their focus into the Champions League this midweek. The Turin giant are set to battle Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday for the competition’s quarter finals’ round.

Ajax vs Juventus Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up  for this midweek Champions League tie.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting a win.

Ajax 

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Onana(g);Veltman, De Light, Blind, Tagliafico(def);Schone, Van der Beek, De Jong(mid);Ziyech, Tadic, Neres(att).

Juventus

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Sczzesny(g);Cancelo, Chiellini, Bonucci, Sandro(def);Betancur, Pjanic, Matuidi(mid);Bernardeschi, Ronaldo, Mandzukic(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Wednesday Champions League fixture, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Ajax 

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLWWW

Ajax have been performing quite well in recent matches winning four and losing one out of their recent five. Their only defeat during that stretch of fixtures arrived against Az Alkmaar.

Erik ten Haag’s side arrived for the midweek tie with good confidence following their big win over Willem II. I Lancieri are hoping that they can get similar kind of success against Juve on Wednesday.

Juventus

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WLWWW

Bianconeri are experiencing similar kind of results as their upcoming opponent. Juve picked up four wins along with one defeat in their last five fixtures.

Juve also won their latest league match, beating AC Milan 2-1 in controversial fashion. Massimiliano Allegri’s men are keen on picking up another positive results against Ajax.

Team News

Ajax 

Ten Haag has some absentees for the midweek tie as Mazraoui won’t be available due to suspension. Moreover, there’s also some injury issues regarding, Eiting, Cerny along with Bande.

However, most of Ajax important names are still available for selection straight from kick off. Dusan Tadic will look to showcase his quality again in leading I Lancieri’s front line.

Juventus

Allegri also has some concerns for Wednesday with injuries to Martin Caceres, Juan Cuadrado and Andrea Barzagli. There’s also doubt regarding Emre Can, Douglas Costa and Mattia Perin’s conditions.

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to recover in time and even make the starting line up. Federico Bernadeschi set to get the nod ahead of Paulo Dybala in partnering Ronaldo and Mandzukic up top.

Head to Head Records:

The previous four encounters between both teams have mostly went in favor of Juve with three wins and one draw.

Their latest match up happened back on February 26, 2010 in Europa League match which ended 0-0.

Match Prediction

Playing at home, Ajax will try to give their best shot in taking down Juventus. However, Ten Haag’s side have shown that they can get victories even if they are playing away from home.

Juve themselves are keen on getting a positive result to bring back home before the second leg clash. It’s an intriguing contest with Bianconeri being slightly favorite, but Ajax can beat anyone on their day.

Final Score: 2-0