Juventus vs Ajax betting tips: Champions League match preview & predictions

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Juventus vs Ajax prediction: Juventus 1-0 Ajax

Juventus will be looking to reach a third semi-final in five seasons.

The Bianconeri are unbeaten in their last 13 matches at home in all competitions, winning each of their last five at the Allianz Stadium.

Impressively, Ajax are unbeaten in their last eight away matches in the Champions League – although five of those matches ended in draws.

Juventus vs Ajax: Who will win?

Juventus are 8/13 to win the match while Ajax are 9/2 to win. The draw is priced at 11/4.

Having scored a crucial away goal last week, Jventus are 1/3 favourites to win the tie. Ajax are 9/4 to reach their first semi-final since 1997.

Manchester United are the only visiting side to have scored at the Allianz Stadium in this season’s competition. Back a Juventus clean sheet at 5/4.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 24 goals in the quarter-final stage of the Champions League alone. The all-time leading Champions League scorer is 5/2 to open the scoring and 4/6 to score anytime.

Cristiano Ronaldo

TURIN, ITALY – MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Juventus vs Ajax Champions League quarter-final preview

Aggregate: Juventus 1-1 Ajax

Juventus host Ajax at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

The tie is finely poised following a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam in last week’s first leg.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the all-important away goal just before half-time. The Old Lady’s lead was short lived as David Neres equalised 11 seconds into the second half.

Ajax won 6-2 at home to Excelsior on Saturday. Veteran striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a hat-trick, with Dusan Tadic (2) and Kasper Dolberg also getting their names on the scoresheet.

Ajax are level on points with PSV at the top of the Eredivisie, but top the table thanks to a superior goal difference.

With a commanding lead at the top of Serie A, Juventus could afford to rest a number of players for their away trip to SPAL on Saturday.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat, but it is likely to make little difference to the outcome of the title.

Moise Kean opened the scoring for Juventus who conceded two second-half goals. Kean, just 19-year-old, has scored in each of his last six appearances for club and country.

The last time Ajax made it to the semi-final of the Champions League, they were eliminated by Juventus – who also beat them in the previous season’s final.

The two sides have met 13 times previously in UEFA competition, with Juventus winning on six occasions and losing twice. Ajax have never won away at Juventus.

The winner of the tie will face one of Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – APRIL 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus looks on during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Ajax and Juventus at Johan Cruyff Arena on April 10, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Juventus team news vs Ajax

Wojciech Szczesny, Leonardo Bonucci, Mario Manduzkic, Miralem Pjanic, Rodrigo Bentancur and Cristiano Ronaldo were all rested entirely on Saturday.

Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out with a calf injury which kept him out of the first leg. Chiellini’s return would have been welcomed as Daniele Rugani is now a doubt with a muscle injury.

Douglas Costa is another doubt, while Martin Caceres remains sidelined with a thigh injury.

Blaise Matuidi was forced off in the first leg and was not risked at the weekend. The World Cup winner should be available for Tuesday night but will face competition from Sami Khedira and the returning Emre Can, who has recovered from an ankle injury.

Andrea Barzagli made his return from a calf injury against SPAL but is unlikely to feature on Tuesday. The 37-year-old announced on Saturday that he will retire at the end of the season.

Juan Cuadrado also returned against SPAL, making his first appearance since December, but the Colombian will not be involved on Tuesday as he was removed from Juve’s Champions League squad.

Federico Bernardeschi has been preferred to Paulo Dybala in Europe and is likely to start out wide.

Mario Madzukic has been ruled out of this match through injury. The in-form Moise Kean could well be handed a start in a huge match for the Old Lady.

Federico Bernardeschi and Blaise Matuidi are one booking away from suspension.

Ajax team news vs Juventus

Ajax’s second-leg hopes were dealt a major blow Saturday as influential midfielder Frenkie de Jong came off with a hamstring injury in the 28th Excelsior.

De Jong went straight down the tunnel and was replaced by 19-year-old Jurgen Ekkelenkamp. The Barcelona-bound midfielder has travelled with the Ajax squad to Turin but is considered a major doubt.

Nicolas Tagliafico will serve a suspension after an accumulation of yellow cards.

The Argentine’s absence will likely see Daley Blind shift out to left-back with Joel Veltman partnering Matthijs de Ligt at centre-back. Daley Sinkgraven is another option at left-back but the 23-year-old has only made eight appearances all season.

Daly Blind, Matthijs de Ligt, Lasse Schone, Donny van de Beek, Hakim Ziyech and Frenkie de Jong are all one booking away from a suspension.

Donny van de Beek has scored in four of Ajax’s last six away matches while David Neres has scored seven in is last nine.

Juventus predicted line-up vs Ajax

(Both Mandzukic and Chiellini are ruled out. The likely replacements are Kean and Rugani.)

Predicted Juventus XI vs Ajax

Predicted Juventus XI vs Ajax

Ajax predicted line-up vs Juventus

Predicted Ajax XI vs Juventus

Predicted Ajax XI vs Juventus

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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