Bayern Munich’s form in Bundesliga hasn’t been that impressive this season, but in the Champions League, they’ve been tremendous. With 4 wins and a single draw so far, they’re at the top of the Group E table. But, Ajax are breathing by their necks with only 2 points fewer, which is why the clash between the two on Wednesday evening is bound to be interesting. The question is who’s gonna be happier when the battle of Johan Cruijff Arena finishes? The answer might lie in the Ajax vs Bayern Munich prediction & betting tips!
The main reason why Ajax have every right to hope for a good result on Wednesday is that their form has been brilliant lately. Actually, they’ve been playing really well for the past couple of months, winning 21 out of their previous 25 matches, counting all competitions.
Sure, you may argue that the Dutch Eredivisie isn’t a too tough competition, but Ajax did great in the Champions League as well. They won 3 and draw 2 matches, which put them right behind Bayern, with only 2 points less. This means that if they win, they will get to the top of the table.
And considering that they play at home, such a possibility doesn’t seem too unrealistic. They’ve won both of their Champions League games played at Johan Cruijff Arena this season, while their good home form in other competitions stretches way back. They have won every single match at home turf since 11th of August!
The final reason why Ajax could mess up Bayern’s plans is that they have a pretty good team this season. Of course, they might not be as good as Bayern Munich, but there are a few extra talented players in this squad, particularly in the attack.
Champions League can’t be their main focus for a simple reason – they’re doing poorly in Bundesliga. Bayern are currently at the 3rd place, which for a layman would sound really good, but this team won the German title for the past 6 season. And now, with 9 points less than their biggest rival Borussia Dortmund, Bayern’s chances of winning that trophy are not very good.
On the bright side, this team’s form has been improving lately. They won their previous 3 matches pretty impressively, scoring a total of 9 goals in those games. On top of that, their away form has been very fine this entire season. Bayern have scored at least two goals in 9 out of 10 previous matches played on the road.
The final reason why they’re traveling to Amsterdam with their heads held high is that they don’t have too many injury worries. In fact, most of their key men are fit and ready for this match, so their coach Niko Kovac will be able to pick his best XI.
- Joel Veltman (injury)
- Carel Eiting (injury)
- Hassane Bande (injury)
- Zakaria El Azzouzi (injury)
- Donny van de Beek (doubtful)
- Kasper Dolberg (doubtful)
Bayern Munich absentees:
- Corentin Tolisso (injury)
- James Rodriguez (injury)
- Arjen Robben (doubtful)
Onana – de Ligt, Blind, Mazraoui, Wober – Schone, de Jong, Labyad – Neres, Tadic, Huntelaar
Neuer – Boateng, Sule, Kimmich, Alaba – Martinez, Rafinha, Goretzka – Ribery, Muller, Lewandowski
Ajax vs Bayern Munich Prediction
I sense a lot of goals here. Ajax always play offensively and if they manage to score, the tide will turn and Bayern will have to go all-in. The result is that we might see a really large number of goals.
Ajax vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
- BTS @1.53 (bet365)
- Over 3.5 Goals @2.43 (Unibet)