Ajax and Benfica will meet in the eighth-finals of the Champions League. Ajax finished the group stage in first place with six wins, and they play attractive football with many goals. Benfica finished the group stage in second place ahead of Barcelona, which is a big surprise, and the Round of 16 is a great success.
March 15rh, 2022 – 21:00
Ajax vs Benfica Betting Tips & Predictions
Ajax to win @ 1.45
Over 3.5 FT @ 1.95
Correct score 3:1 @ 10.00
Reason for Ajax vs Benfica Predictions
Dutch side Ajax will play host to Benfica in the return leg of their Round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash, looking to do better than in their first meeting, which ended 2-2. Ajax is coming from a 3-2 win over Cambuur in the Eredivisie, their third straight win, but they haven’t been comfortable in these wins. The defense has come up as an area of concern for the Dutch giants, as in their last five matches, they’ve kept just one clean sheet, and in four of the five games, they have conceded twice. The result is that their matches have been high-scoring, four of the last five producing over 2.5 goals. Home matches have produced more assured performances and results, though; Ajax has won each of their previous seven games at home and kept clean sheets in six. They have four wins in the last five home matches in the Champions League. Dusan Tadic is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. Antony plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
Benfica, on their part, takes to this game a run of seven unbeaten matches. However, three of their last five have produced draws. They are coming from a 1-1 draw with Vizela in their home league, a game they were forced to come from behind, having had a player sent off in the seventh minute. Their task will be tougher here even though they come loaded with a four-match unbeaten run away from home. They twice came from down to draw 2-2 with Benfica in the first leg, but they don’t have a very encouraging run in the Champions League, with just one win in their last five games. Benfica is unbeaten in their previous three matches in this competition, but they’ve conceded two or more goals in three of the last five games. Roman Yaremchuk finally shows his proper form and scores important goals. He creates a lot of problems for the opposing defenders. Julian Weigl found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Benfica is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Ajax should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
The prediction for this match is over 3.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.